As some you may have heard, Red Wagon lost a very special person that touched so many children’s lives. 

Wendy Larson Simmon passed away on August 21, 2020.  From January 26, 1981 until her retirement in 2017 Wendy was Director of Red Wagon Preschool, a ministry of First Congregational Church in Moline, IL.  She welcomed everyone to Red Wagon by saying “We just want to be part of Your family!”  She touched the lives of countless children and their families. Wendy had an infectious personality and a selfless work ethic.  She created an environment that encouraged children’s learning, but also took time to make her staff feel like family.  She had an amazing impact on everyone she met and will remain in the hearts of all fortunate enough to call her “teacher” or “friend.

The safety of the children at Red Wagon was always the top-most concern for Wendy.  With the family’s blessing, a memorial has been established for Wendy here at Red Wagon.  Memorials may be made to Red Wagon, 2201 7th Avenue Moline, IL 61265.  Any memorials received will fund the Playground Resurfacing Project.  This project will replace the currently used wood mulch with rubberized mats to keep the children safe while being active during outside playtime.

Thank you in advance for considering making a memorial in remembrance of Wendy.

Blessings to All,
Red Wagon Staff

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