A funeral service was held at First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg on Jan. 14 for Wilmer Mixdorf, 87, of Cedarburg, who died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007 at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Mequon. Burial with full military honors was Monday at Zur Ruhe Cemetery, Cedarburg.
He was born Oct. 26, 1919 in Cedarburg, son of Harry and Viola Schultz Mixdorf. On March 19, 1944 he married Anne R. McGuire in Jersey City, N.J. Wilmer served in the Army Signal Corps from 1942-44, G-2 Intelligence from 1944-46 and was discharged as a 1st Lieutenant. He served as office manager for Federal Foods in Thiensville, Ross-Wells Inc. in Mequon and Beatrice Foods, retiring Aug. 1, 1982. He was a lifelong member of First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg, Cedarburg Volunteer Fire Dept. from 1941 to 2007, Cedarburg Emergency Government, where he served as director for 10 years, Peter Wollner American Legion Post 288, election inspector for the city of Cedarburg, volunteer ambulance driver and Cedarburg Fire Department Rescue Squad. He was very active in the former Mercury Thunderbolts Drum and Bugle Corps and former president of the now disbanded Cedarburg Music Parents.
Survivors include: wife Anne; children Anne-Marie (Orville) Gierach of West Bend, Gail (Morris) Hes of Richardson, Texas, and Randy (the late Susan) Mixdorf of West Bend; grandchildren Douglas (Amanda), Heather, Matthew, and Jeremy Hes all of Texas and Niccole Becker of West Bend; stepmother Gertrude Mixdorf of Cedarburg; brother Wayne (Susan) Mixdorf of Oregon; stepbrothers Ronald (Diane) Butt of Muskego and Richard (Karen) Butt of Nashotah; godson Scott A. Jaeger of Elgin, Ill.; sister Marion (Dennis) Gross of Grafton; sister-in-law Mary Eileen (Bill) McArdle of N.J.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law James J. and Agnes McGuire, and stepbrother Harvey Butt.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to First Immanuel Lutheran Church, Cedarburg Friends of the Library, or donors choice are appreciated.
The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington is assisting the family with arrangements.