Doris Timmerman

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Timmerman, Doris Helen

Doris Helen Timmerman (Russell) passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, May 3, 2013 after a brief battle with cancer. Doris was an incredibly loving and giving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who spent much of her time volunteering at her grandchildren's schools, Jehovah Jireh Ministries Food Bank, and St. Pius X Church, where she was a member for over 50 years. She enjoyed many of life's simple pleasures; however, she would drop whatever she was doing at a moment's notice to be there for family or friend who had a need. She loved working in her yard and took pride in her beautiful, bountiful flower and vegetable gardens, and the raspberries and blackberries she grew for her grandchildren to pick and eat by the handfuls. She was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed teaching her children and grandchildren how to cook, bake, can, sew, knit and take care of their homes and belongings with pride. Doris was born Doris Helen Conard on Jan. 27, 1934, in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., where she grew up the daughter of Joseph and Beatrice (Paul) Conard. She was graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School. She retired from Highland Chrysler Plymouth of Grand Rapids after 23 years of dedicated service.

Doris leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Karen (Ted) Stone, Mark (Lisa) Russell, Terri Rumble, and stepchildren, Dee Regnerus, Debbie (John) Little, and Dan (Mary) Timmerman. She leaves her grandchildren, Michael (Jen) Russell, Jeff, Tom, Katherine and Bennett Stone, Alex Russell, Pierson and Olivia Rumble, and her great-grandson Logan Russell. She is survived by her twin sister, Dorothy Conard, and her brother, Tom Conard, and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Timmerman, and her former husband, Eugene Russell; grandson, Nicholas Stover; and her brothers, John, Lawrence, Alvin, Norman, Donald, Harold, Edwin and Roger Conard.

In Doris' continuing spirit of giving, she has made an anatomical gift to the University of Michigan. There will be a Memorial Mass on Saturday, May 25, 1 p.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3927 Wilson Ave., Grandville, Mich. Luncheon to follow service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Pius X Church - Food Pantry at the above address. Arrangements by:




Published in Door County Advocate on May 18, 2013
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