Went to be with his lord Jesus on December 7, 2015. Elmer was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland. Elmer served in the Army during World War II and after the war, Elmer worked for the U.S. Naval Academy as a Sheet Metal Worker. He married the love of his life, Ruby, and they had four children together. In 1978 he relocated to Bradenton, FL where he became active in church, more recently at Samoset First Baptist Church. Being an avid fisherman, he made his own fishing lures, and he and his brother-in-law built their own 29-foot Cabin Cruiser, the DarLou, which was featured on the front cover of the Chesapeake Bay magazine in April 1981. Elmer is survived by his lovely wife, Ruby; two sons, Lester (Puring) Neimiller and Edward (Joan) Neimiller of Bradenton, FL, a daughter Darlene (Lew) DeWitt of Villa Rica, GA; three grandchildren, Fay (Graham) Romett, Ashley Neimiller, Gordon C. Gautreaux, Jr., & 2 great-grandchildren, Faith and Ava Romett. Elmer is preceded in death by a son, Carl Neimiller; his parents, Peter Jacob Neimiller and Lina (Hallock) Neimiller; two brothers, John Wil-liam Neimiller, Charles Roy Neimiller; and a sister, Ann Lavine (Neimiller) Purdy. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Samoset First Baptist Church, 3200 15th Street, East, Bradenton, FL 34208. Pastor Roland Davis will be officiating. Toale Brothers Funeral Home handled arrangements (941-746-6191). In lieu of flowers, Elmer requested donations be made to Tidewell Hospice or the Missions Pro-gram of Samoset First Baptist Church.
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Published in The Bradenton Herald on Dec. 27, 2015