Farewell to our Founder
Wayne W. Wimmer ended his battle with cancer peacefully at his home in Logan, Utah, on April 25, 2015.
He was born to Acel F. Wimmer and Dora Little on Dec. 13, 1929, in Logan, Utah, where he lived his whole life.
Wayne met JoAnn Steers at the Persiana Dance Hall in Preston, Idaho. He always said she was the "prettiest girl at the dance." Two years later on Jan. 12, 1949, they were married in the Logan LDS Temple.
He attended Logan City Schools, graduating from Logan High School and Utah State University in civil engineering.
He loved his country, leaving JoAnn and a 10-month-old son to serve as an Army Master Sergeant in Korea. His final Army rank was Second Lieutenant.
Wayne was the owner/operator of Wimmer's Sewing Machine and Vacuum store until his retirement in 1993. He invested in real estate throughout his life and since retirement he had been an active stock trader.
Wayne and JoAnn travelled extensively throughout the years visiting China, Japan, Korea, Africa, South America, most of Western Europe and all 50 States.
He was a member of the American Legion and a charter member of the Sports Academy and Racquet Club, where he swam laps frequently. He felt it was important to exercise your body and mind every day.
He was a skilled carpenter and woodworker and could fix anything, and the homes of his family reflect those skills and his love for them. His hobbies were his work, his family and walking.
For the last 20 years Wayne & JoAnn spent the winters in their second home in Las Vegas. He was loved by many and will be missed dearly.
Wayne is survived by his wife of 66 years JoAnn, his six children: Richard "Dick" (Kathy) of Henderson, NV; Karen (Michael) Finn of Brownstone Township, MI; Steve (Debra) of Logan; Douglas (Tracy) of Albuquerque, NM; Alan (Heather) of Prairie Village, KS; and Angela (Keith) Larsen of Logan; 24 grandchildren & 15 great-grandchildren; a sister Doreen (Emery) Larson of Salt Lake City; and a brother-in-law Budd (Marilyn) Steers of Vacaville, CA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers: Rex, Paul, Don & Reed and three sisters: Alene (Jack) Davis, Emma (Lynn) Miller & Opal (Cal) Skotland.
The family would like to thank Intermountain Hospice (especially nurse Anna) for their diligence and kindness on helping all of us through this very difficult time.
Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, May 2, in the Logan 16th Ward Chapel, 600 N. 100 West. A viewing will be before the service from 10-11:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Logan City Cemetery.
Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family online by visiting www.allenmortuaries.net.
Published in Logan Herald Journal from Apr. 29 to May 1, 2015