Died January 30, 2023
Charlotte “Char” Simonis, 65, of West Branch Michigan, passed away peacefully January 30, 2023, surrounded by her loving family after a long battle of cancer.
Char was born in Rochester, Michigan at Avon Hospital to the late Frank P. Simonis and the late Hazel C. Simonis (Miller) on September 17, 1957. She grew up in the Sterling Heights and Utica, MI area. She attended Utica Community Schools, where she graduated in 1975 from Utica High School.
She enjoyed simple pleasures, spending time with family and friends, barbeques, picnics, enjoying the outdoors and also playing games on her computer.
She loved her cat, Miss Lilly, she had a heart of gold and a kind soul. Her smile lit up the room. She had so much strength.
Char is survived by her three children: Sarah (Bobby) Moss of Whittemore, Robert (Kassy) Moss, Jr., of West Branch, and Jennifer Ortiz of St.
Helen; her sisters: Cheryl Simonis and Carol Steward; her brother: Martin (Adele) Simonis; and her seven grandchildren: Anthony Ross, Sophia Moss, Cailyn Ross, Alivia Moss, Grace Fulbright, Anabelle Pauley and Maverick Ortiz.
She was preceded in death by her brother: Frank Simonis and her sisters: Dee Dee Simonis and Theresa Sharp.
Char’s children will have a service for her at a later date in the spring.
Burial will be in Edwards Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Today I lost my sister, my best friend— and I gained a broken heart. I called you, it said….‘Hi this is Char, leave me a message and I will get back with you.’ I sent a message to heaven for that’s where angels go. I love you, sweet Charlotte, you are my beautiful soul.
Love, your sister Carol Steward.
A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me.
Remember the best times, the laughter, the song.
The good life I lived while I was strong. Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest. Remembering all, how I truly was blessed.
Continue traditions, no matter how small. Go on with our life, don’t worry about falls. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin. Until the day comes, we’re together again.”
– Author Unknown, in remembrance of Charlotte A. Simonis.