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