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Dr. James H. Simonds DPM

November 28, 1930 — June 29, 2020

Dr. James H. Simonds, DPM of Vicksburg, went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 29, 2020 with his family around him. Jim was born in Kalamazoo on November 28, 1930 the son of Walter and Eloise (Gay) Simonds. He was a graduate of St. Augustine High School, Western Michigan University, and Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Jim was the owner of Simonds Foot & Ankle Clinic, where he practiced for over 60 years. He was a member of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church and a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus. Jim was an Eagle Scout, a lifelong hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman. Nothing made him happier than time spent with family at the lake or cabin, a completed to-do list, or a day on his tractor. He was inducted into the Hackett Athletics Hall of Fame and held many leadership roles in professional organizations. Jim was preceded in death by his sister Shirley Ferrara and his brothers-in-law Bud Ferrara & Art Redmond. He is survived by his wife Mary, sister Barbara Gay Redmond, mother of his children Elizabeth Simonds, children: Nancy (Terry) Haas, Jim (Mary) Simonds Jr., Dave Simonds, John (Anita) Simonds, and Mary (Kent) Matthews, step-children: Donald (Ann) Ulsh, Scott (Tesa) Ulsh, and Lisa (Eugene) Lehman, grandchildren, Justin (Rikki), Sara (Chad), Derek, Jack, Kevin, Dan, Shelby, Matthew, Aleks (Hunter), Erika, Luke, Jake, Elizabeth, Emily, Hunter (Brooke), David (Cassie), Rachel (Jacob), Melanie, Jonathan, Ella Grace, and Liam, great-grandchildren: Nora, Landon, and Mason, and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Redmond Funeral Home, 4100 S. Westnedge, on Wednesday, July 1 from 5pm to 8pm with a prayer service at 7pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, July 2 at 11am at St. Martin of Tours in Vicksburg with an hour of visitation before Mass. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hackett Catholic Prep Athletics (Women’s basketball, volleyball, and soccer programs), St. Martin of Tours, or St. Edwards of Mendon.
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