EAGLE HARBOR - William G. Simon born June 13, 1924 passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at his home in Arlington Heights, Ill.
William served in the Navy during WWII. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing. He loved spending time with his wife and family at his summer home in Eagle Harbor. William founded Route 12 Rental in 1964. He had a unique way with mechanical things and enjoyed tinkering, vintage engines and machinery, woodworking, cigars and baking bread in his wood burning cook stove in Michigan.
He is survived by his spouse of 67 years, Frances; his children, Jane (Leonard) Witter, William Jr. (Joyce E.) Simon, Nancy M. Simon and George (Rachelle) Simon; 15 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass was at St. Edna Catholic Church, 2525 N. Arlington Hts Rd., Arlington Hts, IL. Interment Memory Gardens, Arlington Hts., IL.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to his favorite charity, the Salvation Army, 5040 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60630.