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January 21, 1944 – Friday, January 12, 2018

Service Information

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
10:00 AM

Visitation Information

Sunday, January 14 & Monday,
Beginning at 7 PM – All Night

Jenny Faye (Simon) Cole, age 73, of Sisseton, SD journeyed to the Spirit World on Friday, January 12, 2018 at her residence.

She was born on January 21, 1944 in Long Hollow, SD to the late Paul A. Simon and Amelia (Harris) Simon. She was a descendant of Chief Simon Anawangmani (One who walks Galloping Upon).

Jenny grew up in Long Hollow, a district of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate. She attended the Long Hollow Day School and later transferred to the Wahpeton Indian School, Wahpeton, ND. She graduated from the 8th grade and later transferred to Flandreau Indian School. After her educational years, she returned to live in Sisseton for a short time. She then moved to Minneapolis, MN in 1965 to make her home. She returned to visit with family on occasion. She enjoyed playing Flinch with relatives while visiting. She also enjoyed fishing, going for rides to sight see and watching Jimmy Swaggert ministries. She was a MN Vikings fan. She attended God’s Royal Church in Minneapolis and attended women’s Bible study groups and was quite active in church activities such as making crafts for different groups.

She married John L. Cole on July 2, 1978. John passed away on December 16, 2010 while in Minneapolis.

Jenny was employed in various occupations. Her recent employment was with an assisted living group in New Brighton, MN where she was employed as an attendant. She retired in 2010 and returned to live in Sisseton in March of 2015.

She is survived by a son, Drew Culver of Portland, OR. He returned from Portland in October 2017 and their meeting for the first time was brief. Due to his recent employment scheduling, he was not able to return to be with his mom. She is further survived by a sister, Barbara Mail of Agency Village; brothers
Rev. Michael L. Simon and Francis Simon both of Sisseton and Filmore Simon of Agency Village; many cousins, nephews, nieces; other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a sister Ethel (Simon) Max; three sisters in infancy; brothers Clayton J. Simon and Ronald D. Simon; paternal grandparents and maternal grandparents.

Funeral services for Jenny Cole will be held Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Community Center in Agency Village. Rev. Enright Bighorn, Rev. Michael Simon and CRE Filmore Simon will officiate.
Spring interment will be held.

A wake will be held beginning on Sunday, January 14th from 7:00-10 PM at the Community Center in Agency Village. Further all-night wake will be held Monday, January 15th beginning at 7:00 PM at the Community Center in Agency Village.

Honorary casket bearers will be Joann Wilson, Pearl Battles, Brenda Tyler, Joann (Frenier) Gill, Marcella Haug, Ione Renville, Kassey Goodbird, Della Shepherd, Sophrona Shepherd, Gretta LuVerne, Nichollette Simon, Izola Simon, Darlene Ross, Rose (Max) Chase, Tami Redday and Christina Simon.

Casket bearers will be Ray Ramos, John Ross, Robbie Laughter, Josh Laughter, Tim Laughter, Eliphlet Simon Sr., Stephen Simon and Alan Simon.

Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN served the family.

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