Larry and Margie Ann Simonin of Belleville, celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today, Sept. 29th with family and friends during a mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, followed by brunch at Our Lady of The Snow Shrine. Larry Simonin and former Margie Ann Jung of Freeburg, IL were married on Aug. 22, 1953 at St. Josephs Rectory in Freeburg, IL by the late Rev.H.J. Freese.
Larry and Margie have both been retired from Sales with EBSCO Industries, Birmingham AL, for the past 23 years. They enjoy spending time gathering together with family and friends at their homes in Belleville and Lake of the Ozarks, where they are both avid gardeners.
They were blessed with 4 children in 4 1/2 years during their marriage, Scott (Diane) Simonin, of Belleville; Dawn (Kevin) Peil of Belleville; Bruce Simonin, (deceased wife, Toni); beloved Michelle Lewis Garvin, of recent passing, (Jonnie) of Sullivan, IL.
That blessing brought forth 11 grandchildren. Stacy Simonin, Emily Lauf, Scott Simonin II, Dan Peil, Kelly Daubach Peil, Christina Simonin, Ryan Simonin, Kate Sudol, Monica Bullington, Mekenzie Riley, and Leslie Lewis.
And that blessing brought forth 5 great grandchildren: Camryn and Collin Lauf, Amelia Cockrell Peil, Anna Daubach, and Jameson Simonin.