Cooney Simon
April 6, 1929 - December 15, 2014
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St. Katharine Drexel Parish - St. Mary's Site
Friday 12/19, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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400 West Wisconsin Avenue
Kaukauna, WI 54130
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119 W. 7th Street
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Saturday 12/20, 11:00 am
St. Mary Cemetery - Kaukauna
1101 Buchanan Rd.
Kaukauna, WI 54130
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Tuesday 12/16

Cooney (Marion) Simon died on Monday, December 15, 2014, in Kaukauna, surrounded by family. When Cooney's aorta began to split, the doctor said that she couldn't believe Cooney was still talking. “You don't know Cooney,” we said. “She's always talking.” And it was the truth: Cooney was always talking. She was famous for it. From…

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Danielle left a message on January 12, 2015:

Betty and Denny Mereness are my grandparents and I will forever remember cooney and her stories and will cont to keep her memory alive with my grandparents!

Kalen left a message on January 2, 2015:


I am so sorry about your mom. It seems like she was a wonderful person though I didn't ever meet her. Knowing you, I am sure you carry on some of her best qualities. Take care during this difficult time.


Daryll Hurst left a message on January 2, 2015:

I learned about Cooney's passing from my mom. Ivol was my grandmother and I have specific memories of Cooney that I'll cherish for the rest of my life. She was Kaukauna royalty...a good soul and somebody I was honored to know.

janet draeger left a message on December 21, 2014:

You have my love and prayers. I lost my mom at 29 and aunt Cooney was like a mother to me. If any of you need to talk call me 715-669-5369. Loce you all

Bill & Kathy Boss left a message on December 20, 2014:

Jane & Kathy we were so saddened to hear to of Cooney's passing. She truly will be missed by all...especially @HP & the water diva's. Cooney was a delight! Thank you Jane & Kathy for "sharing" her with all of us. We feel blessed...The two of you were such devoted & caring daughters; she too was blessed with a loving family...many of whom we met ...following her all the way down to Fl. to visit her! It just won't be the same @water aerobics...Please extend our sincere sympathies to your families...See you soon....Love Bill & Kathy

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Kevin O'Connor left a message on December 19, 2014:

Dear Simon Family, We were very sorry to hear of Cooney's passing. You have our sympathy and prayers. Cooney (and George) were wonderful friends of our parents, Kay and Pat O'Connor and our extended O'Connor family. Cooney was the embodiment of everything that is good about life: a giving spirit, endless good works, a loving parent, a tremendous friend (especially those who needed a friend the most), and, of course, that incredible sense of humor. I still remember sitting as a very young kid with my brother and sister at the top of the steps at our house on Taylor Street, late at night when we were supposed to be in bed, listening to our parents party downstairs with George and Cooney and others. It was impossible even as a young kid not to recognize Cooney's distinctive voice when she told stories and jokes, usually followed by uproarious laughter. (Note: I do think there was alcohol involved on some of these occasions.) We are thinking about you all and, again, you have our sympathy and love at this time. And know that we will never forget Cooney's spirit, energy and sense of humor. Warmest regards, Kevin O'Connor, Madison.

Shirley Renaud left a message on December 19, 2014:

Hi Jane and your family So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful mom and person to everyone. So glad to know her at the pool at Heritage Palms when we were at our aqua fitness classes. What a great lady. Remember all the good memories about her and what she said and did. She is a angel in heaven now . We all had a toast to her on Monday when we stopped for a drink at the patio after golf. Take care hope to see you soon back here Jane at H.Palms We will miss her a lot.

Jason Kemp-Stevens left a message on December 18, 2014:

To the entire Simon family, deepest sympathy on the passing of Cooney. She was such a beautiful individual and such a giving person. I grew up with her as part of the old St Mary's family years ago. Thought and prayers with you all during this difficult time. - Jason Kemp-Stevens, Mpls, MN

Jerry & Denise Simon left a message on December 18, 2014:

To my dear cousins and family of Aunt Cooney,
We extend our love and sympathy at this time. How we loved Uncle George and Aunt Cooney and each of you. It must be quite a reunion with Joe and Marie (my parents) and other family members. Oh the laughter and love. It was always a great time when we got our two families together. What a one-of-a-kind, noble, and wonderful woman.
One time, near Christmas (about 1975 or 1976), I was entertaining at a nursing home where Aunt Cooney was volunteering. Afterwards she invited me to have some eggnog. I told her it didn't taste like traditional eggnog. With her usual twinkle in her eye and enthusiasm for life, she told me she had added a bottle of brandy, "It helps the patients sleep better," she quipped.
You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the peace of Christ and comfort which only He can bring, be yours now and in the coming days.
Jerry & Denise Simon and Family,
Your cousin from Utah

Lloyd, Julie Coenen & family left a message on December 18, 2014:

Dear Simon
Family – You all have our deepest sympathies on the loss of Cooney. She was one swell woman and friend. She encouraged you all to become just like her always giving, giving, giving.
I remember her well always accommodating us with a sitter for our family. I believe almost everyone of you sat for us at various times. We remember the good old days when the bunch of us were always pulling jokes on each others anniversaries and lots of other times, living on Sixth Street. She lived a
rich- in- love life and produced a very kind and loving family. She was always proud of you all. She will live on in you..

Sandra Cyr left a message on December 18, 2014:

I would like to extend my sympathy to the entire Simon family for your loss. Cooney certainly was the epitome of a true Christian, always there to serve others. I believe that she was responsible for getting my mother involved in many church activities after my father passed away. She was the life of the party. So glad to see her and Jane when she spent winters in Florida. Her jokes and laughter brightened so many people's lives. She was a true friend to my mother. Cherish those wonderful memories.

Pat and Julie Speth left a message on December 18, 2014:

We are sorry to hear that your mother passed away. I will always cherish the fun times as a kid being up north with your family. I will dearly miss her.

Donna Doering Besaw left a message on December 17, 2014:

My sincerest sympathy to the Simon family at the loss of their family matriarch. Cooney was an amazing woman who blessed many lives with her presence and generosity. I remember her well from my long ago days at St Mary's Grade School. She will be missed.

Kathy Jerue left a message on December 17, 2014:

Dear Jane and family,
I am one of the lucky ones .... thanks to you, I had the opportunity to get to know your mom during the winters she spent here in Florida. I was there when she was crowned "Queen Cooney". I loved visiting with her during water aerobics. I loved her incredible stories and her wonderful sense of humor. And I loved hearing about how SHE loved her children and grandchildren. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Kelly & Kathleen Holschuh left a message on December 17, 2014:

We want to express our deepest sympathies with the Simon Family.

barb schultz left a message on December 17, 2014:

Paul and family--I am so sorry for your loss, you are all in my prayers.

Verdene Schlichting left a message on December 17, 2014:

Rose and family - so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family. (((HUGS)))

Michelle Kern left a message on December 17, 2014:

I was so sorry to learn the news of Cooney's passing, but know that she left many wonderful memories with her family and friends. I still remember her being my gym teacher at St. Mary's, which I now know was just one of her many charitable endeavors. She touched many lives.

Mary Jean Shiflet left a message on December 17, 2014:

So sorry for your loss . Cooney was one of a kind. I know you will miss her dearly. I have a wonderful memory of her having so much fun at the St. Paul's Halloween Party. So glad I got to see her. Heaven is going to be so much more fun with her there.

Mary B. Hermsen left a message on December 17, 2014:

Cooney & I grew up together & got into lots of trouble but just kid stuff. She grew through many hard times but I think that\'s what made her the special person she was. She was kind, generous, funny, thoughtful,giving, forgiving and she will remain in my heart forever. I will NEVER forget her and I am sure her family will be sharing laughs about her for the rest of their lives. She was a remarkable, unforgettable person.
Mary Carmen Brewster Hermsen

Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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