Ken Simon may be gone, and his “friends and family will tell you he’s in a better place”, but forever you will be in our hearts and will be missed and thought of always.
Kenneth L. Simon of Fargo, ND formerly of Minnewaukan, ND passed away November 14, 2017 at the age of 53. He was born December 21, 1963 at Maddock, ND to Kenneth and Veronica (Kupser) Simon. He was raised on the family farm outside of Minnewaukan, ND. Kenneth attended Minnewaukan Public School, and North Dakota State School of Science.
During Ken’s younger years he enjoyed playing basketball, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and riding motorcycles. Music of all kinds and playing it loud was always something he enjoyed. Ken enjoyed camping with his family and friends over the years along with our days at the Lee Lake Campground, where we have met many good friends over the years. He was an avid fan of the NFL and would watch every chance he could. Ken loved to watch PBS cooking shows every Saturday morning where he got the great ideas for Sunday night meals. Ken was always gentle with a sense of humor, gift of gab, and could strike up a conversation with anyone he met.
Ken worked in the electrical electronics field at Northern Pipe Products, Swanson Health Products, Northern Grain Equipment, Toyoda, and American Crystal. Of all his jobs he enjoyed the most was working with area farmers on their grain equipment, as farming was in his blood from childhood.
Ken is survived by his high school sweetheart, loving wife of 24 years, Cindy Clifton Simon, his son Joshua and granddaughter Alaina. Recently found on his phone was a quote by Michael Caine: “Grandchildren fill a hole that you never knew you had.” Ken is also survived by 3 sisters; Connie Michels, Edmore, ND; Maggie(John) Swenson, Fargo, ND; Karen (Frank) Lebron, Colorado Springs, CO. Nephews Ryan, Brandt, Kyle, Jesse (Robin) and Jordan. Nieces Kristi and Kimberly, and several great nieces and nephews
Ken was preceded in death by his parents, brother Duane, sister Mary, several aunts and uncles and his in-laws Phyllis and Arnold Clifton.