Richard J. Wimmer - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

June 13, 1951 - August 1, 2022

Richard James Wimmer, age 71, of Minneapolis.

Our dear Richard passed away on Monday evening, August 1st at M Health Fairview with family by his side. He fought his leukemia head on with a positive attitude, chemo therapy and a stem cell transplant. After a successful transplant, Doctors found no leukemia present and a new light shined for Dick’s future.

New hope and energy brought Dick back into estate and garage sales with his special friend Kay. He even started working again at the Mill with a renewed happiness. You could describe Dick as an Antique Aficionado. If you had a question about sports, no matter what team, what game, he was your go to guy. He knew the stats on them all.

Dick loved his family and dear friends. It was important to him to keep us all close. Growing up, and as an adult, he spent much time with family at Lake Washington and in Red Lake Falls. Those times were some of his fondest memories. Dick was a Loving, Kind, Give the shirt off his back, kind of guy. He was thoughtful and spiritual. He believed All people are created equal and should be treated the way they would like to be treated.

When asked what things made his life worth living, He wrote: Family and Friends sum this question up with “The Greatest Thing you’ll ever learn is to Love and to be Loved in return” from the song Nature Boy, by Nat King Cole.

Dick donated his eyes to the U of M knowing he could help someone else and Leukemia research.

We know he is reunited with his Loving Kathy, Mom, Maggie and Dad, Pete. We will meet him again and look forward to that day. For now, let’s love each other and be kind. We can make this world a better place. Dick would appreciate that.

Dick is survived by his brother, Michael (Jacki) Przybylski; niece, Kayde; nephew, Anthony; great nieces and nephews, Paisley, Kittson, Marshall, Maddie and Mason. He is preceded in death by his parents, Marjorie Bundt and Peter Wimmer; and his loving partner, Kathy Richter.

1 Comment

  1. LouAnne Smith says:

    Oh Brother , I will miss you! Your opinions, wisdom, your philosophy. You were definitely 1 of a kind . You rest easy now . No more health struggles ,your pain free now. Cancer can stick it where the sun don’t shine ! That’s what we said !
    Always in my heart

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