Mildred Simes, 75, formerly of Grand Meadow

Mildred Simes

Mildred “Millie” Mae Simes, 75, formerly of Grand Meadow, died on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Mildred Mae Sears on Oct. 29, 1942, to George Sears and Ardith Holt.

She grew up in rural Grand Meadow and attended Grand Meadow School, where she graduated in 1961.

She married her best friend and the light of her life, Jerry Simes on Dec. 27, 1969. They enjoyed a very full and wonderful life together.

She enjoyed her family first and foremost, never missing an opportunity to see them or show some recent pictures. She also enjoyed trips to grandchildren’s sporting events, gambling at the casino, playing 500, winters in Florida, coffee with friends and shopping.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Simes; her children, Deborah (Kelvin) Lester of Grand Meadow, Nickie (James) Speer of Stewartville, Glenn (Jenny) Simes of Preston and Ed (Maria) Simes of Litchfield; grandchildren, April (Phay) Phoat of Rochester, Misty Summers of Des Moines, Iowa, Aaron (Diana) Oleson of Rochester, Jennifer Speer of Stewartville, Jess (Jacob) Shands of Stewartville, Taylor Simes of Eyota, Jessica (Cody) Johnson of Eagle Lake, Minn., Sophia Simes of Preston and Jerry and Eddie Simes of Litchfield; great-grandchildren, Alex and Alissa Phoat, Hayden, Kaleb and Kalee Oleson, Kiara Lester, Amiyah and Christian Summers, Addison Speer and Nathaniel Shands and many, many friends.

Funeral services for her were held on Monday, Sept. 17, at the United Church of Grand Meadow with the Rev. Jon Marburger officiating. Burial followed in the Chester Hill Cemetery.