Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at St. Joseph Convent Chapel in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Thomas Lindner officiating. Private burial with full military honors will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee at a later date.
Visitation will be at the convent from 2:30 p.m. Tuesday until the services.
Donations can be made to the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters or The World Wildlife Foundation.
Shuda Funeral Chapel in Stevens Point assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mr. Simons was born April 29, 1925, in Milwaukee, a son of the late Theodore and Lucille Simons. He attended St. Robert Grade School and The University School in Milwaukee.
He graduated from Marquette University with a major in business.
He served in the U.S. Marines in both World War II and as an officer in Korea.
He was married to Jane Heffernan for 59 years. She died in 2010.
He worked as a shoe company executive for many years prior to going to work for Sentry Insurance from 1969 until his retirement in 1986.
He was an outdoor enthusiast. In his early years he was a polo player, mountain climber, jogger and tennis player. He spent weekends with his wife on their boat at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club.
He was also a longtime member of the YMCA in Wausau.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary (Terry) Hackett, Stevens Point; one son, Ted (Pam), North Carolina; three grandchildren, Katie Simons, Seattle, Wash., Michael (Tonya) Hackett, Marshfield, and Meghan (Brian) Schleich, Chicago, Ill.; and four great-grandchildren, Faith, Preston, Mia and Madeline.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Patty Bach.