James E. Simon
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James E. Simon
  • January 24, 1931 - October 17, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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James E. Simon, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on October 17, 2017. Born on January 24, 1931, in Ossian, Indiana, he was a son of the late Guy and Elizabeth (Chriss) Simon. He was a Pharmaceutical Representative for 30 years, and was currently an Agent for Bankers Life & Casualty. Jim was a member of First Presbyterian Church Fort Wayne, Kendallville Elks, American Legion, and a former member of the Civil War Round Table and Fort Wayne Jazz Club.
Surviving is his loving wife of 41 years, Linda (Campbell); step daughters, Jerri (Mike) Sproat, Lori (Kevin) Bordner, and daughters Debbie (Gary) Gotsch, and Michelle (Chris) Kausch; grandchildren, Jessica, Jeremy, Jacob, Nathan, Amanda, Chrysta, Cory, and Meg; and two great-grandchildren. Jim was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Galen, Arvan, and Herbert, and his sister Virginia.
Funeral Service will be 1pm, Monday, October 30, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church, 300 West Wayne Street, Fort Wayne. Calling will be held from 2 to 4 pm, Sunday, October 29, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given to First Presbyterian Church, the Allen County SPCA or the Rescue Mission.