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Orlajoy "Tudie" Simonson

October 15, 1931 ~ March 16, 2017 (age 85)

Funeral services for Tudie Simonson will be held at 1:30 P.M. March 20, 2017 at Bear Creek Lutheran Church rural Grand Meadow with Pastor Larry Iverson officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be held 1 hr prior to the service at the church.

Orlajoy “Tudie” Simonson, age 85, of Spring Valley died March 16, 2017 at Grand Meadow Health Care Center where she had resided for a short time.

She was born October 15, 1931 in Rochester, MN to Otto and Melba (Peterson) Riess. She grew up and graduated from Grand Meadow High School. On April 5, 1952 she was united in marriage to Curtis L. Simonson at Grand Meadow Lutheran Church.  Mrs. Simonson was employed by Jornel’s Jewelry in Spring Valley for many years, retiring in 1993. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and dancing.

She is survived by a daughter; Anne Marie (Leland) Kappers of Spring Valley, MN, a son; Brian C. Simonson of Rochester, MN, two grandchildren; Riley (Stephanie Prinsen) Simonson and Ashley Kappers. She is also survived by two nieces; Christine (Guy) Hunter of Eyota and Mary (Jeff) Quandt of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Curtis, brother Otto Riess, grandparents; Joseph and Ella Peterson and special Aunt Edythe Price.

The family prefers memorials to Bear Creek Lutheran Church or Seasons Hospice.

Condolences may be left at www.Hindtfuneralhome.com

 Service Information

March 20, 2017

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Bear creek church

Funeral Service
March 20, 2017

1:30 PM
Bear creek church

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