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Jane Martha Simon

August 9, 1945 — September 6, 2018

Jane Martha Simon 73 of Blue Earth passed away Thursday September 6, 2018 at St. Luke’s Care Center in Blue Earth. A visitation will be held Monday September 10, 5-7pm at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth and one hour prior to the service Tuesday September 11, 2018 at 2pm at First United Methodist Church in Winnebago. Online condolences may be left at

Born August 9, 1945 in Albert Lea, MN. Daughter of Fred and Mildred (Noble) Werner. She graduated from Wells High School in 1963 and Hamline University in 1967.

Jane married Dennis Simon on July 22, 1967. They made their home on an acreage near Winnebago, MN where they were in the horse business. They had 2 children; Jody and Jay who became the center of their world.

She was a medical technologist and worked at the Fairmont Community Hospital from 1967 – 1971. She worked at United Health District Hospital from 1971 – 1975 where she then became the lab supervisor at Fairmont Medical Clinic until the merger with the Mayo Clinic Health System. She retired in 2009. She was a lifelong member of the Winnebago United Methodist Church where she served various offices within the church and UMW as well as singing with the choir.

Jane was always involved in the quarter horse industry and was president of the Minnesota Amateur Quarter Horse Association and served on the Board of Directors. She was Chair of the Show and Contest Committee for the International Buckskin Horse Association. She was a member of the Gopher Saddle Club, Iowa Ranch Horse Association, and the Wisconsin Foundation Quarter Horse Association. Her greatest joy was teaching 4-H riding lessons and watching her students progress. Her passion was showing her horses and helping children grow in horse related activities. She retired from showing in 2016.

Dennis died in 2008 and Jane married David Nagel in 2014 and moved to Blue Earth. In retirement, she was an avid reader, bridge player, and world traveler.

Jane is survived by her husband; David Nagel, daughter; Jody Blackburn of Winnebago, son; Jay (Amy) Simon of Valentine, NE, grandchildren; Kylee and Cole Simon of Valentine, NE, niece; Mary Tiegen of Plymouth, MN, and her beloved mare Gypsy.

Jane was preceded in death by her husband Dennis, parents, sister and brother-in-law Joyce and Irwin Tiegen Jr., and nephew Eric Tiegen.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, September 10, 2018

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service

400 E 14th St, Blue Earth, MN 56013

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

First United Methodist Church

109 Cleveland Ave W, Winnebago, MN 56098

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