Ernest Simenson

ernest simenson
Ernest Simenson, 90, Fargo, ND passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Eventide Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo. He was born on February 13, 1929 to Magnus and Alice (Stenberg) Simenson in rural Kindred, ND. He grew up on the family farm where he was born and baptized. Ernest attended country school in rural Kindred. In 1949, Ernest was united in marriage to Marlys Johnson. The couple made their home in Fargo where they raised their two daughters. Ernest began his career at WW Walworks. He then became an over-the-road truck driver working at Buckingham, Lewis Truck and BN Transport. He retired from Burlington Northern at the age of 62. Ernest was a member of Elim Lutheran Church since 1952. He was also a member of Teamsters, Sons of Norway, Moose Lodge, and Eagles. He loved fishing, hunting, swimming, and waterskiing. Ernest cherished the time he spent with his grandkids. He is survived by his wife, Marlys; daughters, Marcia (Wayne) Schott, Walker, MN; and Sheila (Juan Jose Perez-Barrera) Perez, Monterey, MX; brother, Conway Simenson, Fargo, ND; 8 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Allen and Donald Simenson. There will be a funeral service at 2:00 PM on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Elim Lutheran Church, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior.

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  1. Our thoughts are with you, though we cannot be there in person. You were so fortunate to have your husband, father, and grandfather for so many years. Peace to you today and always. Love, Robert and Kathy Littlefield

  2. Marcia, so sorry for your lost. Let all the many great memories comfort you. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  3. So sorry to hear about losing Ernie to the angels. I remember him very fondly; he was such a prankster and jokester. He always made me smile, even when he gave me a hard time.

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as well as memories that make me smile.

    Phyllis, it was so nice to see you at Mom’s service in January.

    Hugs to all of you. Jamie

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