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Charles "Bud" E. Simon

September 18, 1938 ~ February 3, 2018 (age 79)

Charles “Bud” Simon, of New Era, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018  with his wife and daughters by his side.

Bud was born on September 18, 1938 to James Simon and Vernia Herring Simon. He lived in Arkansas until he was 15 years old at which time the Simon family settled by Stony Lake, Michigan, later moving to New Era.

Bud graduated from Shelby High in 1957 where he lettered in football, basketball and track.  He was captain of his football team and was Shelby High School Homecoming King his senior year.

Bud was in the United States Army from 1960 – 1962.  After returning to New Era, he worked at Brown’s and Dupont.

On October 24, 1964, he married the former Norma Hoyer at Faith Lutheran Church in Whitehall.  In 1969 Bud moved his family to New Era where he started his roofing company, Simon Roofing and Siding which later became Simon Construction.  Bud was a well-known community member serving as Oceana County Commissioner for 16 years.

Bud is survived by his wife, Norma of 53 years; his son Gary Janssen of Chico, California and  his wife,  Amy and their two sons Steven and Caden; his daughter Shelly Simon Rolf of Geneva, Illinois and her husband, Scott, and their sons Jason and Lucas; and his daughter Stacey Leigh Yde and her husband, Gregg and their son, Austin.  Bud is also survived by his brother, Dick Simon of Colorado and his children Stephanie and Noah; his brother, Terry Simon and his wife Shari, their daughters Kristen and Ammy; sister and brother in-law, Marilyn and Gordon Munn; sister-in-law, Julie Hoyer; and brother-in-law, Gene Carignan as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his parents James and Vernia Simon, his brothers,  James Simon and Ricky Simon and his sisters,  Jaclyn and Patricia Simon Carignan, his in-laws, John and Margaret Hoyer and his brother-in-law, Robert Hoyer.

The visitation will be Wednesday, February 7th, 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Harris Funeral Home in Shelby.   The funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 8th, 11 am at Newman Christian Reformed Church, 4075 S. 132nd Avenue, Hesperia (corner of M-20 and 132nd Ave.) with Pastor Greg Dyk officiating. Memorials may be directed to Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Avenue, Suite 400, Muskegon, MI  49441.

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