Martin T. Reimer, age 73, passed away Monday evening, August 22, 2011, at the Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas.
He was born June 14, 1938, in rural Meade County, Kansas, the son of Cornelius A. and Katharina H. (Doerksen) Reimer. As a young boy he attended grade school at the McNulty School in rural Meade County, he later attended the Meade Bible Academy, graduating in 1956. Upon his graduation, he returned to the family farm to assist following the death of his father. He later attended Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas, in the falloff 1957 until the spring of 1958, before returning to Meade County. A lifetime resident of Meade County, he was a farmer, rancher, and a truck driver.
On August 30, 1953, he was baptized at the Emmanuel Mennonite Church in rural Meade County. He was an active member of the Fowler Friends Church. Over several years he served with the Mennonite Central Committee working on their meat canning truck.
On November 5, 1994, he married Carolyn Ann (Hearn) Sallabedra at Stafford, Kansas. She precedes him in death on September 4, 2007.
He is survived by:
Two stepsons, Kevin Sallabedra of Stafford, Kansas
Kerry Salladedra of Wichita, Kansas
A stepdaughter, Barbara Suzanne Gerstenkorn of Great Bend, Kansas
Several nieces & nephews including, Jerry & Martha Reimer of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; Roy Reimer of Colcord, Oklahoma; Carol Reimer of Glennallen, Alaska; Teresa & Robert King of Guymon, Oklahoma; Wes & Karen Reimer of Ashland, Kansas; Lloyd & Michelle Reimer of Protection, Kansas; Lucinda & Steve Marten of McPherson, Kansas; and James & Brenda Reimer of Meade, Kansas.
Two brother-in-laws, Merlyn & Diane Hearn of Stafford, Kansas
Ronnie Hearn of Stafford, Kansas
Two sister-in-laws, Elizabeth Reimer of Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Anna L. Reimer of Meade,Kansas
Four step-granddaughters, Kara Gerstenkorn, Sydney, Morgan, & Brooke Sallabedra
Twenty-five grand nieces & nephews and numerous cousins
He is preceded in death by his wife; parents; three brothers, Isaac T. “Ike”, Levi T. and an infant brother; and two sisters, Lena Reimer & Agnes Wiens.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 27, 2011, at the Fowler Friends Church with Pastor Shane Shetley presiding. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at the Stafford Cemetery, Stafford, Kansas.
The family would welcome memorials to the Fowler Friends Church in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be shared with the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com