Alan F. Simon, 74, of Rockford, Ohio, died unexpectedly at Joint
Township Hospital in St. Mary’s Ohio, on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.
Alan was born on November 21, 1943, in Van Wert, the son of William and
Gladys (Krugh) Simon.
He graduated from Ohio City High School then served with the Air
National Guard. He was co-owner, with his son Walt, of Simon
Farms—raising crops and prize cattle. He was a member of the Ohio
Cattlemen’s Association and showed shorthorn cattle across the U.S.,
earning multiple Grand Champion titles with his stock. He had a passion
for raising and breeding cattle, which he had done his entire life. He
also loved Antique Tractors, which together with his son, Walt, he
restored. He loved tearing them apart and putting them back to their
original look. He was an avid camper for 20 years, and he enjoyed his
coffee and donuts with the gang at T.J.’s, where together they solved
many of the world’s problems!
Alan will be
lovingly remembered by his wife of thirty years, Chris Simon. In
addition, he will be remembered by his son, Walter P. (Stephanie Wilson)
Simon of Rockford; three daughters: Jenifer (Stephen) Smith of Celina;
Andrea Simon of Orlando, Florida, and Judie Cochiolo of Virginia Beach,
Virginia. He is also survived by two step-daughters: Michele Snyder of
Los Alamos, New Mexico and Tiffany Grimm of Celina, Ohio, 4
grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, along with 2 great-grandchildren.
Surviving are a brother John (Leslie) Simon of Ohio City, Ohio and a
sister, Linda Shupe of Van Wert; deceased is a brother-in-law, David
will be held on Monday, February 26, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at Ketcham-Ripley
Funeral Home in Rockford with Pastor Shawn Meyer officiating.
Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8
p.m., and on Monday, 1 hour prior to the service. Memorials may be
directed to the Chatt Chums 4-H.
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