Marlin “Mike” Timmerman
Marlin “Mike” Timmerman age 79 of Westbrook passed away Wednesday, December 15 at Westbrook Good Samaritan.
Funeral services are 2:00 pm Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church in Westbrook.
Visitation is Friday 5:00-8:00 pm at the Westbrook Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Interment is in the Westbrook Cemetery. The Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Marlin “Mike” Joseph Timmerman, the second son of Joseph and Anna (Comnick) Timmerman was born at the Home Hospital in Slayton, October 28, 1931. He was a lifetime member of Grace Lutheran Church, where he was baptized November 8, 1931, and confirmed April 1, 1945. Mike attended District 68 school in Westbrook Township. He enlisted in the Tracy unit of the National Guard in 1949 and was stationed for two years as a member of the medical battalion with the Army at Camp Rucker, AL. He received his honorable discharge on November 15, 1952. Mike & Inez Mae Nelson, daughter of Edward P. & Anna (Hanson) Nelson, were married on Sunday, December 27, 1953 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook. To this union two sons were born: Bradley Dean & Tracy Loren. Except for his two years in the service, Mike lived on the same Joe Timmerman farm from 1931 until April of 2009 when Mike & Inez moved into their home in Westbrook. Mike always loved being involved in community events. He served 12 years on the Westbrook Township Board, & was one of the original founders of the Westbrook Lion’s Club where he served as president several times. In his younger years, he was a member of the Ecumenical bowling team. Since 1954, he was a member of the American Legion Post 152, serving as commander several times. He enjoyed working at the food stands and taking tickets at various community & school sporting events. Mike actively participated in activities at Grace Lutheran Church, including Bible study group, home communion team, and was president of the church council at the time of the church fire in 1996. He diligently watched the progress of the reconstruction. He enjoyed all outdoor activities associated with farming and especially the Hereford cattle. In the fall he enjoyed hunting, particularly for pheasants, deer and ducks. Many enjoyable times were spent on the lake in the boat or pontoon or just fishing at the cabin that the family remodeled at Starbuck on Lake Minnewaska. Family, relatives, friends and neighbors were always very important to Mike. He enjoyed the annual spring trek with his family and the Grams’ to Nestor Falls, Canada on Lake of the Woods, and enjoyed the Nelson, Comnick and Timmerman family reunions over the years. He also liked watching the history channel and Ice Road Truckers on TV, & playing cards with his buddies at the Elkhorn and the VFW. Mike and Inez traveled much of western & central Canada, 45 US states, and the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea.
Mike is survived by his wife Inez of 57 years; sons: Brad (Carol) of Rochester and Tracy of Dodge Center; five grandchildren: Lee of Blue Earth, Lauren at college in Winona, Travis at Concordia College in Moorhead, and Dylan & Taylor at home in Dodge Center; and other relatives, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant older brother, and his wife’s parents.