Virgil E Simpson, 98, of Falls City, Nebraska passed away May 31, 2023 in Kansas City, KS. He was born October 06, 1924 to John and Nora (Edie) Simpson in Emerson, Iowa and grew up in the White Cloud, Kansas area. After school he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving during WWII where he received the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal, the American Area Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. After his service in the Navy, Virgil worked in several vocations from Florida to Omaha, NE, finally settling down in Falls City, Nebraska where he worked as a carpenter for Krumme Building & Supply and Woodings Verona Tool Company.
He married Marie Cavanaugh on July 11, 1966. She passed away May 08, 2001. They established their home on West 15th Street which soon became the neighborhood house where all their children and friends gathered.
Virgil was an avid fisherman with stories as big as the fish he caught. In his younger years he also enjoyed hunting and he and Marie bowled on several bowling leagues. He was a member of the local VFW and St Paul Lutheran Church (20th and Towle).
Virgil is survived by his children, Cindy McClean and husband Michael of Centennial CO, Fred Simpson and his wife Rhonda of Holland, NE and Robert “Ed” Simpson of Denton, TX. Three stepdaughters, Linda Penegar and husband Robert, Basehor KS, Marcella Cavaness and husband Carl of southern Leavenworth County, KS and Diana Hankins and husband Dan of Falls City, NE. Thirteen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. He is also survived by a dear son-like friend, Jerry McKim and his wife Nancy, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers, Clarence and Paul and five sisters, Elsie Morris, Naomi Wood, Ruby Allen, Maxine French and Ardith Rhodd.
His funeral will be held on Friday, June 2, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home with Reverend Jason Boetcher. Interment will be in Steele Cemetery. Military graveside honors by Falls City Ceremonial Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to service at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home.