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Goglin Funeral Home, Scotland
Saturday August 7th, 2010

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Woodrow William Simek

Fr. Mathew Vazhappilly
“You Raise Me Up” ~ Josh Groban
“On Eagle’s Wings” ~ Michael Joncas
Jason Ruppelt
Michael Ruppelt
Gary Ruppelt
Brandon Souhrada
Ryan Love
Pat DeBoer
Woodrow William Simek was born to George C. and Anna (Merkwan) Simek on Sunday, May 20, 1917 at Tyndall, South Dakota. He graduated from Tyndall High School in 1935. Woodrow was united in marriage to Violettia Stillman on September 17, 1958. In his earlier years, he worked at the Scotland Standard Station and Ritter Implement. He was the janitor at the Scotland Elementary School until his retirement. He loved polka music and played the accordion with the Leo Steckley dance band. Woodrow became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland in July of 2005, and it is there that he passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, having attained the age of 93 years, 2 months and 14 days.
Woodrow is survived by his wife, Violettia, of Scotland; a daughter, June (Gary) Ruppelt of Springfield; and five grandchildren and one great-grandchild: Amanda (Brandon) Souhrada and their son Nicholas of Tyndall, Katie (Ryan) Love of Omaha, Nebraska, Jason Ruppelt of Brookings, Elizabeth Ruppelt and boyfriend Pat DeBoer of Brookings, and Michael Ruppelt of Springfield.
In addition to his parents, George and Anna Simek, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Simek and Adam Simek.

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Our condolences to Aunt Vi, June and the entire Simek family. I will always remember Woodie for his accordion playing, enjoyment of reminiscing about old times and especially WNAX, and his ability to remember Cheris German family name, where we lived, and the car we drove. We will miss seeing Woodie when we visit Scotland and regret that we didnt take the time to visit Vi and Woodie during our most recent trip to Scotland in June.

Del, Cheri, Ryan & Kim Gran Aug 15 2010 4:17 AM

Your family has our deepest sympathy. I am so sorry we wern't able to make it to the funeral home. He is at peace now and I am sure you will miss him.

Dennis and Sherry Povondra Aug 7 2010 8:38 PM