John M. Wimmer
Died: Sep 26th, 2018
John M. Wimmer
ONEIDA- John M. Wimmer, 90, Main Street, died Wednesday evening, September 26, 2018, in the Extended Care Facility of the Oneida Healthcare Center, where he had been a patient for the past five days.
Born in Canastota, on March 18, 1928, he was the son of Francis and Florence Cary Wimmer. A lifelong resident of this area, John was educated in Oneida schools and served during World War II, with the United States Navy in the Pacific Theatre. He married Betty Gean Zabele in Montrose, Pennsylvania on December 8, 1962. Mrs. Wimmer died on July 17, 2016.
John owned and operated with his late wife, Betty, the Wimmer Farm and Wimmer’s Nursery. For many years, he was an over the road tractor-trailer driver and was a member of the Harness Horsemen’s Association.
Surviving are two daughters, Lynn Wimmer of Oneida and Johene Dwyer and her companion, Jeff Congden of Camden; two sons, Dennis M. and his wife, Wendy Wimmer of the Villages, Florida and Kevin J. Wimmer and his companion, Debbie O’Connor of Cicero; two step-daughters, Brenda and her husband, Terry Bennett of Oneida and Judy Lee Snyder of Nedrow;one stepson and his wife, Albert "Lenny" and Lynn Snyder of Redding, California; twelve grandchildren, seventeen grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by two sisters, Marie Roney and Rita Raymond and one brother, Donald Wimmer.
Funeral services will be 11:30 AM, Wednesday at the family plot in West Verona Cemetery with the Reverend Kevin Bailey, officiating. There are no hours of visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc, 260 Main Street, Oneida.
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Scott and Sheila Hoffmeister
Sep 30th, 2018 5:15 pm
My husband and I have only known John for past few years. He lived across the street from our son Matthew and his family. He seriously became part of our family and was such a great friend. He was a pleasure to visit and spend time with. Our grandchildren adored him, especially Brody! He will be greatly missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!!!
Wanda Stevens
Oct 3rd, 2018 12:57 pm
Brenda, Judy and Lennie and families, So sorry to hear of John's passing. I am glad I got to see him this summer while I was in NY. We had a good visit. I always made it a point to visit John while in NY so will miss him the next time I visit. He was so much fun to visit with. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal Love and prayers to you all Wanda Stevens
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