Jeffrey D. Wimmer, 68, Sauk Rapids
May 5, 1948 - December 10, 2016
Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:00 p.m. Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Jeff Wimmer who died Saturday at his home in Sauk Rapids. The Rev. Ralph Zimmerman will officiate. Burial will be on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church in Sauk Rapids.
Jeff was born May 5, 1948 in St. Cloud to Richard “Dick” B. & Loretta I. (Zupan) Wimmer. He graduated from the St. Cloud School of Nursing and met the love of his life on graduation day. He married Deb Leyk on Sept. 17, 1976 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Jeff served as a corpsman in the U.S. Navy for four years, serving in the Vietnam War and at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He worked as a Registered Nurse at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center for 39 years. Jeff was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Sartell American Legion Post #277. He had a green thumb, enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and taking care of his yard. Jeff also enjoyed crafts and volunteering at Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School. He was known as the neighborhood watchman and the family historian. Jeff was a cheerleader for the Wimmer Opticians Softball Team on Thursday nights. His grandson Dane was his “little buddy”. Jeff was a tender, loving, caring family man.
Survivors include his wife, Deb of Sauk Rapids; children, LeAnn Wimmer (Ben Drilling) of St. Cloud and Shaun of New York City; siblings, Jennifer (Steve) Baker of St. Cloud, Jon (Jane) of Sauk Rapids, Joel (Annette) of St. Cloud, Jay of Minneapolis; grandson, Dane and one new baby coming in March. He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Poor Clare’s Monastery or Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School.