Marion  Simpson
Marion Simpson

Visitation: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Yurs Funeral Home 405 E. Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174

Service: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 12:00 pm at Yurs Funeral Home 405 E. Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174

Burial Location: Private


Marion Simpson, age 76, of Elgin, passed away July 1, 2017. She was born to Al and Violet Borowski in Racine, WI. Marion graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Milwaukee, WI and received her RN degree in Nursing. She worked at Madden Mental Health Center and Linden Oaks. She was an advocate for health of the mentally disabled.

Marion’s passion for travel took her around the world. She loved to garden and enjoyed the company of her many friends. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her daughter Lisa Occhipinti, son Spencer Gunkel, daughter Melissa Gould, two grandsons; Drew Occhipinti and Daniel Occhipinti, her sister Barbara Deering, niece Ellen Deering, nephew Paul Deering, and stepson John Simpson.

Marion was preceded in death by her loving husband Doug Simpson.
A Memorial Visitation will be July 6, 2017 9:00 A.M. to 12 Noon at Yurs Funeral Home 405 E. Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174. A Memorial Service will follow the visitation at Noon, at Yurs Funeral Home. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Gilda’s Club,


Lois Sommers Barutha from Waterford WI

"May Marion rest in peace and peace to all her family. It doesn't seem that long ago that we were all together at Pat Hetzel MQestion's home. God bless us all.

Marion Phipps from McHenry IL

"Was so sorry to hear of Marion's illness and death. She has attended St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Church the past two years and she will be missed. Prayers of comfort for her family."

Marie Heiss from Milwaukee WI

"The St Mary's School of Nursing
Class of 61 offers its prayers and Sympathy to Marion's family.
Marion was a delightful, funny and great classmate.
So one last time Marion
"Attention all nurses, this is Sister Austin "
The class of 61


Patti Crowe from Wheaton IL

"I travelled to Australia/New Zealand with Marion. She brought many smiles and a sense of warmth. I'll miss seeing her at the Club."

Ardis Tortelli Rowley from Goleta CA

"As one of our Class of "61, I recall Marion as unique, smiling, confident
student. We had this special union, yet all different and good supporting each other along the way. Our nursing education lead each of us in directions effecting many, many patients in positive ways others may not be able to detect. Praise.
God"s love envelopes her totally. "

Lois Sumoski from Westmont IL

"We traveled together to Australia and New Zealand. She was such a joy. May she rest in peace."

Terry and Sue Hupp from Elgin IL

"We first made Marion's acquaintance on a trip down South. Her sense of humor and willingness to try new adventures made her a delight to travel with. Back home, we continued to enjoy Marion's company at the pool as we lounged on our noodles talking of restaurants and also in the fitness room as we tried to keep in shape and work off some of the pounds we put on after visiting those places. We will miss your smiling face and quick wit Marion. Rest in peace."

Alma Stelter (Gawlik) from Oconomowoc WI

"An incredible nurse...if you needed help and Marion was near, she would do everything in her power to make things better. My condolences to all the family members..this is a real loss to us all.

Alma "

Bob & Joyce Del Guidice from Elgin IL

"Marion was a lovely lady. We enjoyed spending time with her in Australia and New Zealand and often saw her in the fitness center. We will miss her."

Joy Fuerst-Choy from Elgin IL

"Marion was well loved in our community. I enjoyed her company, floating in the pool, or at a number of activities because of her great sense of humor and amazing travel stories. I miss her already."

Judith Weller from Elgin IL

"My memories of Marion start with a smile. Marions children and grandchildren were always on her mind. She often talked of you all with fondness. Sharing stories of all your childhood fun moments. Spencer what a loving son you were to Marion always. Marion shared your cards and treats with me. I will miss Marion, and her smile she gave to me. We vacationed, enjoyed theater (once with Melissa) and Lunch outings.I took her to a few doctor visits. You all were loved. What a good mother and person. Rest in Peace Dear Marion.


Joanne Giampa from Elgin IL

"Marion was a delightful, fun-loving woman who will be missed by many people here in Edgewater. I had the pleasure of traveling Down Under with Marion and frequently playing cards and games with her. I will always remember her occasional wink and frequent smiles. My sympathy goes out to her children - Lisa, Spencer and Melissa as well as all her family. "

Barbara Tillman from Elgin IL

"My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. I got to know Marian through Karen Priester and our monthly "Girls Night Out" dinner. She was a nice lady and will be missed by many here at Edgewater. "

Dians Nolan from Elm Grove WI

"May Marion enjoy a beautiful eternity with her loved ones......I remember her as a gentle, loving nurse in our class.......classmate, Diane (Beaumier) Nolan"

Jean von Heimburg from Elgin IL

"I am so sad for you, the family and us at Edgewater for the loss of your mother. She was such a delightful person and gracious in every way. She will be missed among us!

Tony Scire from Elgin IL



Sr. Phylis Peters from Harlingen TX

""My love and prayers go out to the family and friends of Marion. I enjoyed her in nurses training in Milwaukee, Wis. She always was very kind, gentle and just a very good person. I will remember all of you during these days of sorrow and grief. Much love. Sr. Phylis "

Karen Priester from Elgin IL

"My heart goes out to all of you. Marion shared many fun times with me. She will be missed. "

Tommi Scorzo from Orland Park IL

""Sending much love and prayers to you and your family Spencer.
Marion was a wonderful lady and she will be missed. May she Rest In Peace.""

Judy Vollmar from Hudson WI

"I have fond memories of my cousin Marion. We'd go for walks together on Sunday afternoons, typically to our Aunt Sophie's house. She was 10 years older than me and I really looked up to her. I'm sorry she is gone so soon. "

Guy Roberge from Montreal, Quebec, Canada MS

"My condolences to your whole family Spencer, I have fond memories of Marion at the cottage!





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