Simon Eng, age 94, of Knapp, Wisconsin, longtime resident of the Town of Cady died Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Menomonie.
Simon was the son of Norwegian immigrant parents John and Mary (Lien) Eng. He was born October 27, 1917 near Hersey, Wisconsin. At age 2 ½ he moved with his family to a farm south of Knapp. He attended 8 years of grade school at Cady Creek. Simon worked on the farm with his dad and also did farm chores for farmers in the area. He was confirmed at the Wilson Lutheran Church and was a longtime member there. Simon served on the church council for many years.
In October 1942, Simon was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served 39 months. Simon was a tank driver in the 9th Armed Division during WWII. He was engaged in the Battle of the Bulge. After his return from the army, he went back to farming. In later years he went into the sheep business.
Simon enjoyed the outdoors and all things with nature. Ice fishing was one of his favorite pastimes.
Preceding him in death were his parents; an infant sister and sisters Selma Eng and Olga Morrison; brother-in-law John Morrison; niece Marsha Ann Eng; step-nephew Johnny Morrison and his wife Roxie Morrison.
He is survived by one sister Marian Eng of Knapp; step-niece Lena Gaul of Sycamore, Illinois; some cousins in Norway, other relatives and friends
Funeral service was on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Wilson Lutheran Church, Wilson with Rev. Douglas Brandt officiating. Organist was Mary Brandt. Visitation was on Monday for one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial was in the Wilson Lutheran Cemetery, Wilson, Wisconsin with Military Honors provided by Wilson American Legion Post 330.
Honorary bearers were: Leland Wilson, Duane Butler, Dave Bartz, Doug Thompson, and Joe Menter. Pallbearers were Roger Kronholm, Doug Faber, David Hendrickson, Paul Deppa, Dennis Blegen, and Tom Hendrickson.
Keehr Funeral Home (www.keehrfuneralhome.com) in Spring Valley is assisting the family with arrangements.