Herbert Simpson, of Tecumseh, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Cambrian Assisted Living facility where he resided for the last two and a half years. He was 85 and the last of five brothers. He was born in Blissfield, attended Blissfield Schools, and in 1948 he married Mary Louise Erhart of Tecumseh. Together they had two children, Herbert and Michael. Herbert and Mary divorced in 1966 and Herbert married Mary Ellen Enos, also of Tecumseh, in 1980.
Herbert worked as the assistant Manager at the A&P Store for over 30 years and dedicated himself to making customers happy. He received several recognition awards for his excellent work and served as a member of the Tecumseh School Board.
A unique and kind soul, Herbert was very funny, enjoyed playing cards, was an avid Detroit Tigers fan, and loved being with his family. It seemed like he knew everyone in Tecumseh, because every time he dined out, he would stop and talk to friends and acquaintances at almost every table. He was very friendly and was seen all over Tecumseh cheering folks up.
He will be deeply missed, but his love of family and spirit shall live on. Herbert is survived by his two sons, four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and long-time lady friend Audette Vollmer. He was predeceased by both wives.
Handler Funeral Home in Tecumseh held a memorial service on Wednesday, July 30, at 1 p.m. Visitation also took place on Wednesday from 12 p.m. until the memorial service began. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Herbert’s name to Cambrian Assisted Living or Great Lakes Hospice. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.handlerfuneralhomes.com.