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WILLIAM F. SIMMS

Mar 4, 1922 - Feb 13, 2017

William F. Simms, age 94, of Skokie.  Beloved husband of Barbara, nee Eckholm;  loving father of Polly (Jim Reifenberg), John (Judi), and Pete;  dear grandfather of Dana and Nikki.  Born March 4, 1922, in Clinton, Indiana.  He was a World War II veteran and served as a communications specialist on a battleship nea…read more

William F. Simms, age 94, of Skokie.  Beloved husband of Barbara, nee Eckholm;  loving father of Polly (Jim Reifenberg), John (Judi), and Pete;  dear grandfather of Dana and Nikki.  Born March 4, 1922, in Clinton, Indiana.  He was a World War II veteran and served as a communications specialist on a battleship near Luzon, Philippines.  He played third base for the White Sox Northern League in Superior, Wisconsin.  He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Superior, with BS and MS degrees.  He was a teacher and principal at Fairview School in Skokie from 1952 until retirement in 1981.

 

He played softball and coached Little League.  He loved sports of all kinds, but especially golf, baseball, football, basketball, and hockey.  He tried to love skiing, but he preferred warm weather.  Put him on a beach with a good Margarita, or on a golf course on a sunny day, and he was a happy guy!  He loved the kids and staff at Fairview; they were his big, extended family.  He loved to eat good food and travel and kept journals of the things he ate and the places he visited.

 

We will miss him and remember him every day.  He lived to nearly 95, because he loved life so much.

 

A Memorial Gathering in his honor will take place on Friday, March 3, 2017, from 3 to 7 p.m., at HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory, 8057 Niles Center Rd., Skokie, with a reception immediately following at Village Inn Pizzeria, across the street from the funeral home.

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Date: Friday, March 3, 2017

Time: 02/18/2017 03:00 pm End Time: 02/18/2017 07:00 pm

HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

8057 Niles Center Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077

847.673.6111 | Map

Memorial Gathering


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