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Ina Mae Remmel

05/02/1936 - 05/20/2024
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Ina Mae (Haase) Remmel went home into Jesus’ loving arms on May 20, 2024, at age 88. Ina Mae was born to Albert and Hattie (Kriesel) Haase on May 2, 1936, in the Town of Poy Sippi, Wisconsin. As a child, Ina Mae grew up on the family farm with her parents, brother, two sisters, Grandma and Grandpa Haase, and Great-Grandmother Mutter. She graduated from Omro High School in 1954. Ina Mae met her husband of 65 years, Gaylord S. Remmel, in youth fellowship. They were married in 1957 and went on to have four daughters: Karen, Gayla, Leann and Susan. They loved on twenty foster children, three AFS students, and a cousin in their home. They lived first in Appleton, WI and then moved to Neenah, WI, where they spent the next 40 years, before moving to Antigo, WI. Ina Mae and Gaylord wintered in Florida for many years. They recently lived in Oshkosh, WI. In addition to being a dedicated and loving wife and mother, Ina Mae loved everyone around her, taking care of everyone she came into contact with. She was a great homemaker, church leader and friend. She was a 4-H leader and sewing teacher. Ina Mae was PTO president. She loved music, dancing and sang with her siblings, and solos for church, weddings and funerals. Ina Mae sang in church choirs her entire life. She loved travel. She served in church in many ways. She loved to bake and made pies and doughnuts for everyone. She was a prayer warrior. She had the gift of hospitality and loved spending time with family and friends.

Ina Mae was a clerk at Newberry Co. in 1953. She worked at Rockwell Spring and Axle Co., as an IBM Key operator from 1954-1957. She then stayed at home as a homemaker. In 1978-1979, she worked at J.J. Keller and Associates as an auditor and key punch operator.

Throughout Ina Mae’s life, she held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her.

Ina Mae joins her husband, Gaylord; her mother; father; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gertrude and Raymond Remmel; two brothers, Robert and Merlin Haase; sister, Donna Albright; brothers-in-law, Robert, Donald and Raymond Remmel, Melvin Albright; sisters-in-law, Audrey Remmel, Doris Remmel and Evelyn Haase, in Heaven.

She is survived by her daughters, Karen (John) Bruso, Gayla (Andrew) Lamers, Leann (Darryl) McElhannon, and Susan (Peter) Hickey; fourteen grandchildren, Erin Lenius, Katie McNeil, Krista Schram, Alex and Trevor Bruso, Shawn Bordeaux. Ashley Maloney, Aury, Connor and Brooke McElhannon, Monica Hickey, Meghan Thomas, Colin and Madeline Hickey, and their spouses and significant others; twenty-one great-grandchildren and four great-great- grandchildren; sister, Luella Remmel; sister-in-law, Marjorie (Jerry) Jankowski and many nieces and nephews.

She loved God’s Word and singing God’s praises. She is now singing God’s praises in heaven!

A visitation for family and friends will be on Saturday, June 1, 2024, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at Faith Global Methodist Church 1025 Tullar Rd. Neenah. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 1 at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Tim Albrecht officiating. Burial will be in the Borth Cemetery, Town of Poy Sippi.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ina Mae's name may be made to ASFV (Autism Society of the Fox Valley) or Faith Global Methodist Church in Neenah.

Mueller Funeral Home-Winneconne is assisting the family. If you wish, please submit online condolences/memories to muellerfh.net.


Mary Jo Koteski Martin wrote on June 8, 2024
I just now learned of Ina Mae's death. I loved both Gaylord and Ina Mae after working for Gaylord for about 12 years. They were like second parents to me. I wish the family all the best and know that this has been a very sad time. I'm just happy that Gaylord and Ina Mae are together again.

Joan (Taylor) Petznick wrote on May 26, 2024
I find myself sitting her with a smile after reading the obituary. Truly a remarkable woman!!! I can hear her voice and feel her smile!!! How comforting to know she is with Jesus and those who have gone in ahead. My heart is thinking of you girls. ?? We are unable to attend as our museum has its yearly main fundraiser and we are both on the board. Praying June 1st will be most honoring and comforting. Love you all!!!!!!!!!

Susan Covington wrote on May 26, 2024
Leann, I’m am sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. Tim and I will be praying for you and all the Family, durning this difficult time. May you find comfort , in the special memories you shared together. Love, Susan Covington

Aaron & Wendy Lynch wrote on May 23, 2024
Leann....We are sorry for your loss but rejoice with you that your mom is with her Savior! Praying that you will feel God's presence with you in the days ahead. The memories you have with her will become more precious as the time goes on! Love and prayers for you my dear friend! ?? ?? Aaron & Wendy

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