Funeral mass was held Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sioux Rapids, with Father Al Reicks as celebrant.
Interment took place at Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids.
Helen Marie Simon was the second oldest of seven children born to John and Agnes (Prew) Mueller. She was born May 26, 1920, at Peterson. She attended school at Peterson, graduating with the class of 1937. On Nov. 30, 1939, she was united in marriage to Amos Simon of Sioux Rapids.
They made their home for 67 years in and around the Sioux Rapids farming community and were blessed with six children: Carol (Bob) Stoop of Henderson, Nev.; Ken Simon of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Dick Simon of Havelock; Darwin (Jackie Elfman) Simon of Des Moines; Virginia (Tom) Rabel of Fostoria; and Bonnie Somers of McKinney, Texas.
Helen was an active church member at St. Joseph's Parish in Sioux Rapids. She taught second grade CCD for 12 years, served as Parish Representative of the 'Parish in the Council of Catholic Women' for 30 years, and she served as Deanery President and Diocesan Secretary. Helen was also one of the original members of the Sioux Rapids 'ODO' Club.
Helen has spent the past three and one-half years at the Sioux Care Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; three brothers; her husband, Amos; two grandchildren, Mary Louise and Richard Dale; a great grandson, Nicholas Thomas; and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Simon.
Helen is survived by her children; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Frances Carlson and husband, Eldon of Spirit Lake.
The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids was in charge of the arrangements.
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