Dode passed away peacefully on Friday, October 21, 2016 at Boutwell’s Landing. He was born on November 19, 1923, the son of Joseph and Helen (Martin) Simonet. Dode was a lifelong resident of Stillwater and graduate of St. Michael’s Catholic School, Stillwater High School, and Notre Dame where he received his degree in business. He went on to serve his country in the Army during World War II in both the European and Pacific theaters. He was a fourth generation owner to work in the family business for 60+ years at Simonet Furniture and Funeral Home. Dode was united in marriage to Jean McGrath on July 16, 1955 at the Church of St. Michael. Dode was a founding member of SARA (Stillwater Amatuer Radio Association) and ROAR (Rotarians of Amatuer Radio). He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Stillwater Rotary Club and a 67 year member of the Stillwater Country Club. Dode was a lifelong parishioner at the Church of St. Michael where he served on the Historical Committee.
Dode is survived by his sons, Martin (Kathleen Maertz), Philip (Sue), John, Robert (Carol), Michael, and Christopher (Christine); grandchildren, Matt, Mike, Lisa, Mitch, Sean, Nicholas, Brennan, and Eric; and brother, Tom (Cis) Simonet.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean; parents; and sister, Dorothy Kilty.