Arthur J. Simon Jr., 84, Osgood, passed away at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at his home.
The son of Arthur Sr. and Eva Tunny Simon was born near Osgood May 9, 1932. He was married to Dolores Barhorst June 15, 1954, and she survives.
Other survivors include five sons: Gary (Marla), David (Lavonne), Chris (Jackie), Randal (Rita) and Greg (Becky) Simon, Osgood; three daughters: Marilyn Linville, Osgood, Cheryl (Roger) Meyer, Greensburg, and Marcia (Ritchie) Moore, Goshen, Kentucky; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; three brothers: Charles (Lucille) and Gene (Patty) Simon, Osgood, and Dale (Bonnie) Simon, Bennington; and four sisters: Mary Gilland and Amelia (Louis) Wolter, Osgood, Linda (Tim) Wissel, Greensburg, and Rita (Jim) Bedel, Westport.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Philip and brother Donald.
Mr. Simon was a 1950 Osgood High School graduate. The U.S. Army Korean War veteran served as a signal message clerk with the 3rd Infantry Regiment from 1952-54 and remained in the Army Reserves until 1960. For service to his country, Arthur received the National Defense Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal.
In civilian life, Arthur was a dairy farmer and had also worked at Arvin Industries, Columbus; Johnson Wholesale Group and BCA, Greensburg; and also Napoleon Lumber Co. Arthur was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Osgood, Osgood American Legion, Ripley County Farm Bureau, National Rifle Association, and was an avid supporter of the Indiana Right to Life. He was also a member of the Father Bernard Voges Knights of Columbus Council 8487, Osgood, where he was a two-term Grand Knight and also had served as treasurer as well as a trustee. Arthur also belonged to the 4th Degree Bishop Simon Gabriel Brute Assembly 246, Lawrenceburg.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church with Father Frank Eckstein officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military graveside rites by the Osgood American Legion. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 10, from 4-8 p.m. at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Southeast Indiana Right to Life, Gibault School or St. John Cemetery.
Published on February 8, 2017