Milton M. Wiemer, age 89, of Rollingstone Township, Winona County, died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Lake Winona Manor, Winona, Minn.
Milton was born October 16, 1924, in Arcadia, Wis., to Henry and Ella (Baertsch) Wiemer. He graduated from Arcadia High School, Arcadia, Wis., in May 1942 and shortly after that moved to Rollingstone Township, Winona County. He farmed for over 60 years in Rollingstone Township. On October 14, 1969, he married Wilma (Schutzeikel) Bystrom and she preceded him in death on December 27, 1982. He then married Irene in August 1984 and she preceded him in death on March 24, 2010.
He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan but was known to watch the Minnesota Vikings once in awhile. Milton was part of the Arcadia High School award-winning band and his instrument was the clarinet. He pitched two no-hitters in his high school baseball career. He attended many Winona State University sporting events. For many years his winter project was to crack walnuts, as many as 200 bushels over the winter months. The shelled walnuts would then be sold at the Berry Patch and he would also have his own route to individuals in the area. He would pick berries at the Berry Patch for himself and for others if they were willing to pay Milton 25 cents a quart.
He is survived by a niece, Alice (Earl) Rolfing, Los Alamitos, Calif.; a grand-nephew, Dr. Michael Rolfing; two great-grand-nephews, Steven and Thomas Rolfing; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Wilma and Irene; a brother, Vernon Wiemer; a niece, Shirley Sulack; and a nephew, Martin Wiemer.
Funeral services for Milton will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at First Lutheran Church, Minnesota City, Minn., with Rev. David M. Eckert officiating. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona, Minn.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014, at Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home, Winona, and beginning at 1 p.m. at the church on Tuesday.
Casket bearers will be relatives and friends of Milton.
Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church; P.O. Box 41; Minnesota City, Minn., 55959. Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at www.fawcett-junkerfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Winona, Minn., and Fountain City, Wis.