Martha K. Reimer
Funeral services for Martha K. Reimer, 91, of Corn, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Corn Mennonite Brethren Church, officiated by Rev. Tim Sandy.
Mrs. Reimer died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the Corn Heritage Village in Corn. She was born June 16, 1922 southwest of Corn, the daughter of Edward and Augusta (Wedel) Krewall. She was the 13th child in a family of 14.
She attended school all 12 years in Corn and was the only child in the family to graduate from high school. She married John A. Reimer on Jan. 11, 1942 in Hobart.
Following their marriage, they had to stay with John’s parents, Abe and Lizzie (Lepp-ke) Reimer, for two weeks while he completed their new house on their farm southeast of Corn. She lived with John on that farm for more than 60 years.
Shortly after her husband died, she went to live in the Corn Heritage Village at Corn.
She worked as a farmwife and also worked at a variety of jobs around town. One year she helped make boomerangs. Another year she worked for Paul and Melba Friesen in the hardware store and also helped out in Tina’s Café.
Survivors include her youngest sister, Elsie Penner, of Oklahoma City; a son, Gary Reimer and his wife, Judy, of Corn; a daughter, Sherry Bostian and her husband, Ron, of Perkins; four grandchildren, Marni Reimer of Oklahoma City, Nichole Trantham and her husband, Kevin, of Tulsa, Lance Reimer of Corn, Traci Rowland and her husband, Matt, of O’Fallon, Mo.; six great-grandchildren, Chase DallaRosa, Savanna Reimer, Olivia and Tristen Reimer, Lauren and Devlin Rowland; one sister-in-law, Lucille (Reimer) Richert of Exeter, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her husband of 61 years, John; three brothers, Walter, Edward and Harry Krewall and their wives; nine sisters Olga Schmidt, Augusta Klaassen, Lydia Krewall, Frieda Schmidt, Gertrude Penner, Pauline Krewall, Della Ratzlaff, Minnie Flaming, Tillie Unger and their husbands; a sister-in-law Velina Engel and her husband, E.L. “Penny”; and a brother-in-law, Abe Richert.
Burial will conclude in the Corn Mennonite Cemetery, under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
The family has suggested those wanting to give a memorial contribution in her honor may do so to the Corn Heritage Village in Corn.