Friday, June 25, 2010

Wilma Zeimmer, RIP

My grandfather's sister, Wilma Zeimmer, recently died back in Indiana. Requiescat in pace.

Here is the funeral home's obituary:

Born: January 14, 1912
Died: May 23, 2010

J. WILMA ZEIMMER, 98, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2010, at Coventry Meadow Nursing Home. Born Jan. 14, 1912, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Henry W. McMaken and Jessie (Freck). She was a homemaker and member of Arcola United Methodist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mary Grepke and Norma (Terry) Closson, both of Fort Wayne, and Janice (Bob) Bell of Geneva; stepdaughter, Roxanna Baker of Tucson, Ariz.; stepson, Ronald Zeimmer of Ashville, N.C.; brother-in-law, Kenneth Becktol of Roanoke; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Carroll; second husband, George H. Zeimmer; daughter Lorraine Schorey; sons-in-law, Stan Fink, Harry Beatty and Tom Grepke; brother, Herbert McMaken; sister, Margaret Van Hoozen; and grandchildren, Joey Grepke, David Fink and Mick Blockson.

Wilma was actually the last of 6 brothers and sisters to die. Not mentioned here are her other siblings: Ruth, Henry and Edith. The siblings were all born between 1902 and 1914 and they grew up on a prosperous farm in Aboite Township, Indiana.