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Wayne E. Simmonds

Visitation: Thursday, June 20, 2019, 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Peterson Mortuary, 212 S. Locust, Glenwood, Iowa.

Visitation:  Friday, June 21, 2019, 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M., Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church, 2650 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska.

Services: Friday, June 21, 2019, 10:30 A.M., Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church, 2650 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska.

Wayne Edward Simmonds, 80 of Bellevue, Nebraska formerly of Omaha, Nebraska passed away June 17, 2019 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was born March 26, 1939 in Omaha, Nebraska to James William and Violet Mae (Edwards) Simmonds. Wayne was raised in Omaha and graduated from Tech High School. He faithfully served his country in the U.S. Navy. Wayne began as an entrepreneur, starting his own cleaning business, FBG Service Corporation and was the CEO. He was united in marriage to Shirley Ann Lovig Ring on October 10, 2015 in Bellevue, Nebraska.

Wayne was a talented woodworker and made numerous gifts for his family and friends. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed reading and loved traveling with his wife and family. He and Shirley attended Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church and Vine Street Bible Church. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Preceding Wayne in passing were his parents, brother Nick Simmonds, brother-in-law Norman Short and first wife Sonyarae Simmonds. Survivors include his wife Shirley Ring Simmonds of Bellevue, Nebraska; children Terri (Bud) Gogetap; Sherri (Frank) Labedz; Sandi (Jim) Bruno all of Omaha, Nebraska; Michael Ring of Glenwood, Iowa; 4 step-children Ron, Ruthie, Mel and Leeann; grandchildren Kris, Michelle, Sarah, Rachel, Brandon, Jordan, Tiffiny, Jimmy, Jaden, Deon; step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren; siblings Nancy Short; Bob (Linda) Simmonds; Joyce (Harry) Flaitz; Jim (Shirley) Simmonds; Raymond Simmonds; sister-in-law Helen Otte all of Omaha, Nebraska; numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives and countless friends.

Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society or Parkinson’s Research.

Interment at a later date.

2 Condolences

  • Sandra Posted June 20, 2019 6:29 am

    My condolences to the family. Please be comforted by the Bible’s promise of the resurrection. John 5:28,29, Acts 24:15. If you would like to learn more about the wonderful promises in the bible, please visit

  • Bob and Gina Pelzer Posted June 21, 2019 4:23 pm

    Sherrie & Frank & family, So very sorry for the loss of your father. Praying for you.

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