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Joseph William Simmel Sr., age 80, of Chisago City, died Sunday, January 13, 2019, at Fairview Lakes Medical Center in Wyoming.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; son Joe Jr.; and step-daughter Roxanne Schreiner. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Dolores Simmel; son Don (Lou Ann) Simmel; daughter Denise Simmel; step-children Sandy (Marty) Beecher and Kenny Schreiner; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Joe was born January 30, 1938, to William and Adeline (Hayde) Simmel. He graduated from trade school in St. Paul and was employed for 45 years as a sheet metal worker for several companies. Joe was united in marriage to Dolores Waldoch on December 29, 1978, in Little Falls. He was a member of the Local 10 Sheet Metal Workers. Joe enjoyed fishing, duck hunting, feeding squirrels, crossword puzzles, gardening, and visiting his family’s cabin on Big Green Lake.
Visitation will be held 2-5 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom. Memorials are preferred.