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Darrell W. “Squirrel” Simonson


Tue, Dec 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Darrell “Squirrel” Simonson, age 75, of Grand Meadow, Minn., died Monday December 16, 2013 at the Grand Meadow Health Care Center where he had resided for a short time.

He was born in Grand Meadow on June 16, 1942 to Leland Simonson and Bernice (Skaren) Simonson. Darrell attended and graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1960 and attended Mankato State for 2 years. He was united in marriage to Deborah Peterson on August 26, 1972 at Union Prairie Church – Lanesborro, Minn. Darrell was employed by T&M Underground and Mastec installing fiber optics He retired in 2004. Darrell enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and playing cribbage. He was also an avid drummer, playing in “The Pea Pickers” for 35 years.

Darrell is survived by his children; Shane (Loni) Simonson of Spring Valley, Minn., Stacy (Bruce) Williams of Milford, Kansas and Ryan (Kasey) Simonson of Elkton, Minn., 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Deborah in 2006, and 2 brothers; Merlin and Roger.

Memorial services for Darrell W. “Squirrel” Simonson will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday December 18, 2013 at the Bear Creek Lutheran Church – Frankford Twp. Mower County with Pastor Larry Iverson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 1pm until time of service.

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