Troy R. Simmons, age 55, of Forest City, died on November 18, 2019 near Grove City. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 22, 2019, at All Saints Lutheran Church in Darwin. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 21st at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the St. Gertrude Catholic Cemetery in Forest City.
Troy Richard Simmons, the son of Charlie and Fritz (Nelson) Simmons, was born on May 8, 1964, in Litchfield. He was baptized and confirmed at All Saints Lutheran Church in Darwin. Troy attended school in Litchfield and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1982. He continued his education in taxidermy in Janesville, WI. Troy worked for Cenex in the tire repair shop and also as a taxidermist. On July 26, 1986, he was united in marriage to Dana Wakefield at the First Lutheran Church in Litchfield. They made their home in rural Forest City. Troy loved the outdoors through hunting, fishing, trapping, camping and gardening. He also enjoyed cooking, crafting, wood working and binge watching movies among other things. He was a talented artist and will be remembered for his generous, fun-loving personality. Spending time with is family was very important to him.
He is survived by his wife Dana Simmons of Forest City, son Mitch (Ali) Simmons of Darwin, daughter Casey Simmons (and Kyle Moy) of Forest City, mother Fritz Simmons, brother Scott Kortz (Terri Mashek) of Darwin, sister Audrey Kortz of Elbow Lake, brother-in-law Bret (Mona) Wakefield of Hutchinson, nephews Paul (Traci) Johnson and their family, Josh Wakefield, Jesse McWherter and Devin McWherter. He is also survived by Aunts, Uncle, cousins and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Charles Simmons, uncle Roy Nelson, aunt Elvina Bergquist, sister-in-law Lorie Wakefield, mother and father-in-law Alice and Richard Wakefield.