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Arthur J. Simon, Jr., 84, of Osgood, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at his home. He was born near Osgood on May 9, 1932, the son of Arthur Sr. and Eva (Tunny) Simon.
Mr. Simon was a 1950 graduate of Osgood High School. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War, where he served as a Signal Message Clerk with the 3rd Infantry Regiment from 1952 to 1954 and remained in the Army Reserves until 1960. For service to his country, Arthur received the National Defense Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal.
In civilian life, Arthur was a dairy farmer and had also worked at Arvins in Columbus, the Johnson Wholesale Group in Greensburg, BCA in Greensburg, and also the Napoleon Lumber Company.
Arthur was a member of the St. John Catholic Church in Osgood, the Osgood American Legion, the Ripley County Farm Bureau, the NRA, and was an avid supporter of the Indiana Right to Life. He was also a member of the Father Bernard Voges Council 8487 Knights of Columbus at Osgood, where was a two term Grand Knight and also had served as treasurer as well as a trustee. Arthur also belonged to the 4th Degree Bishop Simon Gabriel Brute Assembly 246 in Lawrenceburg.
He was married to Dolores Barhorst on June 15, 1954, and she survives. Other survivors include his sons, Gary (Marla), David (Lavonne), Chris (Jackie), Randal (Rita), and Greg (Becky) Simon, all of Osgood; daughters, Marilyn Linville of Osgood, Cheryl (Roger) Meyer of Greensburg, and Marcia (Ritchie) Moore of Goshen, Kentucky; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brothers, Charles (Lucille) Simon and Gene (Patty) Simon, both of Osgood, and Dale (Bonnie) Simon of Bennington; sisters, Mary Gilland and Amelia (Louis) Wolter, both of Osgood, Linda (Tim) Wissel of Greensburg, and Rita (Jim) Bedel of Westport.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Philip; and brother, Donald.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10 at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Mass of Christian Burial begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11 at St. John Catholic Church in Osgood, with Father Frank Eckstein officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery with military graveside rites by the Osgood American Legion.
Memorials may be given to the Southeast Indiana Right to Life, Gibault School, or the St. John Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
Published on February 8, 2017
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