Wimmer, Richard John
Richard John Wimmer, 94, of Charlevoix, died Dec. 31, 2013. He was born on June 23, 1919, in Manitowoc, Wis. where he lived until 1967. He moved to Charlevoix, Mich. at that time and resided there until his retirement in 1984, from Medusa Portland Cement Company after 47 years of employment. He and his wife of 65 years, Anita (Westphal) Wimmer enjoyed their retirement years in the Upper Peninsula and Arizona until moving back to Charlevoix in 2009, to be closer to family. Anita preceded him in death in August of 2013. Richard is a veteran of World War II
, where he proudly served our country as an aircraft mechanic in the U.S. Army
Air Corps. He enjoyed the outdoors, working on household projects and watching Green Bay Packer football.
He is survived by his children, Greg, Brian, Gerard (Virginia) and Neil (Gina), Rochester, Minn; Jane, Portland, Ore.; Ellen, East Jordan, Mich; Christopher (Beckie), Charlevoix, Mich; Barry (Ylandra), Tuba City, Ariz; Carl, San Franciso, Calif.; Julie Scheier (Paul), East Jordan, Mich; Elizabeth Lundeen (Ken), Columbia, Md., and Mary Souder (Scott), Monument, Colo.
Funeral Mass was Saturday, Jan. 4th at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Charlevoix.
Donations in memory of Richard can be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Please sign Richard's guestbook at www.winchesterfuneralhome.com