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Simmering, Joe

d. May 24, 2014

Joe Simmering, age 83, of Athens, passed away on Saturday May 24, 2014 at his residence.

He is survived by daughter, Karla (husband Allen) Janssen; son, Kevin (wife Kathi) Simmering; daughter, Kim Peterman; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Frank, Paul, and Steve Simmering; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death his wife, Penny Simmering in 2011; and a son, Kirby Simmering in 1994.

Joe enjoyed trap shooting and was a life-time member of the Greenview AMVETS.

As per Joe’s request, no services will be held.

Family is being served by Mott & Henning Funeral Home, in Athens, IL.


  1. Joe was a great guy and am sure glad i met him many year’s ago. To his family am sorry for your loss.

  2. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. The loss of a parent is so very hard. Just remember they are always with you. I find myself talking to Mom and Dad. I will say a prayer for you. Love you. Bonie

  3. Dear Karla & Family, I was sorry to read of your dad’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family. Condolences from an old friend, Craig Davis

  4. Karla, Kevin, Kim, and families:

    We were sorry to hear of Little Joe’s passing. My Dad and he were great friends, so I’m sure they’ll be having a beer or two together in heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Randy and Donna (Bless) Tibbs

  5. Dear Karla and family. My condolences to you and the entire family on the loss of your dad. You are in my prayers.

  6. Karla, Kevin and Kim,

    We were sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Your Dad had a great personality and shared it with so many of us. It was always fun to visit with him and hear his stories and his laughter. Enjoy those memories you have of him. Please know we are thinking of you. Lawrence and Charlotte

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. So sorry for your loss.

  8. Karla,Allen Crystals and families, We will all miss Joe. He and Penny were good friends and good neighbors. We visited them on our honeymoon 41 yrs ago and Bob knew them much longer before that. In the summer when Bob and I were at work, Rob would ride over and sit with joe and tell stories on the porch. He enjoyed their chats. There are too many stories to share, but they ate all good and your lose is shared by many. Bob, Vickie and Rob

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