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Michael Simmons Obituary

    Michael “Mike” J. Simmons, 74, of Lake City, died Saturday Aug. 24, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health System - Lake City Care Center, surrounded by his family.
    He was born on June 5, 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 Sept. 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; four grandchildren; three 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 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester, with Fr. Thomas Loomis officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29 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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