VisitationBethlehem Covenant Church
Wheaton, MN 56296
Daryl Simmons, 73, of Wheaton, Minnesota died on June 26, 2018 at 9:25 a.m. surrounded by family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Covenant Church in Wheaton, Minnesota with Pastor Tim Shekleton officiating. Organist will be Cheryl Shekleton with special music by Avah Sykora.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time at the church.
Daryl was born on March 21, 1945 in Klamath Falls, Oregon to Laura Fairfowl and Harold Simmons. He attended Benson Tech High School and then joined the Army to become part of the 82nd Airborne Division in 1962. Daryl was united in marriage to Tori Simmons on November 7, 1964 at The Chapel of Oaks Park in Portland, Oregon. Together they had three children: Darren, Dawn and Holly.
Daryl worked in the oil industry for twenty-six years and retired from Alyeska Pipeline at the age of fifty-eight. At the age of seventy, Daryl's passion for helping people drove him to get certified as an EMT in three states (North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota). He worked for Sanford Ambulance Service until his death.
Daryl enjoyed rebuilding cars, tinkering with computers, reading and watching everything science fiction, doting on his wife and spending time with family and friends. Daryl was known for his ability to fix anything and lived and taught his favorite motto, "You can do anything that you set your mind to."
Daryl is survived by his beloved wife of fifty-three years, Tori Simmons of Wheaton; son, Darren Simmons of Wheaton; daughters: Dawn (Richard) Bennett of Fairbanks, AK; and Holly (Shane) Garrett of McKinney, Texas; brothers: David (Liz) Simmons of West Linn, OR; and Donald Simmons of Grand Saline, TX; in-laws: Bill and Patricia Chase of Wheaton; grandchildren: Kathleen, Matt, Regan, Hallie, Ashley, Jesse and Brylee; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Daryl was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Bill Chase of Wheaton.