Madeleine (Mausen) Simon

April 2, 1933 ~ February 20, 2020 (age 86)



On February 20, 2020, Madeleine Simon passed away peacefully in her home in Morton Grove at the age of 86. Madeleine was born in the small hamlet of Binsfeld, Luxembourg across town from her future husband Steve who would immigrate to America as a bachelor in 1954. In 1959, Madeleine joined Steve and the couple married that year. Madeleine loved to garden and was a marvelous chef. She put her passion for cooking into running the family catering business at the American Legion in Morton Grove where the couple lived and raised their children, Maybelle and Steven. Madeleine and her family enjoyed traveling across America as well as returning to Luxembourg for frequent visits. Madeleine loved America, but she was also proud of her roots and understood the value of passing that sense of heritage on to her children. She was a loving wife and mother and particularly enjoyed the company of friends. 

Madeleine Simon, 86, of Morton Grove, beloved wife of the late Steve; loving mother of Maybelle and Steve Jr. (Leslie); dear grandmother Nic and Alexandra; fond sister of the late Paul Mausen and Marc Mausen. Visitation at Simkins Funeral Home 6251 Dempster St. Morton Grove, IL 60053 on Friday, February 28th from 9:00 a.m. until time of departure to St. Martha Church at 11:00 a.m. Mass at 11:30 a.m. Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Botanic Garden 1000 Lake Cook Rd. Glencoe, IL 60022 appreciated. (847) 965-2500

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February 28, 2020

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Simkins Funeral Home
6251 Dempster St
Morton Grove, IL 60053-2818

Funeral Mass
February 28, 2020

11:30 AM
St. Martha Catholic Church
8523 Georgiana Ave.
Morton Grove, Illinois 60053

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