PALMYRA

Michael Joseph Simons
Sept. 5, 1948
Jan. 26, 2017

Michael Joseph Simons of Palmyra died unexpectedly January 26, 2017. He was born September 5, 1948, to Everett A. and Catherine (OHara) Simons in Oconomowoc.

He spent his childhood on the family farm in Ixonia and graduated from Oconomowoc High School. Mike was a gentle, kind, hard working and generous man who overcame his disabilities to live an independent and dignified life. He was devoted to his family and had a special love for and kinship with animals, most recently his two cats, Liza and Libby.

Mike is survived by his sister, Ann Foster of Stonington, Maine; his brother, Joseph Simons and his wife Susan of Stone Bank; a sister--law, Linda Simons of Oconomowoc; nieces and nephews Elizabeth, David and John Foster; Lisa Waters, Steven, Russel, Jennifer, Judson, Erin and John Simons, and Rebecca Castles; and many other relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers Peter, Anthony and Philip Simons; and his brother-in-law, Everett Foster.

Friends may visit on Saturday February 4, from 1 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 3 p.m., all at the Stone Bank Fire House, W335-N7107 Stone Bank Road, Oconomowoc, WI. 53066.

Memorial contributions may be made in Michaels memory to the animal shelter Touched by a Paw, 182 W Main St., Whitewater, WI. 53190.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-5674459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.