Agnes ‘Aggie’ Rima, 92
Mon, 10/02/2017 - 5:48pm admin
July 7, 1925 —
Sept. 27, 2017
Decorah - Agnes “Aggie” Rima, age 92, of Decorah, Iowa, died on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at Green Lea Manor in Mabel, Minn.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Decorah, on Sept. 30, 2017, with Rev. Phillip Gibbs officiating. Interment was at St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery.
Agnes “Aggie” Frances Rima was born on July 7, 1925, the daughter of Edward and Anna (Lusson) Schemmel in Cresco, Iowa. She attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School and graduated from Cresco High School in 1943. She worked on the family farm, and then worked for the airlines in Washington, D.C. for a year during World War II. She also volunteered as a nurse’s aide for the Red Cross in Washington, D.C.
Aggie returned to Cresco and worked at the lumber yard, at Cresco Union Savings Bank and Bell Telephone Co. In later years, she worked for St. Benedict Catholic School in the lunch program, then the Freeport Store, after that the Winneshiek County Home (now Wellington Place) for 18 years. After retiring in 2002, she enjoyed quilting, fishing and mushroom hunting. She also enjoyed sitting around the firepit with family and friends and having a beer or two.
Aggie volunteered at the Senior Citizen’s Center, Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary and at Wellington Place. She was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, the Rosary Society and the Catholic Daughters of America. She was head of the funeral dinner committee at St. Benedict Catholic Church, where she served over 100 funeral dinners.
Aggie is survived by her six children, John (Deb) Rima of Decorah, Tom (Cindy) Rima of Decorah, Randy (LuAnn) Rima of Osage Beach, Mo., Mike (Cynthia) Rima of Dacula, Ga., Barb (friend, Arlo Warnke) Newhouse of Decorah and Jan (Tony) Quandahl of Decorah; 13 grandchildren, Todd (Kelly) Rima, Jason (Molly) Rima, Brent (Marissa) Quandahl, Shane (Jess) Quandahl, Justin Quandahl, Michelle Rima, Stephanie Rima, Tonya (Jennifer Cira) Moe, Jessie (Morgan) Solberg, Shannon (Bruce Brooks) Moe, Tesha (Mike Dietrick) LeBahn, Maynard (Devon Crandall) Newhouse and Gracie Rima; nine great-grandchildren, Kelsey Rima, Graham and Griffin Rima, Kallie Engstrom, Camryn and Karsyn Quandahl, Coy and Ruby Quandahl, Lake LeBahn, Treyton Burnikel and Kennedi Lenard; and one sister, Mary Ann Billmyer of Cresco, Iowa; along with several nieces and nephews.
Aggie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert on Feb. 16, 2015; parents, Edward and Anna (Lusson) Schemmel; two brothers, Kenny Schemmel in infancy and Joe (Imogene) Schemmel; one sister, Dorothy (Dwain “Duke”) Dusheck; father and mother-in-law, Ward and Florence Rima; and two brothers-in-law, Don (Arlene) Rima and Louis “Bud” Billmyer.