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“Dear Simmons Family I'm so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. I remember your family snowmobiling with my family. Frank was one of my Dad's best...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: David C Foss - Winfield, MO

“Kurt, Debbie, Sandy - I've been sitting here, struggling with what to write. I think when you lose someone as special as your Dad, there are never...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Erin McCarter - Moline, IL

“Debbie, Sandy and Kurt: We were so saddened to learn of your dad's passing. One of my fondest memories was he and your mom every Sunday morning...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Sue & Tom DeVolder

“I guess we all think they will last forever. I am so sorry to see he has passed. He was a best friend to my Dad. I will remember him for ever. ...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Jackie Custer - Lansing,, IA

“I am so saddened to learn of Frank's passing. Its like losing another parent. But I am also reminded of many, many good times our families shared.I...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Ronda Higbee McCammon - Waukon, IA

“I don't have a lot of memories of Uncle Frank. I guess we just never went there when we were younger. What I do remember is his smile and his laugh....Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Cindy Simmons Glover - Russell, IA

“To the Simmons Family, We were sorry to read of Frank's passing. Frank was our tax man, a neighbor and a friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Tim and Joline Stout - IL

Frank M. Simmons, age 85, of East Moline, died Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Clarissa C Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4107-21st Avenue, Moline. Visitation is 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd. 6601-38th Avenue, Moline. Burial is at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Military Honors will be performed by the East Moline American Legion Post #227. Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Moline.

Frank was born October 19, 1926 in Brock, NE, the son of Frank and Elvira Waller Simmons. He married Barbara Lee Bailey on July 20, 1947 in Ottumwa, IA. She preceded him in death on March 8, 2004.
He was engaged to Helen Ehmen on Christmas, 2010.

Frank was employed as a production supervisor at John Deere Plow Planter, retiring in 1982. He was an Air Force Veteran, serving from December 4, 1943 to November 2, 1945. Frank always had a smile and conversation to share with everyone. In his younger years, Frank enjoyed flying airplanes and snowmobiling. Through out his life he loved fishing, boating, gardening, and metal detecting. He enjoyed working with both metal and wood, and created many pieces of furniture and other items. Frank enjoyed fixing things and usually found ways to improve anything mechanical. Frank was a long standing member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church where he recently served as Treasurer for six years. Even though these things were important, Frank especially loved the time he spent with his family.

Daughters Sandra Lee (Jon) Henning Columbus, IN
Deborah Ann (Mike) Losee Des Moines, IA
Son Kurt (Cindy) Simmons Dublin, VA
Grandchildren Allyson Priddy
Jenny Henning
Hilary Kindred
Derek Andries
Great grandchild Cayden Kindred
Brothers Vern Waller
Floyd Simmons

He was preceded in death by his wife and eight brothers and sisters.

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