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William David Rimmer, 60, of Ottumwa, died at 5:26 p.m. January 2, 2018 at Select Specialty Hospital in Des Moines.
He was born March 13, 1957 in Iowa City to William Jr. and Mary A. Dennison Rimmer He married Margaret Marie Mason on November 8, 1986.
Dave worked as a mechanic for Vaughn Automotive for 14 years. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, siblings and his 3 dogs. He also enjoyed going to the races and joking around with his granddaughter.
Dave was a member of Ottumwa Baptist Temple.
Surviving is his wife, Marie; two daughters, April (Ben) Cowan of Lake County, CA and Mary Carnes of Ottumwa; a son, David C. Rimmer of Ottumwa; 6 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Barb Flowers and Viola (Brian) Matson both of Ottumwa; 4 brothers, Tom (Sue) Rimmer and Carl (Bobbie) Rimmer both of Ottumwa, Mike (Mona) Kosmier of Sumner, IA and Leroy (Jeanie) Jessop of Ottumwa; 3 step-sons, Kevin (Myra Stump) Sawyer of Ottumwa; Thomas (Alicia) Sawyer of Williams, CA and Franklin Sawyer of Coon Rapids; 9 step-grandchildren;
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
His body has been cremated. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Ottumwa Baptist Temple. The family will be present to greet friends from noon until the time of the service.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Published on January 4, 2018
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