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Survived by his wife of 69 years, Esther, of Richey; his son, Richard Tieszen and his wife Ellagene of Richey; four grandchildren, Martha, Rockcie, Susanna and Ricky; eight great grandchildren; one sister, Marie Hanson and her husband Sig of Tracy, California; numerous nieces and nephews.
Simon was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Eva in 1921, Susie Janke in 1944 and Catherine in 1987.
Funeral services were January 5, 2004 at the Bethlehem Mennonite Church in Bloomfield with Pastor Darrell Nefzger officiating. Interment will be in the Bethlehem Mennonite Cemetery in Bloomfield. Oregon
Source: Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home Glendive, MT
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler
Survivors include his wife Grace of La Grande; children and their spouses, Bettyanne and David Gingerich of Shedd, Earl Torkelson of Brooks, Alberta, Canada, Phyllis and Menno Amendt, and Charlene and George Amendt, all of Danskin, British Columbia, Canada, Kelvin and Donna Torkelson of La Grande, Allen and Crystal Torkelson of Duchess, and Kent and Amy Torkelson of Boise; 22 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Norman Torkelson of Duchess, and other relatives.
Two daughters, Arlene and Violet, and five brothers all died earlier.
Funeral was July 25, 2003 at the Church of the Nazarene, with Harley Kauffman of the Grande Ronde Mennonite Church officiating. Burial was at Cove Cemetery.
Source: The Observer Union-Wallowa
Counties Newsleader, La Grande, OR
Submitted by Leon Hertzler