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James E Simecka

Male 1911 - 2001  (90 years)


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  • Name James E Simecka 
    Born 22 Apr 1911  Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 May 2001  Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mount Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6270  Rossville
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2018 

    Father John Stephen Simecka,   b. 26 Dec 1873, Austria-Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1937, Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Henrietta (Nettie) Scheidegger Simecka,   b. 20 May 1875, Humboldt, Richardson County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1972, St. Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1899  Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2343  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Regina M (Sally) Dohrman Simecka,   b. 27 Jun 1910, St. Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1994, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1934  St. Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James L Simecka
     2. Edward Simecka
     3. Gerald R Simecka
     4. Mary Simecka Barr
     5. Jo Simecka Endicott
     6. Pat Simecka Skaggs
     7. Ginger Simecka Lynch
     8. Judy Simecka Kizzire
     9. Dolores (Dee) Simecka Kennedy
     10. Barbara Simecka Froelich
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2018 17:03:09 
    Family ID F7789  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Obituary- Simecka, James 1
    Obituary- Simecka, James 1
    James E. Simecka
    DELIA —James E. Simecka, 90, Delia, died Saturday, May 5,2001, at a daughter’s home in Rossville where he had been staying.

    He was born April 22,1911, in Delia, to John and Henrietta Scheidegger Simecka. He graduated from Delia High School in 1927 and spent most of his life in the Delia community. He had been a farmer and worked for Union Pacific Railroad. He worked at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Plant in Topeka for 23 years. He was a custodian at Delia schools for more than 15 years.

    He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Delia, Knights of Columbus Council No. 657 in St. Marys and Local No. 307 of United Rubber Workers in Topeka.

    He married Regina M. “Sally” Dohrman on April 7,1934, in St. Marys. She died July 19, 1994.

    Survivors include three sons, James L. Simecka, Rossville, Gerald R. Simecka, Topeka, and Edward Simecka, St. Marys; seven daughters, Mary Barr, Jo Endicott, Pat Skaggs and Ginger Lynch, all in Chanute, Judy Kizzire, Lawson, Mo., Dee Kennedy, Topeka, and Barbara Froelich, Rossville; two brothers, John L. Simecka and Frank Simecka, both in St. Marys; 19 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

    Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in St. Marys. Mr. Simecka will lie in state after 2 p.m. Tuesday at Piper-Verschelden Funeral Home in St. Marys where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Delia, 66418.
    Obituary- Simecka, James 2
    Obituary- Simecka, James 2
    James E. Simecka
    James E. Simecka, 90, Delia, died at the home of his daughter in Rossville Saturday, May 5, 2001.

    He was born April 22, 1911, in Delia, the son of John and Henrietta Scheidegger Simecka, and had lived in the Delia community all of his life.

    Mr. Simecka grew up in the Delia community and was graduated from Delia High School in 1927. He had been a farmer and worked for the Union Pacific Railroad before going to work at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Plant in Topeka, where he worked for 23 years. He later worked for U.S.D. 321 as a custodian at the Delia schools for over 15 years. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Delia, and the Knights of Columbus Council #657 at St. Marys. He was a member of Rubber Workers Local #307 in Topeka.

    On April 7, 1934, he married Regina M. “Sally” Dohrman in St. Marys. She died July 19, 1994.

    Survivors include three sons, James L. Simecka, Rossville; Gerald R. Simecka, Topeka, and Edward Simecka, St. Marys; seven daughters, Mary Barr, Jo Endicott, Pat Skaggs, and Ginger Lynch, all of Chanute, Judy Kizzire, Lawson, Dee Kennedy, Topeka, and Barbara Foelich, Rossville; two brothers, John L. Simecka and Frank Simecka, both of St. Marys; 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday (this evening) at Piper-Verschelden Funeral Home, 714 Maple, St. Marys 66536.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and sent in care of the funeral home.