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Barbara M Simonson

July 10, 1932May 13, 2019
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Barbara M. Simonson, 86 of Rockford IL, passed away May 13, 2019. She was born on July 10, 1932 to Russel and Edna Heck. Barbara graduated from Dixon high school, and soon after met her first husband George Jones while roller skating; and together they shared 4 children. She was employed for many years as an inspector for a manufacturing company and took much pride in her work. Barbara enjoyed spending quality time with her children camping, and taking vacations. In the late 70s Barbara met Gene Simonson, and they spent 40 loving years together. They would travel together in their motor home, and enjoyed camping in the Wisconsin Dells for many years after retirement. Barbara was family oriented throughout her whole life, and never missed a chance to watch her grandchildren participate in sporting events, no matter the weather. She is remembered as being a loving mother and grandmother and will be forever missed. She is survived by her husband; Gene Simonson, Children; Mike Jones, Sandra ( Scott Strickland) Andrews, Steve (Susan) Jones, Cheryl Brady, Dave Simonson, Jim (Julie) Simonson, Sally (Doug) Eggemeier, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents, Edna and Russel Heck, her brothers; Danny Heck, and Robert Heck, and her sister; Joann Smith. A funeral service for Barbara is scheduled for Sunday, May 19 at 10AM at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd. Machesney Park IL 61115. A visitation will be held from 9am until the time of service.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, May 19, 2019
  • Funeral Sunday, May 19, 2019

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Sally Eggemeier

May 17, 2019

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