Michael J. Simmons

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Friday, June 15, 1945
Date of Death:
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Age:
74 years old

Visitation

Date: Thursday August 29, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Friday August 30, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Memorial Service

Date: Friday August 30, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Calvary Cemetery [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Friday, June 15, 1945
Date of Death:
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Age:
74 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Friday, June 15, 1945
Date of Death:
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Age:
74 years old

Michael J. Simmons

Michael “Mike” J. Simmons, age 74, of Lake City, died Saturday Aug. 24, 2019 at Lake City Care Center surrounded by his family.

He was born on June 15, 1945, in Hammond, to Frank and Elizabeth (Griffin) Simmons. Mike graduated from Lourdes High School in Rochester and went on to serve in the Army National Guard. On September 17, 1966, he married Beverly House at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. Mike was a supervisor at Pace Dairy Foods for over 30 years before his retirement in 2009. Mike enjoyed fishing, woodworking, his cars, and taking care of his lawn.

Mike is survived by his wife; daughter, Dawn Guidinger (Darren Michel); two sons, Tom Simmons and Andy Simmons; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Bette (Arnold) Thompson, Barbara (Richard) Moen, and Emma Simmons.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, John, William, and Patrick; and nephew, Dennis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester, with Fr. Thomas Loomis officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday in the River Park Chapel and one hour prior to the prior to the service on Friday. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Rochester.

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The family of Michael J. Simmons has received the following condolences.

I worked with Mike many years ago.He was such a great guy and always had a smile .I am so sorry to hear of your loss.My thoughts and prayers to you all.

I worked with Mike at Pace in the late 70's. He was such a funny great guy to work with. My thoughts and prayers to the family.


Kathy Kaehn


Austin, Tx

My condolences to Bev and family. For 30 years I had the privilege of working with Mike at Pace. We enjoyed talking about woodworking, fishing and family, and sometimes we even got some work done! He was a good friend and always had a smile for everyone. He will truly be missed.


Mark Brown

Prayers for your family.  Lots of good memories of Mike while working with him at Pace.  He will be missed.

I can still remember all the fun Mike and I had when we were Group Leaders together years ago at Pace Dairy. He was a great guy. I am so sorry for your loss. Barb MapleThorpe

Bev and family, Kevin and I were saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. We both worked with him for many years at Pace. He always had some great stories. He will be missed. 


  1. Dawn and family,

  2. There are no words to tell you how sorry I am. I wish I could take away your pain. Just know that I am thinking about you and your family,  praying for comfort for you all. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.