Gloriette (Rosenow) Wimmer, age 84, passed away at Meeker Memorial Hospital on April 12, 2020. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on August 19, 2020 at the Church of St. Philip in Litchfield, MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment was held at St. Gertrude’s Cemetery in Forest City, MN.
Gloriette Ida Hulda (Rosenow) Wimmer was bom to Otto and Rose (Schultz) Rosenow on September 4, 1935, in Forest City Township. She was baptized on September 29, 1935, at St. Matthew's Evangelical Church in Harvey Township. She was confirmed at that same church on July 24, 1949. On July 12, 1952, she was united in marriage to Clem Wimmer at the Church of St. Gertrude in Forest City MN. They shared 61 years of marriage. Clem passed away November 3, 2013. Gloriette was an active member of St. Gertrude's Catholic Church following her marriage. She served as secretary of the Parish Pastoral Council for 3 1/2 years and was an officer in the Altar and Rosary Society. Gloriette was a charter member of the Forest City Threshers, and member of the Polka Lovers Club, Meeker County ARC and Meeker County Historical Society. She was very interested in Genealogy. She researched and hand typed several family history books that were enjoyed by many relatives. She also enjoyed playing cards, camping, dancing, snowmobiling and spending time with family and friends.
Gloriette is survived by her children Thomas Wimmer and significant other June Kaderabek of Litchfield, Ralph (Sherrie) Wimmer of Eden Valley, Suzanne (Adrian) Meyer of Watkins, Lynn (Mike) Anderson of Litchfield and Karen Wimmer of Willmar. 12 grandchildren, 1 step-granddaughter, 16 great grandchildren, 2 step-great granddaughters. Brothers: Henry (Doris) Rosenow of Cold Spring and Richard (Gina) Rosenow of Tracy CA. Sisters: Elda (Merlin) Krupke of Paynesville, Rosetta Strohm of Bermuda Dunes CA, Ardis Rogers of Henderson NV. Gloriette was preceded In death by husband Clem, parents Otto and Rose Rosenow, Step-father E.B. Curtiss, brother Harold Rosenow, sisters Leona Mackedanz, Pearl Trick and great-grandson Kurdt Anderson.