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Edwin Simonson

October 28, 1934 - April 24, 2017

Memorial Service - Saturday

April 29, 2017
- 10:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Saturday

April 29, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Edwin Simonson

October 28, 1934 - April 24, 2017


Edwin Joseph Simonson, 82, Fargo passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at Eventide, Fargo after a prolonged struggle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving wife of 38 years, Darlene, and children. He passed on in comfort and peace, confident in his deep faith of an afterlife with God.

Edwin was born October 28, 1934 at the Simonson family farm, Kragnes Township., in rural Clay County, MN to Edwin Simonson Sr. and Martha Wambach Simonson. He was the 2nd son in a large family of 8 boys and 6 girls. The family later moved to south Fargo. Edwin married Darlene Mittleider on June 4, 1979. Together they combined Edwin’s children, Michael, Rita and Lori and Darlene’s children, LeRoy, Debbie and Wanda and built a strong foundation of love.

Edwin was a hard-worker and always provided for his family. He worked primarily as a local freight delivery hauler for All American and Hyman Freight, and was a proud AFL-CIO union member. Edwin was well known as a friendly, kind and generous man. He had a lifetime hobby of collecting Native American artifacts and also enjoyed metal-detecting.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Martha; brothers, Dennis, David, Charles, Eugene, and Joseph; sisters, Marion, Lorraine, Karen and Gloria.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene; children, Michael (Susan), Rita, Lori, and their mother, Clara, LeRoy (Karen), Debbie, and Wanda (Chad); 13 grandchildren, Sarah, Ellie, Rose, Nikki, Jessica, Daniel, Emily, Samantha, Alex, Logan, Shandy, Shannatay, Skyler, Kiyah, Noah; 6 great-grandchildren, Brandon, Tyler, Jordan, Destiny, Daisy and Brinlee; brothers, James (Laureen) and Bernard (Debbie); sisters, Bernadette (Roger) and Shirley. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service: 10:00 A.M. Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M.


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9 responses to “Edwin J. Simonson”

  1. Chuck cochran says:

    It was my privledge to have known ed. Rip. Chuck Cochran, Custer, SD.

  2. Deb Simonson says:

    Loved my brother-in-law. He was always so generous of his time and humorous stories. Plus, he promised me he’d be my guardian angel. Gonna miss that guy.

  3. John Aventi says:

    I will always remember Ed as “Fuzzy” his nickname. Fuzzy was a very nice and sociable man, we spoke many times over the years. I am saddened by his passing. My sympathies to his family.

  4. Lynn Stadler says:

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Ed was a ray of sunshine to my day at work! Always in a chipper mood and not a care to the wind. Nothing bothered him, always a smile on his face! He made the work day so much brighter for me. Always saying the kindest things about people and talked so highly about his wife and children. You are on my thought and prayers in your time of loss.

  5. Richard Birklid says:

    hello all family, Edwin was a very good friend of ours all these years. He was collector especially Indian Artifacts . he used show part of his Indian collection at various Gun Shows Fargo etc, . very nice ti visit with. we will always remember him . please all of his family read this note Richard & Iverne Birklid good wishes to you all!

  6. RONALD J NASSIF says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss of Edwin, I know of several of his brothers and they have always been kind and good people also…RIP…
    Ronald Nassif

  7. Bernie Simonson says:

    Edwin, you we’really one of the greatest brothers a person could have. From my youth to adulthood you always seemed to be there at the right time. There were times you were more likek a father than a brother. You were caring to everyone you met. You were always generous to people in need. Your love for your wife and family was obvious to everyone. You had a deep faith in God, that most of us wished we had.. Rest in peace dear brother and my friend. Love Bernie.

  8. South university Mcdonalds team says:

    Sorry for your loss- he was one of our favorite customers, we will miss his smile!

  9. Marie Hill says:

    Edwin(Fuzzy), you were the best cousin any one could hope for. I smile thinking of you and our special growing up years and times we spent together. Distance had taken us apart, but memories go on forever, and those memories will always be among my most cherished. Rest well in heaven dear cousin. Darlene and family, please accept my condolences. A special mass will be said for a very special person at St. John’s Catholic Church in Laughlin Nevada. .

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