Vernon C. Simons

Vernon C. Simons

MONONA–Vernon C. Simons, age 80, of Monona, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at Agrace HospiceCare surrounded by his family.

He was born on Nov. 24, 1933, in Arena, Wis., the son of Clarence and Lena Simons. He married Dorothy Bradley on May 24, 1958, in Madison. Vernon retired from McCormick Lumber after working there for 45 years. He was a long-time member of NARI. Vernon was a member of Monona United Methodist Church. He was an avid Packers and Badgers fan, but his greatest love was his family.

Vernon is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two children, Susan (David) Ruhde and Robert (Rachel) Simons; and two grandchildren, Noah and Margreta Ruhde. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Bettie Janisse.

Funeral services will be held at MONONA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 606 Nichols Rd., Monona, at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, with the Rev. Brad Van Fossen presiding. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at the church from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive