Ann “Betty” Elizabeth Simonsen

Ann “Betty” Elizabeth Simonsen

Betty died peacefully on Sat., July 28,2012 at the Waunakee Manor Heath Care Center. She was born on June 9, 1923 to John and Amy (Funk) Willmore and was raised in Union Grove, WI. Betty married Eugene Simonsen in 1946. She worked in a law office in Madison while Eugene was in college following his service in the Navy during WWII. They lived most of their married lives in Racine. She enjoyed her volunteer commitment at various hospitals in Racine. Most of Betty’s time was spent with family and friends and she loved to play tennis and bridge. In later years, Betty and Eugene wintered in the Florida Keys. Following Eugene’s death in 2008, Betty moved back to Wisconsin to be close to family.

Betty is survived by her two sons, John (Jan) Simonsen of Knoxville, TN and Dick (Mary) Simonsen of Madison, WI and their children Andrew and David. Close family include brothers-in-law Mel Pederson, Alan Simonsen, Frank (Dorothy) Simonsen and Ralph (Janice) Simonsen; and many nieces and nephews and their children. She was preceded in death by her husband; and two sisters Mary and Jean.

A private graveside service will take place at the Union Grove Memorial Cemetery