AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME-MORA
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at the Fish Lake Chapel near Mora with Pastor Dylan Tate officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
INURNMENT will be in the Constance Free Church Cemetery in Andover.
Mary Maxine Simmens of Stanchfield, Minnesota, passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at her home. She was 87 years old.
On March 26, 1935, Mary was born to Kenneth and Wava (Carpenter) Strait in Pine River. She grew up in Longville, where she met her husband, Norman Simmens. They were married on May 14, 1953. They raised their four daughters in Coon Rapids. After the passing of Norman, she moved to Braham. She worked as a CNA and housekeeper. In 1988 her world was shattered by the death of her daughter Karla. The only thing that helped heal her heart was helping raise her daughter’s son Scott Freedlund.
She married George Simmens on September 18, 1999. They enjoyed camping, gardening, and going to church. After George’s passing in 2010, she spent her days cooking, reading, shopping, and watching Family Feud and the Hallmark channel.
Mary’s family was her world. Each generation that came into her world brought a bigger and brighter smile to her face. She was happiest surrounded by her family and friends. She has left the world a legacy of unconditional love and kindness.
She is survived by her daughters, Norma (Marvin) Billstrom, Linda (Steve) Dahl, and Diane (Joseph) Agresto, her honorary son Jeff (Debbie) Freedlund. Her 11 grandchildren; Leah (Todd), Kelly (Eric), Teresa (Scott), Nick, Amanda (Kenny), Scott (Justine), Jeffroy (Gloria), Jesse (Amanda), Jeremy (Robyn), Nathan (Taiya), and Josh. Her 25 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, her sister Betty, and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by; her parents, both husbands, her brother Raymond, and daughter Karla Kay.