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Rima, Agnes Frances (Schemmel) 1925 - 2017


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 10/6/2017 at 16:28:39

Agnes “Aggie” Rima, age 92, of Decorah, IA, died on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at Green Lea Manor in Mabel, MN.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 30, 2017, at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 307 West Main Street, Decorah, IA, with Rev. Phillip Gibbs presiding. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be after 11:00 a.m., on Saturday morning at the church.

Agnes “Aggie” Frances Rima was born on July 7, 1925, the daughter of Edward and Anna (Lusson) Schemmel in Cresco, Iowa. Aggie attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School and graduated from Cresco High School in 1943. She worked on the family farm and then worked at for the airlines in Washington DC for a year during World War II. She also volunteered as a nurse’s aide for the Red Cross in Washington DC. Aggie returned to Cresco and worked at the Lumber Yard, at Cresco Union Savings Bank, Bell Telephone Co., In later years, she worked for St. Benedict Catholic School in the lunch program then the Freeport Store, after that the Winneshiek County Home (now Wellington Place) for eighteen years. She retired in 2002, and enjoyed quilting, fishing and mushroom hunting in retirement. She also enjoyed sitting around the firepit with family and friends and enjoying a beer or two. Aggie volunteered at the Senior Citizen’s Center, Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary, and at Wellington Place. Aggie was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, the Rosary Society and the Catholic Daughters of America. Aggie was head of the funeral dinner committee at St. Benedict Catholic Church where she served over 100 funeral dinners.

Aggie is survived by her six children: John (Deb) Rima, Decorah, IA; Tom (Cindy) Rima, Decorah, IA; Randy (LuAnn) Rima, Osage Beach, MO; Mike (Cynthia) Rima, Dacula, GA; Barb (friend, Arlo Warnke) Newhouse, Decorah, IA; and Jan (Tony) Quandahl, Decorah, IA. Thirteen grandchildren: Todd (Kelly) Rima, Jason (Molly) Rima, Brent (Marissa) Quandahl, Shane (Jess) Quandahl, Justin Quandahl, Michelle Rima, Stephanie Rima, Tonya (Jennifer Cira) Moe, Jessie (Morgan) Solberg, Shannon (Bruce Brooks) Moe, Tesha (Mike Dietrick) LeBahn, Maynard (Devon Crandall) Newhouse and Gracie Rima. Nine great grandchildren: Kelsey Rima, Graham & Griffin Rima, Kallie Engstrom, Camryn & Karsyn Quandahl, Coy & Ruby Quandahl, Lake LeBahn, Treyton Burnikel and Kennedi Lenard. One sister: Mary Ann Billmeyer, Cresco, IA, along with several nieces and nephews.

Aggie was preceded in death by her husband Robert on February 16, 2015. Parents: Edward and Anna (Lusson) Schemmel. Two brothers: Kenny Schemmel in infancy and Joe (Imogene) Schemmel. One sister: Dorothy (Dwain “Duke”) Dushack. Father and Mother -in-law: Ward and Florence Rima. Two brothers-in-law: Don (Arlene) Rima and Louis “Bud” Billmeyer.

Source: Schluter - Balik Funeral Home database

St. Benedict Cemetery

Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bill Waters.
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