April 5, 1933 - Dec. 15, 2010 MERRIFIELD - John M. Wilmes, age 77, of Merrifield, formerly Osseo, passed away surrounded by his family. John Wilmes was born in Minneapolis, the son of Mathew and Agusta (Kisch) Wilmes. After graduating from Osseo High School, he married Geraldine Wirtz on June 7, 1958. John continued working on the family farm and was an employee for the City of Maple Grove for 29 years. During their retirement they enjoyed the winters in Arizona and Merrifield in the warmer months. He enjoyed gardening, tennis, fishing and tinkering in his spare time. John was an amazing man and was dedicated to his family and loved having them all around him. John is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 52 years, Geraldine; parents; and brother, Pete. He will be sadly missed by his children, Mike (Roxanne), Steve, and John (Vickie); grandchildren, Tom, Ben, Matt, Bobbi, John, Jeff, Jacob, Joe, Jack and Jenna; sister, Marilyn Wirtz; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be Saturday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. at Kapala Glodek Malone Funeral Home, 7800 Bass Lake Rd., New Hope.