Thomas G. Wimmer, 75

Thomas George “Tom” Wimmer, age 75, of Dassel, passed away Jan. 4, 2021, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

Tom was born Jan. 26, 1945, at Litchfield Hospital. He grew up on Lake Washington.

He worked his whole life as a carpenter in the Twin Cities. In 1980, he moved back to Dassel, where he started his own company. Wimmer Brothers’ Builders was in business until Tom’s retirement, in 2017.

In 1967, he met his wife, Gayle, and they were married in 1968. They raised one daughter, Georgia.

Tom enjoyed time on Lake Washington (especially ice-fishing); buying, building, and selling street rods (or anything he could get his hands on); and most of all, time with his two grandsons.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Ludvina; brothers, Pete, Vernon, Victor, Chuck, and Frank; sisters, Lorraine, Theresa, and Marion.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gayle; daughter, Georgia (Kelly Borchardt); grandsons, Skylar and Treyton Borchardt; brothers, Bill and Leonard (Swede); and sister, Margie Pfel; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and many, many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date.

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