MARJORIE R. “MARGE” WIMMLER
Marjorie R. “Marge” Wimmler, age 77, of 220 Plaza Lane, Plymouth, Wis., passed away early Monday evening, March 28, 2011, at the Sharon S. Richardson Hospice in Sheboygan Falls following a five-month battle with cancer.
She was born July 1, 1933 in Waldo, Wis., the daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy (Stokdyk) Wierman.
She attended Waldo Grade School and in 1951 graduated from Waldo High School. Immediately after graduation, she was employed with Security Travel Bureau while attending Sheboygan Business College on a part-time basis.
On Nov. 15, 1952, Marjorie married Richard W. Wimmler at Waldo Methodist Church, Waldo. The couple resided and operated the family farm on Sumac Road for 37 years, moving to Plymouth in 1989. They continued to help out on the farm, when needed.
She worked as a merchandiser in the Plymouth area with Gibson Greetings for eight years and enjoyed the many friends she met along the way.
As a young girl, Marge was active in music and 4-H; and later was a 4-H clothing leader for Merry Belles 4-H Club. She was a 25-year member of “Love Thy Neighbor” Kings Daughters in which she held circle and state offices. She helped organize Mullet Maidens Homemaker Club where she was club and county president.
Marge was co-chairman of the Women’s Program when Farm Progress Days were held in Sheboygan County in 1974. Marge was a former member of Plymouth Snow Rangers and Paul Bunyan Trail Riders. She was a member of the Wednesday Morning Breakfast Club with best friends, and Monday Nite Fireflies Golf League.
She was an active member of Salem United Church of Christ, Plymouth; serving on the consistory and as church treasurer. Marge also served on the Salem Green Board during planning/construction and one year as their treasurer.
Look magazine did a story on the Wimmler Farm in 1963. Then in 1966 Farm Journal featured her family in the Christmas edition. Everyone enjoyed the annual Thanksgiving Celebration with a huge dinner, all the Wierman family, at the Wimmler home for over 40 years.
Marge enjoyed reading, working in her yard and garden, stamping and making greeting cards, playing sheepshead, golfing, and watching the Packer games. She truly treasured 52 years at the “Up North” Paya Lake cottage with family and friends. The family worked hard to build the cottage, but enjoyed spending time together swimming, skiing, boating, and in the winters putting many miles on the snowmobile.
Richard and Marge were able to travel nearly all the U.S. states in their motor home before settling down in Casa Grande, Ariz., for the last 15 winters making wonderful friends. One of their favorite activities in Arizona is “jeeping” on the mountain trails with the “Jeeping Buddies” club.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Wimmler of Plymouth; two sons, Brian G. (Diane) Wimmler of Waldo and Jay R. (Kris) Wimmler of Plymouth; and 15 grandchildren: Melissa Wimmler of Middleton; Jeremy, Aaron Wimmler of Waldo; Jonathan Wimmler of Kiel; Phillip Wimmler of Waldo; Angela Wimmler of Plymouth; Collin, Jordan, Preston, Elizabeth, Felicity Wimmler of Waldo; Breanna, Jackson, Joseph and Payten Wimmler of Plymouth; one sister, Jeanne (Robert) Gartzke of Beaver Dam, Wis.; two brothers, Frank (Ginny) Wierman of Hartford, Wis. and Robert (Ginger) Wierman of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; and is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Dorothy Wierman.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at Salem United Church of Christ, 217 Salem Drive, Plymouth.
Family and friends may call at the Suchon Funeral Home, 1317 State 67, Plymouth, on Friday, April 1, from 4-7 p.m. and at the church Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.
The Rev. James Hoppert, pastor of the church, and Dale Miller, licensed lay minister, will co-officiate and a burial will be at the Waldo Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is established in Marjorie’s name.
The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving her family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.