January 13, 1923 - October 8, 2015


A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell for Lila M. Kimmes, age 92, of Sartell who passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the Country Manor in Sartell. Reverend Timothy Baltes will officiate. Burial of the urn will take place in the parish cemetery.
Family and friends may call one hour prior to services at the Gathering Space at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell. Arrangements are with the Daniel Funeral Home in Sartell.

Lila was born on January 13, 1923 in Ulen, Minnesota to Floyd and Myrtle (Reiter) McCulley. She married Arthur Kimmes on July 26, 1941 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Perham, Minnesota. Lila worked in foster care with Arthur for many years. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Lila enjoyed quilting, baking, and camping. She especially loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children, David (Eunice) of Sauk Rapids, Darrell (Janie) Colorado Springs, CO, Bev (Don) Wiehoff of Sartell, and Gary (Jean) of Alexandria; grandchildren, Paul (Cheryl), Doug (Tammy), Dean (Paula), Tina (Matt), Troy (Becky), Gerald, Julie, Jason, Derek (Krystyl), and Caleb (Janna); 16 great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren; sisters, and brother, Vera Fillinger, Betty (Walt) Schwab, Don (Jan) McCulley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 72 years in 2014; son, Duane; daughter in law Carole; grandson, Fred; granddaughter in law, Jessica; brothers and sisters, Melvin, Eldon, Harold, and Lois Dreitz.

A Special Thank You to the Staff at the Country Manor for all the care given to Lila during her stay there.