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Curtis L. Simonson — Spring Valley

SPRING VALLEY — The funeral for Curtis L. Simonson will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, with the Revs. Dennis Timmerman and Laura Fladten officiating. Burial will be in Bear Creek Cemetery in rural Grand Meadow.

Mr. Simonson, 78, of Spring Valley, died Saturday (Jan. 31, 2009) at the Grand Meadow Health Care Center, where he had resided for several months.

He was born July 12, 1930, in Grand Meadow, where he grew up and attended school. He entered the Army in 1951 and was discharged in 1954. On April 5, 1952, he married Tudie Riess at the Grand Meadow Lutheran Church.

Mr. Simonson was employed by Ruan Transport for 36 years, retiring in 1990. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing, and dancing.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Anne Marie (Leland) Kappers of Spring Valley; and a sister, Vernice Stier of Grand Meadow. Other survivors include two grandchildren, Riley Simonson and Ashley Kappers. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Bertha (Skogstad) Simonson; and two brothers, Everett and Charles.

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Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the church.

The family prefers memorials to the Bear Creek Cemetery Association or Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.

Hindt Funeral Home of Spring Valley is assisting the family with arrangements.

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