Matilda Marie (Kroeker) Reimer, 92
Matilda Marie “Tillie” (Kroeker) Reimer was born in Enid, Okla., on Jan. 7, 1927, to Bernhardt and Sarah (Grunau) Kroeker. She attended the Enid Mennonite Brethren Church and Red Rock School, a one-room schoolhouse. She graduated high school in Kremlin, Okla., in 1945.
After one year of attending Enid Business College, she transferred to Pacific Bible Institute, where she met her best friend and husband, Raymond Reimer. They were married Aug. 21, 1948. They lived in Kingsburg, Calif., attending the Kingsburg Mennonite Brethren Church until 1993, when they moved to North Idaho where she lived and attended the Hayden Lake Friends Church until 2017.
She lost her husband to cancer in 1996, while serving with a volunteer organization in Everett, Wash. Matilda moved with Bruce and Darby to Yelm, Wash., in 2017.
She moved to her current residence in Heaven on Jan. 17, 2019, at the age of 92.
She is survived by her two sons: Bruce Reimer and Mike Reimer; their wives, Darby and Vanda; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and many friends.
Tillie served her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, her entire adult life, leaving behind an example for us to follow.
There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at English Funeral Chapel, 1133 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. To see Tillie’s online memorial and to leave a message to the family please visit www.englishfuneralchapel.com.