Wanda Lee Lemert, 63, a resident of Plymouth since the age of four, died at 6:45 p.m. at her residence, 400 W. Washington St., Garden Courts, on Monday, September 18, 2000. In the loving care of her family and the Marshall County Hospice, Wanda went to be with her Lord following an extended illness.
She was born in Hutchinson, Kansas, on October 15, 1936, the daughter of Carl S. Magnuson, Sr. and Hattie Nelson Magnuson. She graduated from LaPaz High School in 1953 and, through Ancilla College, Donaldson, earned her Qualified Medical Assistant (QMA) license.
A mother first, but always a caregiver, Wanda first worked at the TLC Nursing Home, west of Bremen, and then for the Bremen Health Care. She was a QMA at Shady Rest for ten years, from 1989 to 1999.
She collected dolls as a hobby. She enjoyed sharing her thoughts through her poetry and by giving wise advice to her family. An adept seamstress, she was talented in hand-painted signs and woodworking. She loved to visit area garage sales.
A member of the Plymouth Baptist Church, Wanda will be remembered as a caring, loving Christian woman. She served as a Cub and Girl Scout leader for her children.
Wanda is survived by three sons and two daughters. Her sons are Larry G. and Donna Lemert, Jr., Mark C. and Maria Lemert, all of Plymouth and Michael A. and Gail Lemert of New Paris, Ind. Her daughters are Roxane L. and Jesse Minix, North Judson and Lorie L. and Vern Sauer, Lakeville, Ind.
Four brothers and two sisters also survive. Her brothers are John and Mary Magnuson and Ralph and Treva Magnuson, all of Sebring, Fla., and Carl J. Magnuson Jr. and Ivan and Shirley Magnuson, all of Plymouth. Her sisters are Cleo and Robert Shidler, Lakeville and Alta and Elvin Kime, Cassville, Missouri.
Thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive, together with her close friend, Harvey Bak of Bremen.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, a granddaughter, Paige Minix, who died on May 28, 1999, a brother, Norman Magnuson and a daughter-in-law, Lisa Marie Lemert.
Visitation will be on Thursday, September 21, 2000, from noon to 2 p.m. in the JOHNSON-DANIELSON FUNERAL HOME, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Funeral services will follow visitation in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Pastor Douglas Jividen, pastor of the Plymouth Baptist Church will officiate.
Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts in Wanda’s memory may be made to the Plymouth Baptist Church or the Marshall County Hospice.