Kurt Simon left his village on the Mosel River in Germany when he was only sixteen years old. He came to South Bend, Indiana, where his cousins owned Simon Brothers, a wholesale grocery form.
Kurt worked his way up in the company to become its President in 1962. Under his leadership Simon Brothers flourished to become the area’s premier supplier of institutional foods and supplies.
Kurt was a major philanthropist and benefactor to his chosen community. However, he sees it as his greatest accomplishment to have rescued his family out of Hitler’s Germany in 1937.