Donald L. Simms, age 81, of St. Louis, passed away Friday, October 14, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Ruth A. Simms (nee Heislen); dear father of Allan (Cindy) Simms, Diane (Steve) Rohde, Gary Simms, Tami (Mark) Heidbrink and Craig (Tina) Simms; dear grandfather of 17, great-grandfather of one; brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle and friend. He was a member of the South County Republican Club and the Evangelization Committee. Memorial visitation will be held at Mary Mother of the Church, 5901 Kerth Rd., on Friday, October 21, at 9:30 a.m. until Memorial Mass at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in National Cemetery. Memorial contributions suggested to the American Heart Association. Funeral arrangements provided by Kutis South County, St. Louis.