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Edward Simecka

January 20, 1943 — January 11, 2022

Edward Paul Simecka, 78, passed away peacefully with family by his side Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at the St. Marys Manor.

He was born January 20, 1943, in Delia, the son of James E. and Regina M. “Sally” Dohrman Simecka.  Ed was raised in the Delia community and graduated from Delia High School in 1961.

After graduation he was employed as a tire builder for Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Topeka, retiring in 1998 after 37 years of service.  Ed served in the United States Army. In 1969, he coached the Immaculate Conception Catholic Grade Schools boy's basketball team and was proud to do so. He loved to talk about it throughout the years.  He loved his St. Marys Bears.  Ed was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; he also was a member of the United Rubber Workers Union.

Ed always had a unique style.  He loved his family, cars, music, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Royals, and the KU Jayhawks.

In 1966, he started his family with Judy Perry.  They had two children Jacqueline, and Christopher.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Jo Endicott.

Survivors include his son, Christopher Simecka, Topeka; his daughter, Jacqueline (Tim) Moylan, St. Marys; their children, Kayla, Shannon, Maria, Anna, Daniel, and Catherine; two brothers, James L. Simecka, Wamego, and Gerald R. (Eva) Simecka, Topeka; sisters, Mary Barr, Lincoln, NE, Judy (Doyle) Kizzire, Lawson, MO, Pat Skaggs, Topeka, Dee Dee (Steve) Kennedy, Topeka, Barbara Froelich, Kansas City, and Ginger (Lloyd) Lynch, Webb City, MO; many nieces and nephews and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys.  Ed will lie in state at Piper Funeral Home from 4:00 until the rosary at 6:00 P.M. Monday, January 17, 2022.  Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Marys Manor and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Lie In State

Monday, January 17, 2022

4:00am - 6:00 pm

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Rosary

Monday, January 17, 2022

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am

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