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Wilmer Scheumann and Karen (Platter) Scheumann

Wilmer Scheumann, 81, and Karen (Platter) Scheumann, 75, both of Columbia City, IN, and with ties to Roanoke, IN, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne.

Wilmer attended Monmoth High School and graduated with the Class of 1959. He worked over 40 years combined at International Harvester and then Navistar until his retirement. Karen attended Columbia City Joint High School and graduated with the Class of 1964. She worked for People’s Federal Credit Union, Dana Federal Credit Union and lastly in the office at Essex Wire and Cable, Columbia City for 18 years. They were both members of Zion Lutheran Church, Columbia City.

Wilmer was born on Dec. 6, 1940, in Preble, to Henry and Edna Buuck Scheumann. Karen was born on Feb. 8, 1946, in Fort Wayne, to Coral and Violet Baker Platterer. Wilmer and Karen were married on June 11, 1966, in Roanoke.

Survivors include their children, Kevin Scheumann, of New Haven, and Angela (Michael Whetsel) Kimmel, of Columbia City; seven grandchildren Drake Lancaster-Scheumann, Amanda (Sydney) Brothers, Adrian Kimmel, Alexis Whetsel, Alisha Kimmel, Cameron Scheumann, and Olivia Whetsel.  Wilmer is also survived by siblings Lorna Lepper of New Haven, Ardina (Ivan) Lepper of Hoagland, Clarence (Judy) Scheumann of Monroeville,and Donald (Teresa) Scheumann of Texas.

They were preceded in death by a granddaughter, Hayley Reynolds.

Calling took place on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, from noon to 6 p.m., at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.

A funeral service took place on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022.

Burial followed in South Park Annex Cemetery, Columbia City.

Memorials may be made to MS Society, Alzheimer’s Association or Heartland Hospice.

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