In memory of

Opal Simon

July 6, 1930 - July 23, 2021
From: Lake View, IA
Opal Simon

Opal Simon

Born: July 6, 1930
Died: July 23, 2021
Age: 91
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Opal Simon, age 91, of Lake View, IA, passed away on Friday, July 23, 2021, at Loring Hospital in Sac City, IA.  Opal Mae Buxton was born on July 6, 1930, to parents Clark and Grace (Polston) Buxton in Warren County, MO.  She grew up in Warrenton, MO where she attended grade school and later moved to Lake View, IA where she graduated from high school with the class of 1948.

   On May 27, 1951, Opal was united in marriage to Paul Simon in Lake View.  This union was blessed with three children: Dennis, Deanna, and David. They raised their family in Lake View where Opal worked as a secretary for Armstrong Popcorn, which later became Stock Popcorn for several years. Opal was very involved in the First Congregational United Church of Christ and was a Sunday school teacher for 52 years.  She was also on the Board of Elders, and treasurer of the Women’s Fellowship.  Along with being involved in her church, Opal was also the mother advisor for the Rainbow Girls, a member of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Historical Society.

   Opal had many hobbies including sewing, reading, playing cards, scratch tickets, and bowling.  She also loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing.  Most of all, Opal loved spending time with her family and cooking for family get-togethers.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend and will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

   Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Dennis (Sue) Simon of Rockwell City, IA, David (Vicki) Simon of Sergeant Bluff, IA, and Deanna (Keith) Kroeger of Wall Lake, IA; grandchildren: Christian Simon of Barnum, IA, Jeremy Simon of Rockwell City, IA, Kyle (Janessa) Simon of Callender, IA, Karie Simon of Rockwell City, IA, Jaci (Kirby) Ommen of Des Moines, IA, Melissa (Jacob) Moiser of Sergeant Bluff, IA, Megan (Dusty) Cleveland of Sergeant Bluff, IA, Kevin Kroeger of Lake View, IA, Eric Kroeger of Lake View, IA; great-grandchildren: Kyrsten and Giahnna Simon, Charlieanne Tucker, Arion Simon, Lilly Simon, Brookelyn and Addy Mosier, Lilah and Liam Simon; sister Shirley Bickford of Moyock, NC; several extended family members and friends.

   Opal was preceded in death by husband Paul Simon; parents Clark and Grace Buxton; sisters Phrona Buxton and Evelyn Vogel; brothers-in-law Ervil Vogel and Bill Bickford.

11:00 a.m., Wednesday
July 28, 2021
First Congregational United Church of Christ
Lake View, Iowa
Pastor Bruce Hauswirth
4:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday
July 27, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Lake View, Iowa
Odebolt Cemetery
Odebolt, Iowa


Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 10:09 AM
“Fay and I express our love for the family of Opal Simon. Opal and Paul shared a common trust in our Lord Jesus Christ and their devotion to the church was rooted in humble service. We grieve your loss but also celebrate the hope of resurrection. You are not alone.”
- Kim and Fay Henning
Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 10:09 AM
“May the Simon family find peace through your faith and fond memories of Opal. She will be missed by many for her good work and involvement in the Lake View community. We will keep Opal and your family in our prayers ”
- Dorothy,Jeff&Mary Ann Bohnenkamp
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 10:06 AM
“To former neighbors of Denny, David and Deanna. So sorry to hear about your Mom. Thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
- TERRI L(Christian) KRAUS
Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 4:54 PM
“Always enjoyed visiting with Opal about Lake View Historical Society and Museum matters. She served many years on the board and devoted countless hours to making the Museum a success. She made good memories, joyful experinces. ”
- Jane Croll
Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 4:54 PM
“Our sympathy to the Simon family. Like her husband, Paul, Opal will be missed by our community and the neighborhood. It was an honor to know them and their friendship was truly appreciated. Prayers for you all as God wraps his loving arms around your mourning, but cherish the wonderful memories of a mom, grandma, and great grandma. ”
- Ken and Sue Barney
Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 9:31 AM
“My sympathies to the family. Always enjoyed visiting Opal at the Post Office. Sweet lady!”
- Vickie Toms
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