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Obituary: Elmer Trimpe, Seymour

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Elmer Charles Trimpe, 83, of West Sunset Drive, Seymour, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday,  Dec. 26, 2013, at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana.

Elmer was employed at Camp Atterbury before entering the army. He retired from Cosco. He was a former member and elder of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clifty. Currently he was a member and held many positions at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church-Waymansville.

Elmer enjoyed boating at Lutheran Lake and visiting Waymansville Store. Most of all, Elmer enjoyed being with his family.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church-Waymansville with the Rev. John Beabout officiating. Calling will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until service time Monday at the church. Burial will be at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church-Waymansville Cemetery with full military honors by the Bartholomew County Veteran's Color Guard.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church -Waymansville or the donor's choice of charities.

Elmer was born July 15, 1930 in Bartholomew County, the son of Everett and Lydia Vogt Trimpe.

Survivors include a son, Michael Eric Trimpe of Ogilville; a daughter, Tina (Rob) Baltus of Greensburg;  ex-wife, Norma J. Trimpe; a brother, Earl "Bob" (Carolyn) Trimpe of Waymansville; a sister, Loretta Wessel of Seymour; grandchildren, Kirsten Baltus, Clarissa Baltus, Trevor Trimpe, Emily Trimpe and Erin Trimpe; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ernest, Edward James and Edgar Lee; and sisters, Lorna Barker and LaVerne Schafstall.

You may view his video after 1 p.m. Sunday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.

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