The village of Luxemburg has lost an iconic community member. The Kewaunee County man who died Monday from COVID-19-related complications was long-time business leader Jerry Simonar from Luxemburg. DoorCountyDailyNews.com confirmed with Jerry’s son, Dale Simonar, the news of his passing. The 87-year-old Simonar, a Korean War veteran, was to participate in the upcoming Honor Flight Return to Korea trip. Those travel plans were canceled back in late February due to the pandemic. Over a year ago, Simonar received recognition for his lifelong business development in the village. Luxemburg Area Chamber of Commerce president Alex Stodola says bestowing Jerry with the 2018 Person of the Year award was long overdue at the time and a great honor. He shares what Simonar meant to the community.
Simonar, known affectionately as “the Mayor of south Luxemburg”, started the Simonar Sports business that sells ATVs and snowmobiles back in 1962 with his late brothers Leroy and Richard. As recently as last month, Jerry was the man behind the counter at Simonar Service, which is a fourth-generation business that started in 1928. The staff at DoorCountyDailyNews.com wishes to extend condolences to the Simonar family at this difficult time.