Elmer Roy Simons, Sr.

Oscoda, Michigan
September 1, 1940 - October 8, 2020


Visitation for Elmer will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 12, 2020 at Buresh Funeral Home, 212 West River Road, Oscoda, Michgian 48750

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home, 212 West River Road, Oscoda, Michigan 48750


Funeral service for Elmer will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 12, 2020 at Buresh Funeral Home, 212 West River Road, Oscoda, Michigan 48750 with Reverned Robert Phillips officiating. Interment will follow at the Oscoda Pinecrest Cemetery.

Obituary Notice

Elmer Roy Simons, Sr., of Oscoda, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Saginaw Covenant Harrison Hospital, age 80 years. Elmer was born on September 1, 1940 to Harvey and Florence (Jones) Simons. He was a successful entrepreneur during his life and had the opportunity to own and operate different business ventures. Elmer was very talented at designing and crafting his personal fishing lures and they were sought after by so many outdoor enthusiasts. Elmer also spent countless hours in the woods cutting and splitting firewood to sell. Aside from his hard work, Elmer truly enjoyed spending time fishing and at the casinos. Elmer is survived by his 2 loving children, Gary Simons of Oscoda and Tammie (Dale) Kaiser of Holly; 8 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Elmer is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Carol L. Simons, to whom he married on June 14, 1958; a son, Elmer Jr., 9 brothers and sisters; and his parents. His funeral service is scheduled for Monday, October 12, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda with Reverend Robert Phillips officiating. His family will welcome friends at the funeral home for visitation on Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral. Interment will take place at the Oscoda Pinecrest Cemetery. Those wishing to express their condolences through a memorial may make a donation to the family of Elmer. An online guest registry is available to leave a message of love and hope at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.


Oscoda Pinecrest Cemetery


Thanks for the wood!
— Dennis & Cheryl
Love & healing hope to all of you for losing the patriarch of such a wonderful family. Julie & Larry Woodruff (friends/ family of Haley & Bryan Simons)
— Larry Woodruff
Dear Bryan, Haley and Family,
Holding you close in our prayers. We are very sorry for the loss of your Grandpa. May all of our dearly departed loved ones rest peacefully in the loving arms of God. With our deepest sympathy and love, Uncle Ray and Aunt Debbie
— Ray and Deb Escobedo
I'll always remember his smile, sense of humor and laugh.

Gary and Tammie, some of my memories of your family are as if they happened yesterday. I can honestly still hear your dad's laugh/chuckle!

One of my most vivid memories... your mom, my mom and Gram were sitting at the kitchen table prepping for a meal. Your dad was trying to sneak out the door. (I don't remember what he was supposed to be doing at the time.) Well, Gram could see the door from where she was seated. Oh boy! The poor guy caught hell from all three of those feisty ladies. Anyway, I fear that's what greeted him yesterday. The three of them have been waiting a long time for this! (The poor soul.)
— Becky (Miller)
He was a good man and will be missed by many. RiP Elmer you are now with mama and your Elmer Jr. Finally at peace.
— David Kammerer
Elmer was as true a friend as they come. Always there with solid advice. Rachelle and I will miss him dearly.
— Jayson L. And Rachelle Sutherland
So sorry for your loss Gary Simons.
— Ron Freitas
Elmer was another father to me when i was growing up..the hours spent in the shop with him and the rest of the crew is something i will never forget. My heart truly goes out to Tammie and Gary and the rest of the simons family they have lost so much, a brother a mother and now their father. Elmer was one of the great local legends that will live on in the hearts and minds of the rest of us until we see him on the riverbanks of heaven..Fish on Elmer!
— russ sidebottom
We are going to miss you Old Man. We loved and respected you immensely. Thanks for teaching us how to make sinkers! ❤️
— Annette & BJ
Things will never be the same without you Elmer on the river. Our times together fishing or talking will not be forgotten. But not just by me. But by lots of people in this community. You touched many people of all ages with your fishing skills and your personality. Look out walleyes in heaven, he's coming!!
— Mike Fullerton

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