Obituary: Kenneth A. Simmerman

April 19, 1948 – August 26, 2019

Kenneth A. Simmerman, 71, of Bedford, died at 9:08 p.m. on Monday, August 26, 2019, at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington.

Born April 19, 1948 in Bedford, he was the son of Elmer and Mary (Owens) Simmerman. He married Debra S. Thompson on September 28, 1979 and she survives. He was a graduate of the Bedford High School. He was a retired millwright for General Motors and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Viet Nam War with Charlie Company Big Red 1 First Infantry Division. He was a member of the Gillen Post #33 American Legion and the Bedford Boat & Sportsman’s Club.

He was an outstanding photographer, a dedicated musician, avid guitarist, and loved to cook.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie, of Bedford; a son, Jason Simmerman, and wife, Traci, of Bedford; a grandson, Logan Smith; a brother, Gordon Simmerman, and wife, Margaret, of Harrodsburg; nephews, Alan Simmerman, of Harrodsburg and Brian Simmerman, of Dayton, OH; father
and mother-in-law, Robert, and Ann Thompson, of Bedford; sister-in-law, Dianna Armstrong, and husband, Tim, of Avoca; niece, Jennifer Erwin and husband, Bart, and their son, Shade, of Lafayette; brother-in-law, Richard
Thompson and wife, Jeannette, of Oolitic; nephew, Eric Thompson and wife, Michelle and their children, Kylie and Bryce, of Fishers; niece, Natalie Forte and husband, Mike; nieces, Nicole Forte, and Ali Forte and fiancé, Cody George and their son, Axel, all of Oolitic.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 30th in the Williams Cemetery with Ed Owens officiating.

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