Joan M. Wimmer


Joan M. Wimmer, 56, of Westgate, died Monday, July 22, 2013, at her home.

A celebration of life visitation will be held Friday, July 26, 2013, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner. Following the visitation friends and family are invited to Joan’s home for refreshments and fellowship. 

Joan Marie, daughter of Donald E. Ritter, II and Joan Marie Gnade, was born June 1, 1957, at Guthrie Center, Iowa.  She moved with her family to Arizona and later to Colorado. In 1990, she was united in marriage with Thomas A. Wimmer in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Among her pleasure were gardening, animals and all living things, unicorns, and the freedom experienced while riding motorcycles.

In addition to her husband, Tom of Westgate, she is survived by two sons, Tom (Christine) Billingsley of Janesville and Cory (Trisha) Billingsley of Oelwein; six grandchildren, Colton, Caden, and Ashton Billingsley, and Dylan, Peyton, and Kordell Lawless; one brother, Tim (Regina) Ritter of Arizona; and one sister, Sharmaine Redfield of Sumner.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Donald E. Ritter, III.


Jude Hansel on July 26, 2013 at 1:23 AM said:

Tom & Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. This world was a much better place with her in it and I am a much better person for having known her. We hadn't been friends all that long but it was as if I had known her all my life. Her smile her laugh I will carry with me always. Forever she will be my "Joanz" !!! I love her and you Tom! *jude*
Tracey (Lamb) Sisco on July 25, 2013 at 3:15 PM said:

Tom, so sorry to hear about Joan. My prayers are with you.
Bryan Dawn and Kelsey Cain on July 25, 2013 at 8:34 AM said:

Tom and Family sorry for your lost. Let us know if u need anything. We kept you in our thought and prayer
Monte, Robin, Colton, & Carlie Miller on July 25, 2013 at 6:56 AM said:

Tom & Christine and Family- Our thoughts and prayers are will all you during this time and in the days ahead.
Lori Ernst on July 24, 2013 at 8:59 PM said:

Cory, Trisha and family...
another former Datacom co-worker yes Joan was one heck of a great lady. Her laugh made you smile even if you wanted to scream. She leaves a big void.
Jeanne Roffman on July 24, 2013 at 6:10 PM said:

Joan was one of a kind and will missed by many. She was a great confidant and I could tell her anything without it being repeated. I just saw not to long ago and she looked great. I cannot express how sorry I am to the whole family. Love you Joan?
Anonymous on July 24, 2013 at 5:10 PM said:

My thoughts and prayers to the family. I was out at her place with my daughter JoAnn Huinker. What a beautiful person. She will be dearly missed.
Kim Sorge on July 24, 2013 at 3:23 PM said:

I worked with Joan at Advanced Data Com. I enjoyed her forever smile and a laugh you wouldn't forget. Wimmer: you will be truly missed by everyone .Prayers to her family Kim Sorge , but she always referred to me as Sorge!!!
Tom and family on July 24, 2013 at 1:27 PM said:

I also worked w/ Joan, or as I called her, Wimmer, at Advanced Data Comm. She was such a peach!! I remember her awesome smile, and her kindness to everyone. she will be dearly missed. Thoughts and prayers to the entire family!!!

JoAnn Huinker aka Huinker!!!!
Jeanne Wood on July 24, 2013 at 11:19 AM said:


I am so sorry for the loss ofyour mother. If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Trish Hampton on July 24, 2013 at 7:10 AM said:

I worked with Joan at Advanced Data Comm, and I will never forget her. She was an amazing woman, and will be dearly missed! You are all in my thoughts and prayers!!!
Darla (Pries) Gonnerman on July 23, 2013 at 1:34 PM said:

Tom B. I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She is now in heaven with God and has no more pain, tears, or worries. She is there smiling down and watching over you, Chris and the boys. I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time in your lives. My deepest sympathies to you all. May you feel God's divine support in the days come.

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