Trissie Simmons

Trissie Simmons

Sunday December 15, 2019

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Trissie Simmons, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Trissie Simmons with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.


Obituary for Trissie M. Simmons

Trissie Michele Simmons went home to be with her Lord and Savior, December 15, 2019 surrounded by family and friends. Trissie was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa on February 14, 1953 to Irma and Roy Joenks, Jr. She graduated from Pine River High School and then from Brainerd Community College with a degree in nursing. Trissie married the love of her life, Dave Simmons, on August 18, 1973. They were blessed with two children, Angie and Micah.
Trissie worked as a nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital until her retirement earlier this year. She is known for her love of reading, quilting, traveling to Florida to visit family, traveling to Montana to hunt and four-wheel. Above all, Trissie loved her church, First Baptist Church in Baxter, MN. If the doors were open, she was there worshipping her Lord and serving in any capacity that she could. Cancer did not slow her down, it was only a bump in the road on this earth. Life continued and she fought the battle until the end. She used the disease to spread her faith and give hope to others.

Trissie is survived by her husband, Dave Simmons; daughter, Angie (Nate) Rodvik of Mpls, MN; son, Micah (Vanessa) Simmons, Naples, FL; granddaughters, Ashley Rodvik, Elise Rodvik, Stella Simmons; sisters, Sharon Stene, Odessa Joenks; and many nieces & nephews.

Trissie is preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; brothers, Wally Joenks, Dennis Joenks; and brother in law, Allen Stene.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 18th from 5-7 PM at First Baptist Church in Baxter, MN. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 19th at 10:30 AM with visitation one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will follow at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, MN.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the family.

Halvorson-Taylor Funeral Home is serving the family.

Read Less

Service Details

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday December 19, 2019 |
    First Baptist Church
    7398 Fairview Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday December 19, 2019
    Visitation will be Wednesday, December 18th from 5-7 PM at First Baptist Church in Baxter, MN. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 19th at 10:30 AM with visitation one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will follow at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, MN.

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Subscribe to Updates

We encourage you to share any memorable photos or stories about Trissie. All tributes placed on and purchased through this memorial website will remain on in perpetuity for generations.

Tribute Wall

Private Condolence
Would you like to attach a photo to your condolence?

Janine Sandstedt

Our deepest condolences and prayers for the family. She is healed, Praise God.
Roger and Janine Sandstedt
Comment | Posted at 02:39pm via Condolence

Brian and Lisa Hopkins

Thoughts and prayers to family and friends of Trissie during this difficult time.
The Hopkins
Comment | Posted at 04:18pm via Condolence

Lola Lucas

Though we’ve lived in different states and even different countries for 45 years, I have always counted Trissie among my dearest friends. We met at Mildred Bible Chapel when we were children attending Released Time classes together, then became fast friends at church and school. We had so many fun outings together, going to summer camp, making the trip to shop in Brainerd, working overnight at the bakery. We even once as high schoolers hopped into an unlocked squad car at the Pine River Dairy Queen and locked out the hapless patrolman (an acquaintance of ours who shall remain nameless) ... much to his chagrin.

Trissie was always so much fun and never had an ounce of ill will toward anyone. She loved you and appreciated your steadiness so much, Dave, and loved you, Ang and Micah—and those granddaughters— with all her heart.

She was the dearest friend I’ve ever had.
Comment | Posted at 03:32pm via Condolence

Anita Nelson

I'm so sorry, David, for this great loss in your family's life. I pray, in the months to come you have sufficient love, care, and support of your friends and family.
Anita Nichols, Nelson
Comment | Posted at 12:34pm via Condolence

Benefits to Ordering Flowers Through Heartfelt Sympathies

Send Beautiful Flower Arrangements

Ordering through us helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship. Through this service, a card with a picture of your selection will be included so you are able to leave a longer message of support to the family with your thoughtful gesture. Also included is a photo of your arrangement and message which will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website.

The Heartfelt Sympathies Difference:
  • Your flower arrangement will be hand-delivered by a local florist.
  • Choose to send to the service, funeral home, or family's home.
  • Your selected arrangement will be archived in this memorial tribute website in perpetuity.

Why light a candle?

This is why you should light a candle..

Honoring A Life: A Thoughtful Gesture with Global Benefits

Memorial Trees by Honoring A Life

When you choose to have a memorial tree planted for your loved one, you are doing more than simply putting a plant in the ground. You are making a long-term commitment to the environment, and implanting the memories of your loved one in our planet for countless years to come. A memorial tree is a unique tribute that provides global benefits like no other gift could.

What You Receive:
  • A memorial tree planted in the area of greatest need, according to the planting schedule of the American Forests Organization and the Canadian Institute of Forestry.
  • A memorial card to be sent to your home or a person of your choosing which demonstrates the gift you have given.
  • Your name and message listed in this online memorial, and on the website. (See sample memorial)
Share by: