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Jon M. Simoneau

April 29, 1958 — December 31, 2020

Jon M. Simoneau, 62, of Clifton passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at his home. He was born April 29, 1958 in Clifton, the son of Jon A. and Rosalie C. (Janssen) Simoneau and he was preceded in death by his father.

He married Kathleen Gillespie on October 1, 1977 in Ashkum and she survives in Clifton. Also surviving are one daughter, Devon (Donnie) Benoit of Kankakee; two sons, Jon (Lisa) Simoneau of Kankakee and Nickolas (Samantha) Simoneau of Ashkum; one brother, Joel B. Simoneau of Scottsdale, AZ; his mother, Rosalie Simoneau of Clifton; eight grandchildren, Coleman, Sloane and Brock Benoit and Jude, Rush, Penn, Cree and Gabe Simoneau; two sisters-in-law, Janet (Tom) Suddarth of Fairfield and Madelyn Washburn of Kankakee; and two brothers-in-law, Ed Harms of Ashkum and Patrick Gillespie of Sunrise Beach, MO.

Mr. Simoneau was a member of St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in L'Erable and the Kankakee Valley Boat Club. He was co-owner of Piggush-Simoneau Inc. for twenty-eight years, founded in 1991. He enjoyed boating and fishing, and loved the outdoors and spending time with his family.

Private services were held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Clifton. Fr. Doug Hauber will officiate. Burial will follow at L'Erable Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers for the service were Jude Simoneau, Cole Benoit, Patrick Gillespie, Tony Glazik, Ryan Harms, and Jon Stiffler.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Arrangements are by the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton.

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