William S. Simon Jr.

February 04, 1939 - May 23, 2017

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William “Bill” S. Simon Jr. 78, of Wayland passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at his home in Wayland.

According to his wishes cremation has been accorded and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Bill was born on February 4, 1939, in Erie, Pennsylvania, the son of William Stephan and Alice Margaret Del Porto Simon Sr. He was united in marriage to Martha J. Hays on January 3, 1992 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Before retiring to Wayland, Iowa Bill was a union carpenter specializing in flooring, managed facilities for the Wickes Lumber Company in Indiana and Illinois. He opened a Building Supply Store encompassing three Illinois locations and worked for Weathershed Manufacturing Company, first as a General Manager for their Loveland, Colorado Manufacturing Division, and as Western National Sales Manager, Eagle Window and Door Northwestern Division Manager. He was of the Catholic faith and a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus. Bill loved fishing, golfing and was a huge Bronco fan.

Bill is survived by his wife Martha of Wayland and his children: Lisa (John) Dallas of Charleston, Illinois, Stephanie Simon-Felber of Elgin, Illinois, Angela (Rob) Chamblis of Lakewood, Colorado, Christopher Simon of West Virginia, and Wade Frank of Wayland, Iowa, 2 grandsons, one grand-daughter, two great grand-daughters and one great grandson, and his sister: Karen Carper.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister Carol Dormann.

Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant are caring for Bill’s arrangements.

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