Date of death: 1/22/2024

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1983

Warren J. “Andrew” Wimmer Jr., born May 3, 1955 and baptized into the hope of Christ’s resurrection, Monday, January 22, 2024 at the age of 68. Loving father of David (Mary Bujnak) Wimmer and Karl Wimmer; dear son of Dr. Warren and Bonnie Lee Wimmer (nee Reinhardt); brother of Matthew (Joy) Wimmer, Christopher (Kelli Dornfeld) Wimmer, the late Mary Wimmer, Annie Wimmer Smith (Rob Smith), Julia Wimmer, Amy (Mark) Wells and Peter (Elizabeth) Wimmer; uncle of Sarah Caldera Wimmer, Aaron (Heather) Wimmer, Luke (Alexi) Wimmer, Cole Wimmer, Elsa Wimmer, Gustav (Lindi) Wimmer-Brown, Isabel Wimmer-Brown, Louisa Wimmer, Katherine Wimmer-Brown, Rosemary (Steven) Letzelter, Walter Wimmer-Brown, Josephine Wimmer-Brown, John (Kristen) Presker, Mark Presker Jr., Maria (Jeremy) Bozdeck, Greta Wimmer, Jacob Crook, Timothy Crook, Matthew Crook, MaryCatherine (Thomas Smith) Crook, Katherine Wimmer and John Wimmer; great-uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Warren was the consummate scholar, teacher and activist. After graduating from St. Louis University High School, Warren earned a B.A. from Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN and studied in Besançon, France before returning home to St. Louis and joining the monastic community at St. Louis Priory. While at the Priory, he earned a master’s degree in theology from Saint Meinrad School of Theology in St. Meinrad, IN and taught for several years at the St. Louis Priory School. He then moved to Boston to continue his studies and teach at Boston College. He and former spouse, Carol Leslie, returned to St. Louis and raised two sons in his image of being kind, conscientious, independent thinkers who care for others before themselves. While he continued his teaching at Saint Louis University and St. Louis Community College his passion was in identifying the injustices in this world, organizing movements and speaking and writing his mind in defense of others.

He worked tirelessly to improve the community in his neighborhood and the City of St. Louis through many efforts including a food sharing program that took excess food from local grocers and put it in the hands of those in need. Since his efforts were tireless, he developed an incredible ability to catch a quick nap in almost any position and without much warning to those around him. He was generous to a fault and was constant in his efforts to make our world a better place for everyone.