Larry Simonin

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Larry Lee Simonin, 88, of Belleville, IL, born September 27, 1934, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, November 27, 2022, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Simonin retired at the young age of 55 and was able to spend much time with his wife at the Lake of the Ozarks.  He enjoyed family, and especially the grandchildren, at the lake.  He also enjoyed boating, fishing, and beating his grandkids at Skip-Bo.  Larry and his dear wife, Margie, loved to travel all over the United States and took several international trips.  He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, as well as a member of the Holy Name Society at the church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman “Butch” and Lucille, nee Roediger, Simonin; a daughter, Michelle Lewis Garvin; two daughters-in-law, Diane Simonin and Toni Simonin; and a brother, Dennis Simonin.

Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Margie Ann, nee Jung, Simonin, whom he married August 22, 1953;
three children, Scott Simonin, Dawn (Kevin) Peil, and Bruce Simonin;
11 grandchildren, Stacy (Kaci) Simonin, Scott (Sara) Simonin II, Ryan (Ashley) Simonin, Dan Peil,
Kelly (Brent) Daubach, Kate (Eric) Sudol, Emily (Chad) Lauf, Christina Simonin (Mike Russell),
Monica (Tristan) Bullington, Mekenzie (Roy) Riley, and Leslie (Anthony) Lewis-Post;
14 great-grandchildren, Jameson, Thompson, Wilson, Westin, Amelia, Anna, Eli, James, Isabelle,
Camryn, Collin, Race, Silas, and Baby Girl Riley, due in January 2023;
and a sister-in-law, Rita Simonin.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the ICU staff at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.

Memorials may be made to Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Grade School or in the form of masses. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, December 1, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Friday, December 2, 2022, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, December 2, 2022, with Fr. Matthew Elie officiating.

Burial will be held at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.


4 Comments on Larry Simonin

Patricia A Downs said : Guest Report Dec 02, 2022 at 10:36 AM

Good memories of Larry go way, way back to high school, clerking at a drugstore. his marriage to sweet Marge, etc. He was a good man and highly respected.

  • Peoria
  • az
Kent & Debbie Larkin said : Guest Report Nov 30, 2022 at 8:23 PM

Dawn &Simonin family, so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time .🙏🏼

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
karen gray said : Guest Report Nov 30, 2022 at 8:51 AM

Thinking of all of you at this difficult time, continued thoughts and prayers

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Ada Sanders said : Guest Report Nov 29, 2022 at 6:44 PM

So very sorry for your family's lose. They live on in our hearts and memories ♥

  • Zephyrhills
  • FL

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