Date of BirthFebruary 16, 1927

Elaine Ruth Simon Obituary

Date of BirthFebruary 16, 1927

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Date of DeathJanuary 26, 2017

Elaine Ruth Simon Obituary

from green bay, Wisconsin, United States

Simon, Elaine RuthElaine Ruth Simon, 90, of Green Bay, went to heaven with her family by her side on Friday, May 26, 2017. She was born on February 15, 1927, to Ernest and Anna (Bruard) Fischer. Elaine was a lifelong resident of Green Bay. She graduated from Green Bay West High school, Class of 45. She married Howard Matuszak on June 8, 1946 and shared 46 years of happiness raising seven children before Howard lost his battle with cancer in 1992. Later in life she met and fell in love with Philip Simon. On September 23, 2000, they married. She was a devoted housewife and mother who enjoyed decorating and remodeling, spending time with her family and friends, playing cards, shopping, camping and celebrating the holidays. A few of her other true talents included baking, making candy and creating floral arrangements. Elaine will be remembered for her resilient strength and sense of humor. She will be deeply missed by her children, Jim Matuszak, Green Bay; Jerry (Robin) Matuszak, Green Bay; John (Debbie) Matuszak, Merrill; Marles (Elliott) Ring, Pueblo CO; Keith Matuszak, Green Bay; Mark Matuszak, Green Bay; and Ted (Tina) Matuszak, Pulaski; 12 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren; and the Simon family, Green Bay, Anita (Richard) Schoen; Robert (Bonnie) Simon; Mary (Alan) Pischke and Mark (Debbie) Simon; grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Elaine is also survived by her sister, Laverne Clark.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Howard Matuszak; second husband Philip Simon; and her 5 brothers and 3 sisters and their spouses, Vernon & Alice Fischer; Ernest & Edna Fischer; Dale & Joan Fischer; Kenneth & Janice Fischer; Orland Fischer; Grace & Eugene Schulte; Meryle & Gerald Lamine; Bernice & Frank LeGrady; and brother-in-law, Lawrence Clark. Elaine was also preceded in death by Jean (Simon) Schumacher.Visitation will be held at the Pfotenhauer Funeral Home & Cremation Service, East-Town location, 2379 East Mason St., Green Bay, on Monday, May 29, 2017 from 4 until 7:00 p.m. and at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane, Green Bay, on Tuesday from 10 until 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Mark Vander Steeg officiating. Online condolences welcome at www.PfotenhauerFuneralHome.com