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Dorothy Ann (Armstrong) Simes

November 28, 1929 ~ November 15, 2021 (age 91)


Dorothy "Dottie"  Ann Simes, 91 of Elkhorn, WI, passed away Monday, November 15, 2021 at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center.  She was born November 28, 1929 in Maywood, IL, the daughter of the late Aaron and Dorothy (Sauerberg) Armstrong.  Dorothy was united in marriage to Gale W. Simes on October 6, 1951 in Whitewater, WI.  Gale preceded her in death on February 14, 2021.  Dorothy was a member of the Briggs Road Evangelical Free Church.  She served as secretary at church for many years and volunteered with the Elkhorn Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels.    Dorothy was an avid collector.  She started volunteering at Lakeland Hospital where she later was promoted to Director of Volunteers and served for over 20 years until her retirement.  Throughout the years, Gale and Dorothy enjoyed camping at various state parks.  Dorothy was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Dorothy is survived by her four sons; Doug (Lynn) Simes of Elkhorn, WI, Derf Simes of FL, Scott Simes of Elkhorn, WI, and Mark (Kathy) Simes of Hayward, WI, five grandchildren; Kristin (Joe), Alicia (Ryan), Matt (Katie), Nick  (Kacy) and Kimberly (Dick), six great-grandchildren; Peyton, Kinsley, Waverly, Chase, Taylor and Molly and her two sisters; Sarah Wachter and Roberta Edwardson.  She was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband of 69 years, Gale, daughter-in-law, Natalie Simes and her sister, Patricia Schroeder.

Private Family Services were held.  Online guest book at  Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory completed arrangements for the Simes Family.

The Simes Family would like to a extend a special thank you to the nursing staff, hospice care at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center and their doctors; Dr. Fehling, Dr. Berce and Dr. Ricci, David and Vicki Zwieg and all the staff at Vintage on the Ponds, her caregivers, Lu Cook and Peggy Stopple, dear neighbor, Tim Mariano, Pastor Bob Peiffer and Pastor Tom Seward from Briggs Rd Ev. Free Church.

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