Don and Marilou Simpson Anniversary

Posted Online: Dec. 19, 2012, 11:04 am
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Don and Marilou Simpson, rural Milan, will observe their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 27.
The former Marilou Birdsley Wyoming, Ill., and Mr. Simpson, Alexis, were married on Dec. 27, 1952, at the Methodist church in Wyoming.
They are the parents of Linda DePooter, Milan; and Louann Krogman, White River, S.D. There are four grandchildren.
Mr. Simpson was employed as a maintenance engineer at Harvest Day Bakery, Rock Island. He previously was employed as a machinist at Eagle Signal Co., Davenport. He served in the Korean conflict.
Mrs. Simpson was an elementary teacher for 31 years and retired from the Moline District in 1984. They then spent 20 years as mission volunteers for the Presbyterian church at camps, conference centers and colleges, from Alaska to Florida and Arizona to New York.
They belong to the Edgington Presbyterian Church, where they have served as deacons. Marilou is a choir member and has taught VBS, been Sunday school superintendent and a member of the PW.
Don serves on the pastor nomination committee. They were active in the Presbyterian Mariners locally and nationally.
A family dinner is planned for a later date.


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