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James C. Wimmer

January 16, 1925 March 14, 2011
James C. Wimmer
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James C. Wimmer Jan. 16, 1925 - March 14, 2011 James C. Wimmer passed away at a local care facility in Brookings on March 14, 2011. He was 86. James was born January 16, 1925 in Ophir, OR to Theodore E. and Naomi (James) Wimmer. He was the first Ophir High graduate to attend college. James served during WWII in the US Army. Following an honorable discharge, he returned to Oregon where he worked as a bartender before starting his own construction company in Coos Bay. He later moved to Portland and began working in maintenance at Portland State University. James retired from there as Superintendent of Maintenance. He enjoyed woodworking, playing bingo and gardening. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Vernon and Diana Wimmer of Gold Beach, granddaughter, Jaimie Wimmer of Gold Beach, brother, Theodore "Ted" Wimmer of Arizona and a cousin, Jean Barton of Gold Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to the Curry County Veterans' Memorial Fund, PO Box 4021, Brookings, OR 97415. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 2:00pm at Rogue River Cemetery, Hunter Creek Loop in Gold Beach. Interment will follow there.
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