In loving memory of

William John "Wil" Simons
April 23, 1980 - January 24, 2019

William J. "Wil" Simons, 38, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Friends and family may gather in remembrance of "Wil" on Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 4 to 6 P.M. in "The Bistro" at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Cremation has taken place and a private family burial will be held at the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa, Iowa, at a later date.

William John Simons was born on April 23, 1980 in Davenport, Iowa, to Dennis and Joan (Kinnemann) Simons. He grew up in Maquoketa and attended Maquoketa Community High School.

"Wil" had worked construction for different contractors in the Quad Cities area for several years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time in the outdoors.

Those left to honor his memory include his mother, Joan Bagwell of Maquoketa, IA; a son, Wesley Simons of Andrew, IA; a sister, Becki Cooper of Maquoketa, IA; a niece Kiah Gipson; a nephew Carter Cooper; aunts and uncles, Nina and Roy Buff, Deb and Dean Tillis, Teresa Simons, Karen and Gary Shapley, Marc and Mary Pat Kinnemann, and Jack and Cynthia Kinnemann; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, his father Dennis Simons, and his uncle Terry Simons.

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Molly Hayward wrote on Feb 1, 2019:

"Joanie & Family My Heartfelt Sympathies to All. I was Honored to know Will and Blessed to call Him a Friend. Always Respectful and Polite, He Surely will Be Missed ? Prayers & Blessings to You and Becki. "

Barbi Notz wrote on Jan 31, 2019:

"Joan and Becki.....I am so sorry for your loss. I planned to come to the visitation to give you my condolences in person, but having weather related vehicle problems and will not be able to be there. Please know you are in my thoughts. "

Cheryl curl wrote on Jan 29, 2019:

"Joan and Becki, so sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy, hugs and prayers. Cheryl Curl "

Mary Lewis wrote on Jan 28, 2019:

"My deepest sympathy to all the Kinnemann family in the loss of Wil. May memories of all the good times you shared with Wil make this difficult time a little easier. Sending lots of hugs and many prayers. Mary Lewis"

Jean Hayes wrote on Jan 28, 2019:

"My deepest sympathy to you all. "

Angel (Potter) Schiffer, Wyatt and Kyle Schiffer wrote on Jan 27, 2019:

"Dear Joan and family, very sorry to hear of Wil's passing. I send my deepest sympathy to you all. "

Jennifer Vance wrote on Jan 27, 2019:

"Beckie and family, I'm so sorry for your loss of Wil. I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers."

Karlene (Parmer) Slattery wrote on Jan 26, 2019:

"Sorry to hear of your loss ,Teresa . You are in my thoughts and prayers."

Shirley Stowe wrote on Jan 26, 2019:

"Joanie, so sorry to hear of you loss. Shirley Stowe"

Claudia Bisinger wrote on Jan 26, 2019:

"Joanie and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. May God bring comfort to you all. Bob & Claudia "

Randy Renner wrote on Jan 26, 2019:

"Joanie - So sorry to hear of your loss. God Bless."

Deb Ihrig wrote on Jan 26, 2019:

"Joanie I'm so sorry to hear about Will. You and Becky are in my prayers."

martha wrote on Jan 25, 2019:

"So sorry for your loss "

Cindy and Terry koontz wrote on Jan 25, 2019:

"So sorry to his family to his mother u have our sympathy "

Judy Dague wrote on Jan 25, 2019:

"Heartfelt sympathies to Joan and Becky . Way to young to leave this world .Hugs and Prayers to you all!"

Angie Marcelynas wrote on Jan 25, 2019:

"All my love to Wil's family and friends. I am so sad to hear of his passing. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. "