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December 23, 1941 — October 12, 2020


Hampden native, Wayne Allen Simon, 78, went home to the Lord on October 12, 2020 from the Hospice House in Fargo with family by his side. 

Wayne was born December 23, 1941 in Devils Lake to Frances (Clock) and Norman Simon.  He grew up on the farm near Hampden with his siblings, attending Faith Lutheran Church and graduating from Hampden Public School in 1959.  Wayne loved farming and enjoyed spending his life taking care of the land and his family. 

Wayne married Helen (Lindseth) Simon on November 26, 1966 in California.  They worked together for 53 years, building a farm, raising a family, and enjoying time with family and friends.  They moved to Devils Lake ten years ago, and spent time each winter in Mesa, Arizona with their Sarkis Community ~ Wayne loved the heat!

Whether at home or traveling, Wayne and Helen seemed to always be with grandchildren, family and friends enjoying visiting, playing pinocle and pool, and exploring new hikes.  Wayne was known for his work ethic, high standards, generosity and love of “Happy Hours”.

Wayne was very proud and active in his community.  He served in many ways over his lifetime, investing time in Faith Lutheran Church, the Hampden Elevator, Cenex, Northfield Township, Ramsey County Commissioner, Ramsey County Water Basin, PCA, Farm Credit Services and more.  He thrived trying to make his community stronger and better. 

Constantly in motion, Wayne accomplished so much in his lifetime.  He was grateful for his many friends, his beloved family and his community.  Wayne loved being with others and was very proud of his farm, family and, especially his nine grandchildren!  He will be dearly missed and he leaves this world a far better place because of all the hard work, fun, love and insights he bestowed. 

Wayne is survived by his wife, Helen; daughters Jackie (Pete) Anderson, Flower Mound TX, Rachelle (Troy) Romfo, Calvin ND, Marcy (John) Ross also of Flower Mound and Natalie (Travis) Westlind, Hampden; grandchildren Grant, Simon and Meredith Romfo; Beck Anderson; Garrett and Ian Westlind; Albert, Lillian and Johnny Wayne Ross; siblings Dorothy Miller-Fenske, Carrington ND, Dale Simon, Iowa City IA, Kay Simon, Mt. View CA and Deborah (Douglas) Lunde, Ada MI; in-laws Russ Stahl, Mason City IA, Jim and Sharon Homewood, Fargo, Tom and Sylvia Anderson, Menifee CA and Ed and Dianna Lindseth, Norco CA; many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and Aunt Jean. 

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Blake Anderson, his parents, siblings, Geraldine Stahl, Norma Jacquelyn Simon, infant brother, James and an infant sister. 

Funeral Services for will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Devils Lake with Reverend Jim Paulson officiating. Burial will be in the Storlie Cemetery, rural Hampden ND. Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Wednesday, October 14th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Please consider your safety and health and that of others when attending any of the services. Masks and social distancing are required at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. 

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Past Services


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Gilbertson-Gloger Funeral Home

509 U.S. Route 2, Devils Lake, ND 58301

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

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