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Richard A. Simono

April 20, 1929 - January 23, 2012

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Richard Simono, age 82, of Hayward, WI passed away on January 23, 2012 at his home.

Richard Aelred Simono was born April 20, 1929 in Green Bay, WI the son of Aelred Jesse and Eunice Marie (Bassine) Simono. Richard attended school in Coleman where he graduated from high school. On April 2, 1951 Richard joined the U.S. Air Force. While in the Air Force he was sent to the University of Syracuse to learn to speak Russian. He earned the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on...

Richard Simono, age 82, of Hayward, WI passed away on January 23, 2012 at his home.

Richard Aelred Simono was born April 20, 1929 in Green Bay, WI the son of Aelred Jesse and Eunice Marie (Bassine) Simono. Richard attended school in Coleman where he graduated from high school. On April 2, 1951 Richard joined the U.S. Air Force. While in the Air Force he was sent to the University of Syracuse to learn to speak Russian. He earned the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on January 22, 1955 and returned to Wisconsin where he received a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from the University of Wisconsin. Richard went to work for Commercial Credit Corp. in Green Bay and later Beloit, WI. He became a District Representative for Commercial Credit Corp. from 1961 to 1963. On August 8, 1959, Dick was joined in marriage to Jacqueline Pederson in Superior, WI. Dick and Jackie moved to Wausau, WI where he worked for 1st American National Bank as Assistant V.P. until 1973 when they moved to Hayward, WI. Richard was CEO for State Bank of Hayward from its inception in 1973 until 1977. Richard went to work as a broker for Hayward Lakes Realty for 25 years. While living in Hayward Dick was active with the Hayward Lions Club where he was a Melvin Jones Fellow and served as president. He served on numerous boards including the Wisconsin Installment Bankers Association State Board, Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce Board for two terms and one as president, Lumber Jack World Championships Board. He was also instrumental in starting the Foundation for the Birkebeiner ski race, was a founder of the Pre-Birkie ski race, Ducks Unlimited Hayward Chapter, and was the founder of the World Loppet League. Dick enjoyed coin collecting.

Dick is survived by his six children, Renee (Kevin) Simono-Napiwocki of Stevens Point, WI, Mark Simono of Hayward, WI, Suzanne (Glen) Zimmerman of Blaine, MN, Mary Louise (Danny) Magoon of Lincoln, CA, Paul (Susan) Simono of Johnstown, CO, Matthew Simono of Colorado Springs, CO; ten grandchildren, MacKinzie, Luke, Tyler, Ryan, Dylan, Jacqueline, Nicole, Megan, Helena and Hunter; his siblings, Leatrice (Bill) Hein of La Follette, TN, Lucille Swenty of Coleman, WI, Carla Mae Routhiecux of Freemont, OH, Marie Annett (Wayne) Johnson of Green Bay, WI, Simone (Glen) Woulf of Coleman, WI, Patricia (Keith) Young of Rhinelander, WI; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Jackie.