Marie Josephine Raimer

PORTAGE  --  Marie Josephine Raimer, age 87, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, at Divine Savior Healthcare Hospital, in Portage.

 Marie was born Marie Josephine Wimann on July 16, 1923, in Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois to Carl and Anna Wimann.  She was raised in Wisconsin Dells and later moved to Portage.  She married Hilmer Raimer in 1941 in Portage; they went on to have 12 children.  Marie was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother.  Marie was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Portage for many years, where she was involved in her Church Guild and Bible Study.  She enjoyed many accomplishments, doing wedding cakes, ceramics, and making porcelain dolls.  Marie was very proud of her Norwegian heritage, as her father immigrated from Norway.       

Marie is survived by her children, Dennis (Judy) Raimer, Roni Mann, Diane Manthey, Richard (Penny) Raimer, David (Sue) Raimer, Jim Raimer, Julie (Jeff) Wolfer, Rosanne (Mark Severson) Hoel, John (Cathy) Raimer, Jeanne (Stewart) Burns, and Randy (Judy Macthel) Raimer; 28 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; a brother, Walter Wimann, a sister-in-law, Stella Carney, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Marie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Hilmer Raimer, her son, Daniel Raimer, a brother, Fred Wimann, and his wife, Esther, a sister-in-law, Geraldine Wimann, a daughter-in-law, Carol Raimer, and sisters-in-law, Bea Portzen, Rocile Praml, Thelma Lang, and Evelyn Praml.  

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Portage, with Rev. Alan Boeck officiating.  Burial will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday in Newport Cemetery in the Township of Newport.  Visitation will be held on Friday, October 29, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage, and on Saturday from 12:00 noon until the time of the service, at the church.

It was important for Marie and her family to mention how very grateful they are to all the pastors at St. John’s Lutheran Church, especially Pastor Boeck.  Also, a thank you to all the doctors,  nurses, and technicians at Divine Savior Healthcare Hospital, and all the loving care by Dr. Pineda, the staff from the Nursing Home, Recovery Health, Care Wisconsin, Northwoods, and Marie’s special friend, Donna Stewart.  A special thank you to Marie’s son Jim Raimer for the years of loving care and support in Marie’s home.  God bless you!

It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone, a part of us went with you the day God called you home.




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