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The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Volume 13, Issue 04
Paul E. Bombardier, Editor
Muriel G. Simanek Condolences
Muriel Grace Behringer Simanek, 93, of Winchester, Virginia, formerly of Denver, Colorado and Grand Island, Nebraska, passed away March 23, 2020, on what would have been her 68th wedding anniversary.
Muriel was born to Edward Herbert and Grace Peck Behringer in Brooklyn, New York, May 1926. She was the only daughter but twin sister to brother Walter Behringer. She graduated from Bayside High School on Long Island, NY, and completed training as a lab technician after high school working at Rose 5th Avenue Hospital in New York City. Muriel enlisted in the US Army in 1951 during the Korean Conflict. During her enlistment, she was stationed stateside at Murphy Army Hospital in Waltham, Massachusetts. She advanced her training of lab/med tech during her service. She met her future husband, Eugene Stanley Simanek, of Columbus, Nebraska, there as he was also a lab/med tech. They were married March 23, 1952, at Marble Collegiate
Church in New York City. Upon finishing her enlistment, in 1953, Muriel moved to Eugene’s home state of Nebraska.
Muriel is a charter member of the Women in the Military Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, an active member of the American Legion, and the local Korean War Veterans Association in Winchester, Virginia. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Grand Island and currently a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Winchester, Virginia.
Muriel was proceeded in death by her parents, her twin sons, her husband Eugene (1984), her twin brother Walter (2013), and sister in law Gwen Osborn of Red Oak, Iowa (2019). Muriel will be missed by her daughter and son in law , John and Julie Aemmer of Winchester, Virginia; her son, Steven Slade Simanek of Arvada, Colorado; granddaughter Rachael and two great-granddaughters all of Lincoln, Nebraska; sister in law Carol (Walter) Behringer of Pittsboro, North Carolina; brother-in-law Robert Simanek and his wife, Muriel, of Omaha, Nebraska; sister-in-law Judy Mascarello and her husband, Frank, of Omaha, Nebraska; sister in law Penny Schaffer of San Dimas, California; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside inurnment, joining her husband, will be at a later date at Ft McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Nebraska.