Larry L. Simon, age 76, of Bryan, passed away at 11:13 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, after a brief illness.
Mr. Simon was a 1960 graduate of Hoven High School in Hoven, S.D., and received a scholarship to play football at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D.
He would later enter the United States Army, serving in Germany. After discharge from the Army, he graduated from Presentation School of Nursing in Aberdeen, S.D., and re-entered the service through a direct commission as an officer into the Army.
His army career included a one-year tour of duty in Viet Nam. He would then go on to graduate from the Army Anesthesia School at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
Larry and his family moved to Bryan in 1974, and was employed by Bryan Medical Group for 33 1/2 years, and following retirement, was employed by the Bryan Hospital for nine years.
He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Bryan and the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion of Ohio, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and the Ohio Nurses Association.
He was also an active member of the Bryan Baseball Association, where he served in many capacities, and was proud of the work he did with Dr. Dave Roebuck on the transformation of Sumpter Field.
Larry was always at the ball fields, either watching his kids, grandkids and all the kids who played, as well as attending all the sporting events he could get to.
Larry L. Simon was born on August 17, 1941, in Hoven, S.D., the son of LeRoy J. and Hilda C. (Hericks) Simon.
He married his wife of 50 years, Nicolette A. St. Peter, on June 24, 1967, and she survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are their children, Leandra (Sean) Miley of Bryan, Troy (Denise) Simon of Burbank, Calif., and Cori (David) Stuttard, of Columbus; nine grandchildren, Alina Simon, Deylen Miley, Delaney Miley, Mateo Simon, Shallyn Miley, Colbrin Miley, Karris Stuttard, Tayvis Stuttard and Andris Stuttard; three sisters, Diana Huber of Rapid City, S.D., Carol Jean Krumm of Aberdeen, S.D., and Burlene (John) Schultze of Sioux Falls, S.D.; one brother, Darrel (Patti) Simon of Madison, S.D.; his mother-in-law, Ann St. Peter of Miles City, Mont., numerous nieces and nephews; and his special extended family friends who were like sons to him, Jacob Meyer and Caleb Conrad.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services for Larry Simon were held on Monday, August 28, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. , in St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bryan, with Reverend Todd Dominique officiating. Interment followed in Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan, with graveside military rites conducted by Bryan American Legion Post #284 and the United States Army Honor Guard. There was no public visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Bryan Athletic Boosters, P.O. Box 224, Bryan, Ohio 43506.
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