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Woodrow William Simek (1917 - 2010)

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Woodrow William Simek
Born in Tyndall, Bon Homme Co., South Dakotamap
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Died in Scotland, Bon Homme Co., South Dakotamap
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Burial: Saint George Catholic Cemetery; 07 AUG 2010 Scotland, Bon Homme Co., South Dakota 3

OBITUARY: Bon Homme Co., Message Board August 10, 2010 ount ies.bonhomme/839/mb.ashx?r=an

Funeral services for Woodrow Simek of Scotland will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 7 at the Goglin Funeral Home in Scotland with Fr. Mathew Vazhappilly officiating. Interment will follow in Saint George Catholic Cemetery, Scotland. Pallbearers are Jason Ruppelt, Michael Ruppelt, Gary Ruppelt, Brandon Souhrada, Ryan Love and Pat DeBoer. Online condolences may be sent at Woodrow William Simek was born to George C. and Anna (Merkwan) Simek on Sunday, May 20, 1917 at Tyndall, South Dakota. He graduated from Tyndall High School in 1935. Woodrow was united in marriage to Violettia Stillman on September 17, 1958. In his earlier years, he worked at the Scotland Standard Station and Ritter Implement. He was the janitor at the Scotland Elementary School until his retirement. He loved polka music and played the accordion with the Leo Steckley dance band. Woodrow became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland in July of 2005, and it is there that he passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, having attained the age of 93 years, 2 months and 14 days. Woodrow is survived by his wife, Violettia, of Scotland; a daughter, June (Gary) Ruppelt of Springfield; and five grandchildren and one great-grandchild: Amanda (Brandon) Souhrada and their son Nicholas of Tyndall, Katie (Ryan) Love of Omaha, Nebraska, Jason Ruppelt of Brookings, Elizabeth Ruppelt and boyfriend Pat DeBoer of Brookings, and Michael Ruppelt of Springfield. In addition to his parents, George and Anna Simek, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Simek and Adam Simek.


Author: web site Title: 1920 Federal Census - Bon Homme Co., South Dakota Publication: Name: Roll T625_1714; Note: Source Medium: Census

Page: page 6A Author: US Government Title: Social Security Death Index Publication: Name: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File; Note: Source Medium: Civil Registry Most of the names listed in the Social Security Death Index date from the 1960s. Though the Social Security Act was created in 1935, a computer system for reporting death benefit claims did not exis t until 1962

Page: Number: ; Issue State: South Dakota; Issue Date: Before 1951. Text: Birth date: 20 May 1917 Birth place: Death date: 4 Aug 2010 Death place: Springfield, Bon Homme, South Dakota Title: Find A Grave Website Publication: Name:; Repository: Name:

Note: Source Medium: Tombstone

Page: Find A Grave Memorial# 87022357 Author: Dakota Gunderson - - April 10, 2004 Title: ANCESTRY World Family Tree - Dakota Gunderson (Simek-Stillman) Publication: Name: 1 (email correspondence Aug 2004); Note: Source Medium: Electronic

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