Elmer P. Wimmer Jr.

Elmer P. Wimmer Jr., 91, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Hinsdale, passed away at E.W. & Lucille Cate's Hospice House on June 23, 2021, surrounded by his family.

He was born in 1929 to Elmer P. Wimmer Sr. and Helen Bright Wimmer. Elmer was a native of Sharon, Pa. and lived in Hinsdale before moving to the Ocala area in 1986.

On Aug. 1, 1953, Elmer married Irene A. Ruffo, and together they shared almost 70 years. Elmer was a graduate of Sharon High School, Class of 1948. He had a successful career in sales as a leasing agent with General American Transportation Corp. in Sharon and Chicago. Following retirement in 1984, he and Irene were able to spend many years traveling.

Elmer was a very generous person and gave countless hours as a volunteer firefighter with the Hinsdale Fire Department. He was a hospital volunteer for 25 years at Hinsdale Sanitarium and Hospital. He then volunteered an additional 30 years (10,781 hours) at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. Elmer was also a 32 Degree Mason.

He is survived by his wife, Irene; his son, Scott A. (Pam) Wimmer; and his daughter, Amy (Tony) Cox.

A memorial service was held June 28 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Ocala.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County, 3231 SW 34th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474; the Hinsdale Fire Department, 121 Symonds Drive, Hinsdale, IL 60521; Advent Health Ocala Foundation, 1500 SW First Ave., Ocala, FL 34471; or a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may posted at https://www.hiers-baxley.com.