In Memory of

Evelyn Jean Simonson

April 28, 1930 - June 24, 2020
From: Spencer, IA | Originally: Sioux Rapids, IA
Evelyn Jean Simonson

Evelyn Jean Simonson

Born: April 28, 1930
Died: June 24, 2020
Age: 90

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Evelyn Jean Simonson, the daughter of Lewis and Angie Aaron was born on April 28, 1930, in Cedar Rapids, IA. She was known as “Dolly” by her four sisters.

     Mom’s true happiness began when she met Martin Carl Simonson of Sioux Rapids, IA. Martin made  Evelyn’s dream of home and family come true when they married on November 19, 1948. After their marriage they lived a short time in a home south of Sioux Rapids not far from her beloved mother and father-in-law, Maynard and Ida Simonson.

     After the birth of daughters: Linda Jean and Vicky Lynn, they moved to a farm just outside of Linn Grove, IA up on Hill Road, which the family refers to as Heaven’s Road, as the memories made there were so happy and unforgettable. Her sons: Stanley Martin and Steven Carl were born shortly after that move.

     Evelyn loved her church, First Lutheran and Pastor Tonna of Sioux Rapids.  She was a member of the church choir, secretary of the Ladies Aide and participated in other groups wherever and whenever needed.  She could be depended on to serve when asked.

     Friends and family knew she would be there whenever possible.  Her children remember the answer “Yes, OK” to requests far more often than the answer “No”.

     Mom’s happy-ending dream is for her family to meet again on Heaven’s Road one day when the Lord permits.

     Evelyn passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer, IA, at the age of 90 where she was very well cared for. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Martin on July 4, 2006; her parents, Lewis and Angie Aaron; her three sisters: Martha, Lillian and Eva; three nephews: Carl Jr., Larry and Francis; two sisters-in-law: Catholine Carlton and Norma Barkley and one son-in-law, David Olson.

     Left to cherish her memory are her four children: Linda Olson of Spencer, IA, Vicky (Del) Whalen of Linn Grove, IA, Stanley (Barbara) Simonson of Linn Grove, IA and Steven Simonson of Spencer, IA; one granddaughter, Kristina (Tracy) Hall; two great grandchildren: Jarett (Wendy) Rodriguez and Jessica (Shon) Curry; three great-great-grandchildren: Ayanah, Ayden and Zander; one sister, Lena Rohlf of Coralville, IA and three nieces: Carolyn Lang of Tipton, IA, Donna (Dick) Hartvigson of North Liberty, IA and Diana Anderson of Wheatland, IA.

     The family suggests memorials be made in her honor to St. Luke Lutheran Home Activity Fund, Spencer, IA.

Private family graveside services will be held at 1:30 P.M., Thursday, July 2, 2020.
Rev. Tonna Parsons
"The Old Rugged Cross"
"In The Garden"
"His Eye Is On The Sparrow"
Lone Tree Cemetery
Sioux Rapids, Iowa


Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 8:00 AM
“I just read that Aunt Dolly passed away!! So very sorry! I have fond memories of Christmas get togethers at Grandma Aaron’s! Sending love and our sympathy! ❤️”
- Donna (Bouschlicher) Hartvigsen
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 12:17 PM
“Just learned of the loss of your dear mother. What a very sweet, kind lady! You will be in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Paula Clapp Bartels
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 5:17 PM
“My deepest sympathy to my dearest cousins! May you find comfort that Aunt Dolly and Uncle Martin are together again in heaven! Love to all!”
- Diana Anderson
Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 8:13 AM
“We want you to know we are praying for all the family.. Your mom is resting at peace no more suffering She is with God in heaven our eternal home..She was a lovely lady and still is because she was a God fearing women
- Gloria and Ace Fletcher
Friday, June 26, 2020 at 4:10 PM
“We are sorry for your loss we are praying that you and your family will see peace through knowing that your mom is in the arms of Jesus Christ. ”
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