Obit: Simon, Frances P. (1905 - 2005)
Contact:  Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Simon, Nelson, Paul, Samplawski, Kowalczyk, Hatfield, Janisewski, Davis

----Sources: Leader-Telegram (Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wis.) 11/5/2005

Simon, Frances P. (17 Feb. 1905 - 4 Nov. 2005)

Frances P. Simon, age 100, longtime Stanley resident, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2005, at Oakbrook Health & Rehabilitation Center in Thorp, Wis. A Christian burial mass will be held on Monday, November 7, 2005, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends and family may call on Sunday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Plombon Funeral Chapel, Stanley, with a 7:30 rosary being recited. Plombon Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

Frances was born February 17, 1905, in Stanley, the daughter of Albert and Agnes (Paul) Samplawski. She attended Maple Hill School and then graduated from Stanley High School in 1925. She was then united in marriage to Larry Simon on April 20, 1926, in Fond du Lac. After residing in Fond du Lac and then Chicago, for a short time they then moved to Stanley, and have resided here since.

Frances is survived by one son, Donald (Marion) Simon of Stanley; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Larry in 1977; two sons, Gerald in 1999 and Earl in 1988; and daughter-in-law, Joan Simon in 2004; and one great-grandson Eric Kowalczyk; brothers, John, Edward, Adolph, Julian, Steven and Emil Samplawski; and sisters, Clara Hatfield, Elizabeth Janisewski and Agnes Davis.

Frances was a lifelong member of Holy Family Catholic Parish, a charter member of the Catholic Womens Club and the First President of the Holy Family Ladies Aide, active in the Grey Ladies and the Red Cross Blood Donors Program. Besides her great love of her family, she was known for her Christmas parties for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, of which many gifts were knitted and crocheted by her personally.



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