Published 12:00 am Monday, February 2, 2009
A memorial service for Carl Reimann will held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 869 Seventh Ave. SE, Rochester, with the Rev. Dr. James W. Heining officiating. Visitation will be an hour before the service at church.
Carl Reimann, 93, died Wednesday at Shorewood Senior Campus.
He was born in West Point, Miss., on May 15, 1915. At the age of 2, he moved with his family to Northwestern, Iowa. After graduating from Primghar High School in 1933, he worked as a surveyor for O’Brien County and as an assistant area cost engineer for the WPA. As a member of the 2766th Army Engineers stationed in Manila during World War II, he drafted Army invasion maps from aerial surveillance pictures. In 1957, after farming for several years near Blooming Prairie, he returned to the engineering field and worked for the city of Rochester Department of Public Works as an engineering technician and design draftsman until retiring in 1980. He married Viola Summers in 1941. Together they had three children. Carl was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. He enjoyed carpentry projects, televised sporting events, and word puzzles of all kinds. His greatest joys were his children, grandchildren and friends.
He is survived by his children: LaDonna (Donald) Hoffmann, of Eyota, Cheri Reimann, of Reno, Nev., and Steve (Mary) Reimann of Chugiak, Alaska; one sister, Edith (Phil) Tennis, of Hayward; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Carl is preceded in death by his wife; parents; three brothers; one sister; and one great-granddaughter.
Memorials may be designated to Mayo Hospice or the Rochester Central Lutheran School Scholarship Fund. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes.