of Mountain Home, AR
February 19, 1939 - May 19, 2023
Albert L. Simmert, 84, of Mountain Home, AR passed away May 19, 2023 in Mountain Home. He was born February 19, 1939 in Missoula, Montana to Albert Simmert and Emily Churchill Marks. Al graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelors Degree in Education. He work for the railroad for 38 years, for Northern Pacific that later turned into Burlington Northern. Al married Darlene Simmert on March 5, 1964. In 1994, Al and Darlene both left their jobs to become ministers at the Salvation Army in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Al accomplished great mission work and was a dedicated follower of Christ. They traveled to Kingston, Jamaica in 1997 to work at a school for the blind. They traveled all over the world for their missionary work including Pakistan, Nebraska, Jamaica, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iraq and many more. They went to India after the tsunami damage in 2004 and helped at Ground Zero in 2001. He also loved to attend troubled churches throughout the country and stay to help them get turned around. Al truly loved to help anyone he could and he always made an impression on the friends he made. He never met a stranger and people all over the world would remember him after returning from his long travels. When they weren't traveling for their mission work, Al enjoyed spending time in his garden planting flowers and helping his children. Albert is survived by his wife, Darlene Simmert; nine children, Larry (Sue) Simmert of Rockford, IL, Kelly (Bill) Holt of Jacksonville, NC, Richard (Carla) Simmert of Chandlerville, IL, David Simmert of Phillipsburg, MT, Albert Simmert of French Town, MT, Michael Simmert of Channahon, IL, Joseph (Margie) Simmert of Grand Blanc, MI, Mary (Mark) Eschel of Hoffman Estates, IL and Angela (Tim) Evenson of Minneapolis, MN; 39 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and siblings, Wallace Simmert, Olive "Dolly" Fifield, Tina Rickett, Thomas Simmert and Martha Phillips. He is preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Eric Holt. A visitation will be held at 10:00am Saturday, May 27, 2023 at Roller Funeral Home with a funeral service to follow. Interment will occur at Baxter Memorial Gardens.In lieu of cut flowers, the family requests roses that can be planted. Monetary donations may be made to the Salvation Army Children's Ministry in Mountain Home.
He was a wonderful man and husband , father and grandfather. My condolences to Darlene, Joe, Larry, Mike, Kelly, Mary and Angie and the others in the family. Hang on to all the wonderful memories that you made with him. He will be greatly missed.
Good bye Uncle Buddy. Always remember the time we shared at Grandma Marks house. Meeting some of the family. And uncle Tom and aunt Sue who lived across the street. Didn't get to see you much. But was happy to read about what you and aunt Darlene were missionarys and how you helped people. I myself try to help all that I can.
I love you Uncle Bud.
I love you I will miss you. I will see you in heaven â¤ï¸
Love you dad
When Al and Darlene arrived in Fergus Falls little did I know our relationship with this couple would be a turning point in my life. A few years before their arrival my wife and I had married in the Fergus Falls Salvation Army, but for some reasons we starting to go to another church in town. We met these new Salvation Army officers at a volunteer banquet and they are the reasons I became a senior soldier in the local corps. Al and I became very good friends as my love for the Salvation Army grew. Al and I did so many things together as they are too many to mention here. Al is and has been a man of God who loved people and did so much in and for the Salvation Army. Al you are home now, and well deserving.
On behalf of the Salvation Army School for the blind and Visually Impaired Children, Kingston Jamaica, I express our condolences to the family.Capt. Albert Simmert served our school as the Administrator. He transcended cultures and nationalities in serving God. He had a heart for God in his service to our school. We will always remember him for his love, kindness, empathy and humility. Thank you for your selfless service to our school. We are grateful to you and your wife. Rest in peace!!!
I will always remember the smiling face when ever captain would take his hourly walk on the school ground, the love he showed us. He was a father, friend and our councilor. Thank you captain Simmert, we'll never forget you and we love you always!
He was a tremendous spirit who guided and loved us completely you will be forever missed daddy.
Love and condolences
He was such a great and humble man that greeted you with a kind spirit and Godly heart! He will be forever missed. We love you Al!
What a wonderful journey in life. We love you Uncle Bud! We will see you when we all get to heaven.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as they deal with the loss of their husband, father and grandfather and friend. May you spend time with the memories of this great man that spent his life helping people and answering the call for he and his family to be "missionaries". He will be missed!Love-the Fullers
A loving and humble being, a councilor a motivator and a father love by many and appreciated by by all rest well Dad love always