Phyllis Jewell Simenson, 85, Fargo, ND passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo. She was born December 19, 1933 to Mayland and Elma (Sorbel) Thoen in Kindred, ND. She grew up in Kindred and graduated from Kindred High School in 1951.
On March 20, 1952 Phyllis was united in marriage to Donald Simenson in Moorhead, MN. The couple made their home in Horace where they raised their five children.
Phyllis was employed at St. Luke’s for many years before working for the Horace and Comstock Elevators. She worked at Comstock until her retirement.
Phyllis was an organist at Horace Lutheran Church for many years. She also enjoyed volunteering her time to Sons of Norway and the Hjemkomst Center.
She loved to play cards and enjoyed playing pinochle with the farmers, as well as playing with her family at get togethers. Phyllis was an avid crossword puzzle enthusiast, doing one every day in the morning with her toast and coffee. She was an excellent cook who was known for her fabulous potato salad and chocolate cake. Phyllis loved to travel to all of her family reunions and cherished the time together making great memories. She will be missed dearly.
She is survived by her children, Dale (Barb), Scot (Kaye), and Mary Simenson; son-in-law, Curt Egge; brother, Paul (Carolyn) Thoen; grandchildren, Charidy Mueller, Angie (Derek) Wanzek, Jason (Taylor) Simenson, Matthew (Sadie) Simenson, Lindsey Simenson, and Abby Simenson; and great-grandchildren, Griffin Simenson and Josie Wanzek.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; daughter, Lisa Egge; and son, Mark Simenson.
There will be a funeral service at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 28, 2019 at Messiah Lutheran Church, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior.
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