Luke Arvid Simonson


Luke Arvid Simonson, 42, of Brainerd, passed away on February 9th, 2022.

Luke was born on March 11th, 1979 in St. Cloud, MN to Arvid Simonson and Linda Johannes. He grew up in Arthyde, MN and loved to tell stories of his time there. He loved the small town, country life. Luke graduated high school from Willow River High, and went off to serve in the navy. He worked in construction when he came back and had two girls. He later went on to college at Central Lakes College and St. Cloud State University. Eventually, he owned his own company siding houses.

Luke loved everything outdoors, including hunting, fishing, rock and mushroom picking, sunrises, and taking photos of nature. He enjoyed traveling and sharing stories. Even when he was hurting or sick, he never missed a day in the woods or a trip to the lake. Most of all, he loved his family and dogs. His daughters, especially, were his pride and joy.

Luke was preceded in death by his father Arvid Simonson(Arthyde), his grandparents Lloyd and Carol Simonson(Arthyde), & his grandmother Evelyn Jones(California).

Luke is survived by his mother, Linda Johannes & Step Father Kyle McGuire(Nevada), grandfather Fred Heeren(Ohio), sisters Katie Simonson(Nevada) and Olivia Cameron(Arizona), brother Neil Simonson(Nevada), daughters Lauryn Simonson(Duluth), Gracie Simonson(Brainerd), Destiny Mankowski(Brainerd), and Hope (Connor) Horton(Maine), granddaughter Violet McDonald (Brainerd), his many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and his best friends- Matt Horwath(Emily), Koda, & Vader.

A Celebration of life will be Held on Tuesday, February 22nd at 2 pm at The Cremation Society of Minnesota Duluth located at 4100 Grand ave. A catered reception will follow. ***Masks Are Required***

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