Velmer L. Timm, age 86, of Pine River passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born on September 21, 1928 on the family farm where he resided his entire life. He was the son of the late Alvin and Esther (Robbert) Timm. On June 7, 1952, Velmer married Joan Peterson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waupaca. She preceded him in death on April 14, 2009. Velmer was a dedicated lifelong member of Emmaus Lutheran Church in the Town of Lind, where he served in many offices. Velmer farmed on the Timm family homestead which was established in 1891. He also was employed at the Waupaca Foundry and hauled milk for Wagner’s.
Velmer is survived by his children: Mary, Weston, WI; Kris, Waupaca; Kathy, FL; Kent, Waupaca and Scot (Barb), New London; grandchildren: Matt, Madison; Jamie, Atlanta, GA; Tiffany (Eric), Waupaca; Holly (Mike), Oshkosh; Brittany, Oshkosh; Dean, Appleton; Natascha, Milwaukee and Farrah, New London; great-grandchildren: Braden and Caitlynn, Oshksoh, and JR, Milwaukee; his sister, Elvis Behm, West Bloomfield; his sister-in-law, Marilynn Timm, West Bloomfield, and sister and brother-in-law, Harold and Jeanne Falke, Weyauwega. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Velmer was preceded in death by his wife, Joan; his son, Dale and his brother, Vilas.
Velmer enjoyed driving and working on his tractors, mowing his huge lawn, and just working around the farm after he retired. He also loved visiting with friends, relatives and neighbors. He was an awesome man and had many friends, young and old that adored him. Even though he didn’t hunt, he loved hunting season and enjoyed stopping in the hunting shack, visiting with the family hunters.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Emmaus Lutheran Church, N180 County Rd. A, Waupaca. Rev. Kurt Schilling will officiate. Burial will be in Lind Center Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, at the Lewin Funeral Home, from 4-8 p.m., and on Wednesday, at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established for Emmaus Lutheran Church.
Special thanks to Rosalie Timm for helping to care for Dad so he could be at home; also thank you to Marilynn Timm for all your help with dad and bringing over so many delicious meals; and sister Elvis for all of you visits with Dad. Also a very special Thank You to our two caregivers, Lainey and Tracy who took such loving care of Dad. We would also like to Thank all of the hospice nurses who visited and made Dad’s last days more comfortable; and to all of those people who stopped to visit or help out in any way.