Charles Frank "Chuck" Simerka

Born in Detroit, MI on February 18, 1934

Departed on July 24, 2019 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Mr. Charles “Chuck” Frank Simerka age 85, of Gallatin, TN, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

Mr. Simerka was born in Detroit, MI, on February 18, 1934, the son of the late Charles Igan Simerka and Barbara Terihay Simerka. He graduated from Henry Ford Trade High School and retired from Ford Motor Company as an industrial electrician after thirty-seven years. Mr. Simerka served in the United States Army. He was a parishioner at Saint John Vianney Catholic Church. Mr. Simerka was enthusiastic about the history of World War II and enjoyed putting model air planes and cars together.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Healey Simerka of sixty-two years; three children, Steven (Nicole) Simerka, Barbara (Steve Smith) Simerka, and Charles Simerka; three grandchildren, Keira, Sloan, and Steven; and a sister, Dorothy Brkich.

A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at noon, Saint John Vianney Catholic Church with Father Gideon officiating.

Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Monday from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. and a rosary to follow at Hendersonville Funeral Home.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Visit the online obituary www.hendersonvillefh.com to post tributes and share memories.

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3 Comments to Charles Frank "Chuck" Simerka

  1. Diane and Paul Heinemann
    July 26, 2019 12:15 pm

    I hope you received some comfort from our phone conversation, Dorothy. Paul and I
    will be there for both the rosary and the funeral. We love you and share your sorrow!

  2. Donna Holleran
    July 26, 2019 2:05 pm

    So sorry for your loss Dorothy and family, but he is in a much better place and no more pain or problems. Prayers for the whole family.

  3. Pat Grove
    July 26, 2019 3:03 pm

    Dorothy, my heart aches for you!! God bless you and your family, my thoughts and prayers are with you!! Chuck has already been added to my daily prayers for my dearly departed!! I will see you Monday for the rosary.

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