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Agnes G. Simonsen

August 8, 1931 April 25, 2016
Agnes G. Simonsen
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Agnes Simonsen of Holt, MI, formerly of DeWitt, passed away quietly on Monday afternoon, April 25, 2016 at the age of 84. She is survived by her husband of almost 60 years (Jens Simonsen), her three children & spouses: Karen Schaefer, Peter (Marti Kay) Simonsen, and Ruth Ann (Mark) Donohoe; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and one brother Oluf Hansen of Lowell, MI. Agnes was born on August 8, 1931 in Nova Scotia, Canada to Kristine (Gellert) and Hans Hansen of Vamdrup, Denmark. She moved to South Bay in 1935; then moved to Coldbrook in 1939 and immigrated to Howard City, MI in 1946, where she graduated from Howard City High School, and would later go on to earn her nursing degree; she also earned her U.S. Citizenship on February 19, 1954. While working as a nurse and attending Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, she met and married the love of her life on August 31st, 1956.
Agnes attended Grace Lutheran Church in Lansing Michigan for over 50 years, and resided in DeWitt, MI for more than 40 years before relocating to Holt, MI. She returned to Nursing in the 80's and worked for St Lawrence Hospital for close to 25 years before retiring. She was a wonderful homemaker and friend who loved to travel, enjoyed her flower gardens and was an amazing cook, but perhaps her greatest love was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly and enjoyed passing down Danish family traditions to. Words cannot express how much she will be missed. She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister (Grethe) and brother (Erik) both from Alberta, Canada.
Grief does not end ... but it changes. It's a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith ... It is the price paid for loving someone!
A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Grace Lutheran Church, 528 N Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Lansing, MI 48915, with Rev. Dan Johnson officiating. Interment at Wacousta Cemetery, Watertown Twp., Clinton County, MI. Visitations will be held Friday, April 29th from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Peters & Murray Funeral Home in Grand Ledge and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church in memory of Agnes Simonsen.

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Visitation

Friday

29

Apr

6:00 PM 4/29/2016 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/29/2016 8:00:00 PM
Peters & Murray Funeral Home

301 E. Jefferson Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Peters & Murray Funeral Home
301 E. Jefferson Street Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States

Service

Saturday

30

Apr

11:00 AM 4/30/2016 11:00:00 AM
Grace Lutheran Church

528 N. Martin Luther King Blvd
Lansing, MI 48915

Grace Lutheran Church
528 N. Martin Luther King Blvd Lansing 48915 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Wacousta Cemetery Final Resting Place

13471 Wacousta Road
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

13471 Wacousta Road Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States
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