Allen Merle Simonson, 90

Published 9:01 am Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Allen Merle Simonson, 90

Allen Merle Simonson, 90, of Hayfield, Minnesota, and formerly of rural Sargeant, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield.

Allen was born on Nov. 13, 1928, the son of Lionel and Ruth (Scharberg) Simonson in Sargeant Township, Mower County, Minnesota. He graduated from Hayfield High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1950-54. Allen was united in marriage to June Morehead on June 23, 1951, in Grayslake, Illinois. After returning from his duty in the Navy, he farmed in the Sargeant area and worked at IBM for 22 years. Allen enjoyed fishing, flying, camping, and he and June spent 35 years going south to Meza, Arizona.

Allen is survived by his wife, June Simonson, Hayfield; children, Michael (Patty) Simonson, Spring Valley, Minnesota, Cathy (Henry) Hoyt, Prescott, Arizona, Linda Simonson, Rochester, Minnesota, Diane (Paul) Stanton, Hayfield, and Nancy (Richard) Beechum, Adel, Iowa; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Ramon (Gloria) Simonson, Rochester; and three sisters, Adeline Sager, Denton, Texas, Denise (Ernest) Bourgeois and Shirlee (Richard) Labuda, both of Grand Junction, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one daughter, Judith Ann Simonson.

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The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at Evanger Lutheran Church, 33554 660th Ave., Sargeant, MN 55973. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, 501 Second Street NW in Hayfield and one hour before the service on Friday at the church. Interment will be in Evanger Lutheran Cemetery with military honors by the Hayfield American Legion Rothie Post 330.