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Lawrence D. Wimer, 90

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Lawrence Dale Wimer, age 90, passed away peacefully on July 24, while under the care of hospice at his daughter's home in Goodhue County.

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He was a World War II Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Air Force. Except for his years in the military, Lawrence was a life-long resident of Hastings. He graduated from Hasting High School and spent much of his career working for the U.S. Postal Service. He attended Dunwoody Institute. Lawrence jointly owned and operated the Conoco gas station in Hastings.

His primary avocations were mechanics and flying. He built two planes, as well as an inboard boat with an engine he salvaged from the Mississippi River. He was a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church (now Calvary Christian Church) where he served for years as part of the bus ministry.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Theodora Morrow Wimer; son, J. Patrick Morrow; parents, Clem Wimer and Laura Smith Wimer; and an infant brother, Marvin.

He is survived by sister, Phyllis Lothenbach (Tom); children, Jim Morrow (Jane), Charles Morrow (Ellen), and Virginia Morrow Zaffke (Maurice); seven grandchildren, Dan Morrow (Kate), Tim Morrow (Joanie), Kate Zaffke Buerer (David), Jake Morrow (Jenny), Jed Morrow Zaffke (Aafke), Julia Morrow, and Jonathan Zaffke; 11 great-grandchildren, Sparrow, Sky, Sam, Dominic, Joey, Gavin, Macklin, Megan, Victoria, Issabela, and Sophia; and three nieces, Jane, Diane, and Carol; and two nephews, Gary and Donnie; and many cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Aug.11, at Calvary Christian Church, 907 15th Street W., Hastings. Reception following the service. Lawrence is interred at Lakeside Cemetery.

Memorials preferred to Missionary Aviation Fellowship, www.maf.org, http://www.maf.org/history.

The Wise Family Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Visit www.wisefamilyfh.com to sign the online tribute page.

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