Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Remi's Obit

Remington Lyn

Remington (Remi) Lyn Remer, God’s little angel, passed away in her parents’ arms Monday afternoon, April 6, 2009. She was born March 13, 2009 in Toledo, Ohio to her loving parents, Ben and Amy (Schimming) Remer of Swanton, Ohio.
Left to cherish her memory are her grandparents, Ron and Patti Schimming and Mike and Sue Remer; her great-grandparents, Bernadette Kaminski and the late Zigmund Kaminski, the late Woodrow and Loretta Schimming, Bob and Connie Terry, and Sandy and Marvin Remer; her aunts and uncles, Tarie and Bill Simile, Jackie and Phil Stankiewicz, Michelle and Nathan Bowe, Lori and Joe Bolyard, Leigh and Adam Pancoast, and Ashley Remer; and her cousins, Sydnie and AJ Simile, Sophia and Tessa Stankiewicz, Isaiah and Landon Bolyard, and Hudson Pancoast; and her loving friends.

Friends and family may gather Saturday, April 11th at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 Dodge St. in Swanton, where a memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m.

A memorial fund, “R” Angel, has been created in memory of Remi. Proceeds will be used to help families of children with Down syndrome as well as families of sick children that spend many days in the hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to this fund at National City Bank in Swanton, 110 W. Airport Hwy.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at


  1. Hey Uncle Rem,

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I am so sorry about your loss. If you ever need anything don't hesitate to let me know.

    With much love and sympathy,
    Mike Haydon

  2. Amy and Ben, Our sympathy in the loss of Remi.Also our thank you for sharing this intimate portrait and journey of her life. She has touched and will continue to influence others on this side.What a beautiful baby girl.
    With love and support, Rick and Ronda Miller
    PS We think her parents are pretty amazing also!!

  3. My name is Kelly Gerken. A family member of mine from Liberty Center wrote to tell me the story of your precious Remi. I'm so blessed to read about and see the beautiful pictures of your sweet daughter. I just wanted to write to you as a mother who has said goodbye to her babies...and offer you my heartfelt prayers. I am so sorry for the loss of your little angel. My family's story is told on our blog: . If there is anything we can do for you, please write to us anytime at

    Praying for God's comfort as He carries you through with His sufficient grace...

  4. Dear Amy and Ben,
    We have never met formally, but in having the honor of knowing and working with your Mom, Patti, and in hearing updates on how you both and Remi are doing, and then having the ability to share in the beautiful thoughts and prayers within your blog - I really wanted to write to you. I hope it’s OK.
    One of my first thoughts today upon getting ready for the holiday is of you both, Remi, and of your family. I know I’m not alone in this. And I know I’m not alone in being so thankful that you all have each other, your strong faith, and the love and support of all of your friends and family.
    For the last several months, from afar, I have admired and so respected your quiet strength and candor. Such extraordinary parents to foster yet protect the open innocence of your special little girl and to share with her the beauty of the world as seen through her eyes.
    My heart goes out to you both and to your family and you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Thanks so much for sharing your blog and for your avenue for donation to help others.
    Sincerely, Kimberlie