Wilfred Louis Simendinger
Wil Simendinger passed away at 7:22 p.m., Saturday, December 19, 2015 from natural causes. His son, Mark, was at his side reading scripture as he passed over.
Wil grew up in Summerhill, Penn. and resided in La Mirada, Calif.; he spent over 30 years on the Applegate near Jacksonville, Ore.
Wil served in the United States Navy during World War II. He worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad before and after his service in the Navy.
Wil worked for AT&T for over 30 years. During this time he was also a city councilman in La Mirada, Calif. and served as Mayor there for 11 years. He and his wife Rachel were avid Dodger fans, backpackers, and loved to fish. Wil collected, displayed, and operated antique toy trains. He lived life to the fullest and will be remembered by the local Applegate Train Club, and his work with the Lion's Club, to help save the McKee Bridge.
He is survived by his daughter, Terry; his sons, Tim and Mark Simendinger; his granddaughters; Rachel Stull, Ellie Brink, Anna Baker, and Rebecca Bramnick; his grandsons, Ben, Luke, and Chad Simendinger; and nine great-grandchildren, Peter and Isabella Stull; Addison, Emelia, Elliot, and Charlee Baker; Sydney and Maddox Brink; and Malia Simendinger.
Wil's ashes will be interred next to his wife of over 50 years, Rachel Sorrells Simendinger, at Eagle Point National Cemetery, Eagle Point, Ore.