In Memorial

Drew Martin Simmons

Date of Death: May 10th, 2020
16 Iyar 5780


Drew Martin Simmons, 31, Witty, gentle natured, incredibly loved son of Debbie Simmons (Larry Stern) and Joel Simmons (Sonya Gauthier); Devoted brother to Olivia Simmons and Cody (Stephanie) Simmons; Adored grandson of Jacquelyn Simmons Scheer (Ross Scheer) and Linda Andrews; treasured nephew, cousin and friend of many. In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, a celebration of Drew's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made via check to: 1.) Northwestern University, c/o Maciej Lesniak, MD, Neurosurgery Research, 676 N. St Clair, Suite 2210, Chicago IL 60611 AND/OR 2.) Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue and Protection, 24130 Shooting Star Drive, Golden, CO 80401. For information and to leave condolences, Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Private Service


Shiva Information

In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, a celebration of Drew’s life will be held at a later date.

Northwestern University
c/o Maciej Lesniak, MD
Neurosurgery Research
676 N. St Clair, Suite 2210
Chicago Illinois 60611


Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection
24130 Shooting Star Drive
Golden, Colorado 80401

Guest Book & Memories

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May 18th, 2020

To The Simmons Family-
We are so very sorry for your loss.
May Drew's spirit live on through all of you!
Shannon & Tom Schweiger

~The Schweiger Family
~, Libertyville, IL

May 15th, 2020

Joel, Debbie, Cody and Olivia,

Ashley and I are heartbroken to hear of Drew’s passing. You’re all in our every thought right now, and we pray that God gives you the strength to face the days ahead and the comfort of knowing that Drew is at peace. We will forever cherish the years that we called Drew our step-son and big brother. Love to you all. -Jamie and Ashley

~Jamie and Ashley O'Shea
~, Libertyville, IL.

May 13th, 2020

Dear Simmons family,
Please accept our deepest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of Drew. Our wonderful and cherished memories of Drew will help to sustain us during this very difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers today and always...
Love from the Wilder family.

~Tracy Wilder
~Friend, IL

May 13th, 2020

My sweet Debbie and your beautiful family, I am sending my love and condolences for the passing of your beautiful Drew. My heart is broken for the pain that you are feeling. Hug’s to everyone.

Love ~ Janet

~Janet Cohen
~Friend, Miami FL

May 12th, 2020

Drew, I am very privileged to have known you these past few years. Your kind hearted spirit will be missed, my friend. 🙏

Drew Kriston

~Drew Kriston
~Friend, Libertyville, Illinois

May 12th, 2020

Drew’s big heart and kind soul will be missed here on earth. I’m sure he is now in the loving arms of his grandmother and all his loved ones who departed before him. Our hearts go out to Debbie and family at this time of loss and grief. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. With sincere condolences and much love, The Blaha Family

~Kathy Blaha
~Friend, Libertyville, IL


Yahrzeit Dates For Drew Martin Simmons

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
16th of Iyyar 57814/28/2021
16th of Iyyar 57825/17/2022
16th of Iyyar 57835/7/2023
16th of Iyyar 57845/24/2024
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