Robert Simonson

Robert Simonson

STOUGHTON – Robert Simonson, age 92, of Stoughton, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at the Skaalen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in the town of Pleasant Springs, on April 14, 1921, the son of Albert and Amanda (Dahle) Simonson. Robert was united in marriage to Eva Thompson on Oct. 27, 1945. He farmed for many years in the Stoughton area with his wife, Eva, by his side. When they decided to quit farming full-time, Robert took a job as a school custodian. He retired from Yahara Elementary School, where he was known as “Mr. Bob.” Robert and Eva loved traveling together, and Robert truly enjoyed his walks around Stoughton. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church.

Robert is survived by children, Judy (Edward) Pooch and Gary (Debbie) Simonson, all of Cottage Grove; three grandchildren, Mike (Lindsay) Simonson, David Simonson and Heather (Brian) Campeau; three great-grandchildren, Emma, Gaven and Boden; two sisters, Fern Kalland and Dorothy Johnson; sisters-in-law, Joan Thompson and Thelma Skaar; and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva, of 68 years, his parents; brother, Sanford Simonson; four sisters, Evelyn Kittleson, Alice Hoff, Ruth Kittleson and Eldora Ringhand.

Funeral services will be held at CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, 700 Cty. Hwy. B, Stoughton, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, with the Rev. Paula Geister-Jones presiding. Burial will be at Lutheran South Cemetery. Following the burial, lunch will be served at church. Visitation will be at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.

A special thank you to the staff at Stoughton Hospital, Skaalen Home and Agrace HospiceCare for their love and compassion.

“Dad, you are now with Mom again.”

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