August Eugene Wimmer was born Aug. 16, 1920, on the family farm near Mapleton, the son of Eugene and Mary (Durgens) Wimmer. He grew up in Mapleton and graduated from Castana High School in 1938. Gus farmed near Mapleton and, on June 10, 1946, was united in marriage to Lioba (Obe) Erlemeier at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Danbury. The couple made their home north of Danbury, where they raised their family of eight children.
Gus was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and also was a 70-year member of the Knights of Columbus. He served on the board of directors for AMPI, country school, and for Farmers Co-op.
Gus was a talented woodworker, crafting many beautiful furniture pieces for his family to treasure.
Survivors include seven children, Shirley (Jim) Eisenbacher of Phoenix, Ariz., Rita (Dennis) Nepper of Sioux City, Alice Hare of Cherokee, Ray (Sherry) Wimmer of Herculaneum, Mo., Marian (Mel) Pitts of Sioux Rapids, Mike (Linda) Wimmer of BonneTerre, Mo., and Donna (Stu) Dickman of Le Mars; 24 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; a sister, Rose Cloud of Mapleton; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lioba in 1998; a daughter, Elizabeth Wimmer in 1970; a great-granddaughter, Angela Eisenbacher; a brother, Joe Wimmer; and three sisters, Catherine Rosch, Margie Good, and Nora Reimer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Danbury. The Rev. Brian Danner will officiate, with burial to follow in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Danbury. Visitation with the family present will be held at the church on Friday from 4-8 p.m., with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m. followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary. Arrangements are under the direction of Christensen-Huffman Funeral Homes in Ida Grove.
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