John C Reimer, age 91, of Ulysses, Kansas and formerly of Plains, Kansas died Saturday, September 29, 2012 at The Legacy in Park View in Ulysses, Kansas. He was born October 30, 1920 on the farm in Meade County, Kansas, the son of Jacob A. and Katherine L. (Classen) Reimer.
John grew up in the Mennonite community in Meade, Kansas. He was married to Edith W. Rickers on June 10, 1945 and farmed in Southwest Kansas north of Kismet for 60 years. John was an avid bowler. He was on a bowling league as recently as last year. Another of John’s passions was the Seward County Community College Saints girl’s basketball team, and attended many of their games. He served as President and member of the Southwestern Heights School Board, Seward County Soil Conservation and belonged to the Flying Farmers.
He is survived by his three sons, Daryl R. Reimer and wife, Mary of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kevin J. Reimer and wife Jan of Ulysses, Kansas, Lance A. Reimer and wife Kari of Garden City, Kansas; brother, Ervin Reimer of Greeley, Colorado; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edith; brothers, Ben, Pete, Dave, Thomas, Aaron, and Herman; and sisters, Margaretha and Matilda.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM at the Plains United Methodist Church in Plains, Kansas with Pastor Keith Kschadel officiating. Interment will follow at the Plains Cemetery in Plains, Kansas. Friends may call Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. Memorial contributions may be given to Kansas Children’s Trust Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.