Minnie Ilean Tiemeyer


Minnie Ilean Tiemeyer, 82, of Vallonia passed away at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown. She had been ill for several years.

Born June 23, 1934, in Washington County, she was the daughter of Clifford and Nellie Dixon Wheeler, both of whom preceded her in death. She lived all of her life in Vallonia. On Nov. 29, 1952, in Brownstown, she married Glenn Ivan Tiemeyer, who preceded her in death Jan. 13, 2014.

Minnie was a member of Haleysburg Nazarene Church and Brownstown Order of Eastern Star. She started working at an early age as a waitress at Shipley Restaurant in Brownstown and later worked for several years at Seymour Manufacturing. She also did home health care for several ladies. She later opened a produce stand, where she sold flowers and produce, at the family farm. This was very successful, and she had lots of faithful customers and made many friends. She was an excellent cook (most known for her cobblers, fried chicken and noodles) and prepared huge meals for family and friends. During her bout with Parkinson’s disease, she maintained her strong Christian faith and witnessed to anyone she had the opportunity to. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include two sons, Lynn Ivan (Sheryl) Tiemeyer and Timothy Jay (Jane) Tiemeyer, both of Vallonia; sisters, Bonnie Killey, Marie Sterling, Barbara Sue Lindsey and Priscilla Ann Beck, all of Vallonia; sister-in-law, Maxine Wheeler of Brownstown; five grandchildren, Luke (Melody Gruber) Tiemeyer, Ben (Jodi) Tiemeyer, Jessica (Jason) Zotz, Katie Tiemeyer and Kourtney (Zack Clark) Tiemeyer; eight great-grandchildren, Jalen Tiemeyer,  Kiernan Tiemeyer, Quentin Tiemeyer, Gavin Tiemeyer, Will Tiemeyer, Colin Zotz, Ethan Zotz and Jackson Zotz; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Ervin Wheeler, Don Wheeler and Tommy Wheeler.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Funeral Home with Jerry Wheeler officiating. Burial will take place at Vallonia Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday.

Memorials may be given to Schneck Foundation or Hoosier Christian Village.

Condolences may be expressed at Johnsonfh.net.