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Betty Jane Nimmer, age 88, was called home to heaven on March 6, 2023. Betty was born in Appleton on March 25, 1934, daughter of the late Harold and Irma (Willenkamp) Rusch. Betty married Wesley Nimmer on July 31, 1954; he preceded her in death in 1998.
Betty filled her life with her church and her family. Betty was a longtime and faithful member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Appleton. When her children were young, she attended their sporting events and cheered them on. She enjoyed caring for her lawn and garden, which led to her becoming an experienced canner of pickles and tomatoes. Many friends and relatives were beneficiaries of her work. She loved being outdoors, and often spent time at the family cottage near Mountain.
She is survived by three children: Michael Nimmer, Daniel (Marge) Nimmer, and Beverly (Michael) Bayer. There are also five grandchildren: Sarah (Michael) Zimmerman, Samantha (Derek) Puckett, Michele (Jack) Sheppard, Benjamin Bayer, and Jason (Alyssa) Bayer; ten great-grandchildren: Hudson, Weston, Landon, Kirtley, Wilhelmina, Piers, Celeste, Gracelyn, Emma, and Ellie; a sister: Donna Velie, and a sister-in-law: Kathleen Wallace. There are also several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Wes, a brother Melvin (Dolores) Rusch, her in-laws Lester and Evelyn Nimmer, and brothers-in-law David Velie and Kenneth (Carol) Nimmer.
The Christian Funeral Service for Betty will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, located at 129 S. Mason Street in Appleton, with Rev. David Olson officiating. Interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park. Family and friends are invited to gather at the church on Saturday morning from 9:00 AM until the time of the service.
The family would like to offer their thanks to everyone at Carolina Assisted Living and Compassus Hospice for the loving care given to Betty. You are all special angels, and we will forever remember your kindness.