Theresa Dianne Danielson Wimann, 60, of Baraboo, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Rock Haven Nursing Home in Janesville.
Theresa was born Nov. 16, 1958, to Dianne Margaret (Lundstrom) Danielson and Dennis Morlin Danielson in Duluth, Minnesota. Growing up she moved from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Madison and finally Janesville, where she graduated from J. A. Craig High School in 1976.
She received her bachelors of arts from Augsburg University, her education certification from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction Reading from UW-Madison. Theresa retired from UW-Extension Adams County.
She married the love of her life, Bruce Corbin Wimann on Feb. 22, 1992, with whom she shared a life and a library full of adventures. Together, they were devoted in their faith, family, friendships and shared an unstoppable curiosity. Her unfailing love found her at Bruce’s side during his final year as he battled with prostate cancer.
Theresa spent her spare time with her rescue dogs, particularly her English springer spaniels, pursuing crafts of all kinds, gardening and genealogy. She loved spending time outdoors, keeping her hands and mind busy, and getting into trouble with her friends.
Theresa spent the last two years on a journey with a rare demyelinating autoimmune disease that was as novel as the mysteries that filled her shelves. She passed peacefully surrounded by her family on May 7, 2019, in Janesville.
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She is survived by her English springer spaniel, Miss Belle Pepper; a sister, Denise (David) Wimann; a brother, Robert (Anna) Danielson, all of Janesville; a sister-in-law, Cindy (Jim) Grey of Madison; two nephews, Dennis and Dan Wimann of Wisconsin Dells; and a niece, Dayna Wimann of Janesville. Also surviving are numerous extended family members and close friends.
Theresa was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce; her parents; and her mother and father-in-law.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2019, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Baraboo, with Pastor Karen Hofstad officiating. Visitation will take place from 10:30 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church. Inurnment will be in Newport Cemetery, Wisconsin Dells, following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the English Springer Rescue Association.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Rock Haven in Janesville, Agrace Hospice, and her neurologist, Dr. Shaun Shaker for the wonderful care given to Theresa. A special thank you would also like to be extended to Miss Belle Pepper’s new forever home, Tim, Michelle and Kamron.
Baldwin Funeral Services, 520 East St., Baraboo, is assisting the family with arrangements.