James “Jim” V. Wimmer, age 71, of Albany, MN passed away at home on August 21, 2015 surrounded by family. A public gathering in memory of Jim will be held from 4 PM to 8 PM Friday, August 28 at Seven Dolors Church in Albany, MN. Funeral service to be private.
Born in Melrose, MN to Joe and Eleanor Wimmer, Jim graduated from Albany High School in 1961. He served in the U. S. Army Reserve from 1962 to 1968. Jim successfully operated a second generation dairy farm outside of Albany. Once retired from farming, Jim enjoyed part-time employment with Kozy Kab where he made many friends while driving elderly and disabled clients to medical appointments. Jim was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Family was the focal point of his life. In his free time Jim was an avid fisherman who spent summers angling Lake Edward and winters spear fishing a secret hot spot. He was also a skilled card player and sportsman who never let facts get in the way of a good story.
He is survived by the love of his life, Joyce (Welle) Wimmer whom he married in 1964. Six children Juli Mader (Paul) of St. Cloud, MN, Amy Wimmer (Steve Kennedy) of Edina, MN, Peter Wimmer (Teresa) of Albany MN, Maria Wimmer of Carbondale CO, Sarah Koshiol (Chad) of Minneapolis MN, Susan Pauling (Billy) of Eden Prairie MN; along with twelve grandchildren, Josh, Ashley, and Nick Mader; Norah Kennedy; Nathan, Hailey, Henry, and Gretchen Wimmer, Presley, Pearse, and Parker Pauling; Harris Koshiol. He is also survived by his siblings Charles (Pat) Wimmer, Menomonee, WI; Barbara Hofmann, Laramie, WY; John (Joyce) Wimmer, Richmond; Mary Jo Downing, Hartland, WI; and his loyal Labrador retriever, Lady.
Jim is preceded in death by his daughter, Carla Wimmer and parents, Joe & Eleanor Wimmer and in-laws Adalbert and Appolonia Welle.
Donations preferred to CHI Home Health and Hospice – 131 8th Street, Suite 1, P.O. Box 776, Albany, MN 56307.
Schedule and Information
There will be a visitation for family and friends from 4:00-8:00 PM on Friday, August 28, 2015. Parish prayers will be at 4:30 that evening.
Gethering space of the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany
Donations preferred to CHI Home Health and Hospice 131 8th Street, Suite 1, Albany, MN 56307.