Wilma L. Sawyer — Plainview

The funeral service for Wilma L. Sawyer will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes in Rochester, with the Rev. Nancy Wheeler–Handlon officiating. Burial will be in the Oakhill Cemetery in Viola.

Mrs. Sawyer, 92, of Plainview, formerly of Rochester, died early Saturday morning, Jan. 18, 2014, at St. Isidore Health Center of Greenwood Prairie in Plainview.

Wilma Lucille Parker was born Aug. 16, 1921, in Elgin, to Fred and Alice (Williams) Parker. She attended elementary school in Wabasha County Rural Schools and then went to Eyota High School and graduated in 1939 from Elgin High School in Elgin. On Sept. 15, 1940, she married Stanley Sawyer at Grey Eagle; he died June 10, 2004. After marriage, they lived on a farm in rural Elgin. Stanley and Wilma fostered two children, Hilary Lehnertz and Robert Overton. In December 1959, they moved to Rochester, and in 2013 Wilma moved to Plainview.

Wilma enjoyed cooking, gardening and quilting.

Wilma is survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters and three brothers.

Friends and family may visit from 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, until time of service at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes in Rochester.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel, 10 E. Broadway, PO Box 608, Plainview, MN 55964, 507-534-2353.

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