Berenice Marie Simich

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Born 1-9-1923 -- Died 12-22-2004

Berenice Marie Simich, 81, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 22, 2004, at her home.

Born Jan. 9, 1923, in St. Paul, Minn., she was the daughter of Leo and Lydia Eng Thiry. She worked many years before retiring as an executive secretary for 3M Company in St. Paul. She moved with her husband, Zika, to Cherokee Village, 17 years ago from. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cherokee Village and loved square dancing and bowling.

Survivors include her husband, Zika Simich of the home; four sons -- and their wives -- William and Juanita Hoffman of Cloquet, Minn., Robert and Kara Hofman of Park Rapids, Minn., Jeffrey ad Gloria Hoffman of Pine City, Minn., and Stephen and Serena Hoffman of Angola, Ind.; a step-son, Alexander Simich of Escondido, Calif.; five brothers -- Robert Thiry and Harold Thiry, both of Pine City, Richard Thiry of Cambridge, Minn., Jerry Thiry of Hayward, Wis., and Allen Thiry of Forest Lake, Minn.; two sisters -- Eleanor Summers of Atlanta, Ga., and Alice Jean Huber of Minneapolis, Minn.; and nine grandchildren. A memorial mass will be held at a later date. Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland, Ark.

The family requests that amy memorials be made to the charity of one's choice.