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Lake View Funeral Home & Lake View Memorial Gardens

5000 North Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, IL

OBITUARY

Daniel James Simunich

February 25, 1932August 11, 2019

Daniel J. Simunich, 87, of Swansea, IL, born February 25, 1932 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away August 11, 2019 at Sycamore Village in Swansea.

Mr. Simunich retired after 39 years of service with the Southern Railroad. He loved to fish, especially at his clubhouse on the Kaskaskia River. Some of his most enjoyable times were spent picking pecans with his buddy, Joe.

Daniel was preceded in death by his first wife, Fern M., nee Cawvey, Simunich; his second wife, Nancy M., nee Houston, Simunich; his parents, James V. and Bessie F., nee Suchy, Simunich; a daughter, Debbie Simunich; two brothers; and a sister.

He is survived by three sons, Daniel S. Simunich, James J. (Renee) Simunich, and Timothy E. Simunich; a daughter, Merry C. Miller; twenty-three grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; a brother, Milton E. Simunich; and his “railroad bro”, John Cleveland. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to all the staff at Sycamore Village, especially his special nurse, Nicole as well as everyone at Vitas Hospice.

Memorials are requested to Sycamore Village, 225 Castellano Dr., Swansea, IL 62226. Condolences may be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com

Visitation: Friends may call from 4:00 till 8:00 pm on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Lake View Funeral Home, 5000 N. Illinois, Fairview Heights, IL.

Funeral: Services will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 11:00 am at Lake View Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Lake View Memorial Gardens.

  • DONATIONS

  • Sycamore Village

Services

  • Vistation Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Burial Friday, August 16, 2019

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Sandy Conklin

August 18, 2019

Our family was always a part of your family through out all the years. I was so touched when he came to Leah's funeral and wept because he loved her and now he joins so many loved ones who have passed through this world. Love and prayers Scott and Sandy

Joe & Connie Frederick

August 16, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Jim was a very sweet man and good friend, Joe said he will miss his pecan picking buddy. God be with you all!!

MARK WOODS

August 16, 2019

I AM SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOSS HE WAS A GREAT GUY AND A WONDERFULL FATHER IN LAW TO ME I ALWAYS HAD GREAT RESPECT FOR HIM AND I WILL MISS HIM REST IN PEACE DAD

Janet Baechle

August 16, 2019

Nancy and Jim went to church with me. They both were so much fun. I will miss them both.

Janet Wheat-Vigil

August 13, 2019

To Merry, Danny and Jimmy
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I wish I could be there with all of you. But I have one memory of your dad I wanted to share with all of you.

One day I was at your house with Debbie Ann and your dad was in the kitchen, he called us in there and asked us if we were hungry. He said he had cooked and sit down and eat... Well we did , and I thought I was eating fried chicken....
But no..... it was rabbit!! He said to me ... See you like rabbit! I never ate at your house again unless I knew what I was eating... LOL

I had a lot of fun at your house... and now Debbie is with both of her parents...

Love you all
Janet Wheat Vigil

Merry Miller

August 13, 2019

Dad
You are up in that big blue sky relaxing now you can fish all you want, love and miss you
Your Daughter
Merry

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY