“Journeys with a Gratiot Cemetarian” 6.5: Victor Simon, World War II Veteran, Alma Riverside Cemetery


Victor Arthur Simon was born July 24, 1918, to Victor and Hattie Simon in Saxon, Wisconsin. Victor served his country during World War II in the European Theater from January to June 1945. While serving there, he was wounded and was awarded the Purple Heart.  Since 1946 Victor was a lifelong resident of Alma resident. He married his wife Geraldine and had three children. He was the service manager for Greening Buick for 27 years and was affiliated with Decker Real Estate for 15 years. He also taught in the auto department at Mott Community College. Victor died on May 2, 1992, and he rests in Alma’s Riverside Cemetery. Victor Arthur Simon is one of many Gratiot  County men and women who served their county, state, and country during a time of war.

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