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Gerald E. Simpson, 56

Gerald Eugene "Jerry" Simpson, age 56, of North Hudson, died in his home, surrounded by family on June 16.

Jerry was born July 20, 1957, in Hudson, Wis., to parents Lynos and Ester (Porter) Simpson. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1975 to 1979. Jerry worked for Excel Energy for 34 years, retiring as a Shift Engineer this past November. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and friends. Jerry also liked to visit Washington Island in Door County.

Jerry is survived by his children, Lisa (Tony) Rambo, Scott (Becky) Simpson, Tracy (Richie) Prescott, Brandon Ellefson and Kayla Baron; 12 grandchildren, Richard, Joy, Ryan, Logan, Micah, Tatum, Kylie, Mary, Charlie, Katy, Aubry and Jake; siblings, Mary Ann Reed, Richard Simpson and Carol (Dave) Boles.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of Jerry's life will be held at 12 p.m. noon, on Saturday, June 21, at the Valley House, 1237 Wisconsin Hwy 35, Hudson. A gathering of friends and family will follow from 1-4 p.m.

Services entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, (715) 386-3725.