Donald K. Wimer
Danville, PA- Donald Keith Wimer, 65, of Renovo, died on Monday, April 2, after his admission to the Geisinger Medical Center. He had been terminally ill with COPD and diabetes complications.
Mr. Wimer was born in Frankfurt, Germany, to an American military family. He was preceded in death by his father, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Arthur K. Wimer and a month after his death, his mother Rhoda Jane Wimer, of Carlisle, died. Also preceding him in death was his brother, Ronald K. Wimer, his grandparents, and numerous aunts and uncles.
Mr. Wimer was a retired policeman who joined the Buffalo Grove Police Department in Illinois at the age of 20. He later transferred to Vermont, where he served on the Wilmington and Brattleboro police departments, as well as the Windham County Sheriff’s Department for a number of years. Later he was a joint owner of a successful auto body shop, which he sold before relocating to Boiling Springs, to be near his family and raise his children from his second marriage.
His greatest gift was his deep abiding love and loyalty for his children, his family and his friends with whom he remained close for many years through frequent telephone calls, visits, and hunting and fishing trips. Mr. Wimer often said his friends were like brothers to him and they also count as family: Bob Schmidt (Madelyn), of Johnsonburg, IL, from high school and work; Sheriff Floyd Marenkov (Sherry), of Castle Rock, CO, as police officers on the Castle Rock Police Department; Butch Corie (Barbara), of Brattleboro, VT, partner in the auto body business; and lifelong friend, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Frederick Lovelace, of Mechanicsburg. Mr. Wimer also retained close friendships with his former wives, Wendy James (VT) and Cathy Dyslin (CA). Surviving are his sister Cheryl-Ann Beetem (Samuel), of Carlisle; sons, Greg Wimer (Kari), of Burlington, VT, Justin Wimer, of West Dover, VT and Christopher Wimer, of Pennsylvania; twin daughters Rebecca Goodwin (Christopher), and Jessica Follett (Sam), both of California; and grandchildren Abigail, Carter, Greta, Haley, and Cora.
Mr. Wimer has been greatly missed by all and surely there was a warm, loving gathering of family and friends to greet and welcome him as he crossed over. Auf wiedersehn.
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