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May 18, 1926 ~ June 30, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Valeria Marie Wimmer, 97, of Slaton, passed away Friday, June 30, 2023.
Viewing will be 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at Englunds, followed by a 6:00 pm Rosary Service. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am Thursday, July 6, 2023 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Slaton. Interment will follow at Englewood Cemetery in Slaton. Arrangements are by Englunds Funeral Service of Slaton.
Valeria was born on May 18, 1926 in Slaton to Otto and Ottilia Heinrich. She married Anton Wimmer on November 19, 1946 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Slaton. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Valeria had a passion for quilting and sewing. Alongside her sister, Sister Cleo Heinrich, she started volunteering with Catholic Charities in 1991, teaching sewing to 5-6 women, two times a week. She continued for several years, even after her sister stepped away from the program. She participated in the Jolly Quilters and St. Joseph Quilting Ladies groups. She was also part of the Catholic Daughters of America for 75 years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren and was the queen of Skip-Bo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter, Corlis Pate; her sisters, Lydia Buxkemper and Sister Angelita Heinrich; her brothers, Walter and Franklin Heinrich; and her grandson, Russell Lee Oliver.
Valeria is survived by her daughter, Sharon Oliver and her husband, Russell of Austin; her sons, Gary Wimmer and his wife, Judy of Longview, Dale Wimmer and his wife, Belinda of Crosbyton, Jay Wimmer and his wife, Peggy of Dallas, and Chris Wimmer and his wife, Waynette of Abernathy; her sister, Sister Cleo Heinrich of St. Louis, MO; her brother, Royce Heinrich and his wife, Nancy of Lubbock; sixteen grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.