Tom was a strong individual who loved to ride motorcycles, golf, and enjoyed cooking and grilling. His kids were his world and he loved watching football with his son.
He was preceded in death by his father, Stephen Carroll Simonds; his maternal and paternal grandparents; an aunt; and three uncles.
Surviving are his son, Thomas Walter Simonds, Jr. (Makayla Phelps);
his daughter, Pamela Sue Simonds (Max Wasilewski);
a future grandson, Beckham Scott Simonds, due to be born in January;
his mother, Sigrid, nee Seiwald, Simonds;
three sisters, Alicia Resinger, Andrea Simonds (Shawn Bahorich), and Renee Famula;
one niece, Megan Resinger;
and two nephews, Tyler Frerichs and Austin Famula.
Memorials may be made to the Simonds Children Fund, in care of Sigrid Simonds, or to the American Lung Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: A celebration of life will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Mystic Oak Golf Course, Waterloo, IL.