Mathew Paul 'Matt' Simon - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

Mathew Paul ‘Matt’ Simon

May 17, 1957 - August 10, 2021

Mathew Paul ‘Matt’ Simon

Age 64, of Faribault, formerly of Richfield, passed away on August 10, 2021.

Matt was born on May 17, 1957 to Curtis and Florence (Walch) Simon. He attended Richfield High School and graduated in 1975. Matt spent some time working as a driver for the American Red Cross. In 1993 he started as a Postal Worker in Minneapolis and then to Northfield, MN, from which he later retired. He was blessed with 3 children, Sami, Alex and Maddie.

A sports fanatic, Matt enjoyed watching every type, but he especially loved Baseball. A fan of Jackie Robinson and everything that he stood for, he was lucky enough to get a Brooklyn Dodgers hat from his son. The Minnesota Twins were his ultimate favorite and he would try and catch every game he could. Matt enjoyed movies and if Alfred Hitchcock shows were on, he would always give Maddie a call to let her know. Matt had a vast collection of baseball cards, football cards and other sports cards.

Matt was always a goof. He would make light of all situations and would bring smiles to all those around him. When folks saw Matt, they always felt welcomed and that he was truly happy to see them. He loved giving hugs and will be remembered as a big teddy bear. Matt also loved children and was proud to have been the grandpa to 7 beautiful grandchildren.

Matt is survived by children, Samantha (Darrin) Novak, Alexander (Diana) Simon, Madalyn (Andy) Silva; grandchildren, Isaiah, Lillian, Ella, Noah, Alexander Jr., Kingston and Kai; mom, Florence Simon; siblings, Anne Anton, Joseph Simon, Kurt (Joan) Simon, Gail (Aziz) Kian and Ben (Brenda) Simon; former spouse, Wendy Seesz; and many other loving extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his dad, Curtis Simon; and brother, Jim Simon.


  1. Mary Beer says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all.

  2. Susan (Lee) Carmichael says:

    When visiting in the summers, I always imagined you were the little brother I always wished I had. We had fun playing baseball games your dad always organized. It was so much fun keeping up with you on Facebook with your adventures, but most of all the love of your family – children and grandchildren was so very apparent. Your earthly presence will be truly missed and until we meet again, I will always have you in my heart.

  3. Yong says:

    I will always love you!

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