Oswald P. Reimer

Cemetery Record Information

Full Name: Oswald P. Reimer
Nickname: Ossie


Birth: October 13, 1913
Death: August 4, 2004
Age: 90




Oswald Peter Joseph Reimer, 90, of Lomira, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at Hope Health and Rehabilitation Center, Lomira.

He was born Oct. 13, 1913, in Ashford, the son of Peter and Johanna Steichen Reimer. On Jan. 9, 1937, he married Caroline Ann Balthazor at St. Joseph Church, Milwaukee.

Oswald was a member of Nativity of St. Mary and its Holy Name Society in Lomira. He served on the village board in Lomira. He worked as a brew master and carpenter for many years. He was instrumental in organizing and coaching the first Lomira Boys Little League, known as the "Small Stars."

Survivors include his sons, Ken and LuEllen, Gerald and Rachel and James and Michele; his grandchildren, Monica, Marisa, Natalie, Rebecca, Boyd, Stacie, Carrie, Kimberly and Shawn; his great-grandchildren, Shannon, Leigh, Jill, Eric, Kurtis, David, Cassandra, Matthew, Callie, Katelyn, Mark, Mitch, Bryce, Brett, Sara and Joshua; and one sister-in-law, Bernice Reimer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline; one brother, Marvin; and his sisters, Rose, Sylvia and Angeline.

• Services: A funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at Nativity of St. Mary, Lomira, with the Rev. Kevin Kowalske officiating. Burial will follow at the parish cemetery.
• Visitation: Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of services on Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at the church.
Memorials may be directed for Masses or CCLT School.
Kietzer Funeral Home, Lomira, is assisting the family.
From LOMIRA - YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW-Heckman Bindery, 12/93 pg. 44


"Ozzie" as he is known by residents of Lomira, started his own business in 1966.

Prior to that time, he was employed as a carpenter for Leslie Hirsig. While employed by Mr. Hersig the two men built homes in the village and surrounding communities as well as various other remodeling and repair jobs. Homes now owned by Robert King, Earl Wolf, John Sturrock, Mrs. Walter Klein and other were constructed during that period.

As an individual carpenter, Mr. Reimer constructed the home of Max Tolzman, the Sisters residence at Hope Nursing Home and an addition to Hope Nursing Home building. Also, many area homemakers are proud to show additions and remodeling projects done by "Ozzie."

In 1956 "Ladies Faire," a radio program, sponsored a nation-wide Make a Toy Contest. Mr. Reimer entered a set of Semi Assemblies and won the contest. He is still proud to show his prize winning toys to anyone. The family was entertained with a trip to Chicage, a cash prize, a diamond ring, and a dog for the Reimer boys, Kenneth, Gerald and James.

AT this time "Ozzie" is semi-retired and resides with his wife Carrie at 735 Milwaukee Street. The carpenter shop is also located at this address.


St. Mary’s Cemetery – Lomira, WI

Headstone Location:
Section C row6-7