FORT RECOVERY - Gerald E. "Jerry" Timmerman, 87, Fort Recovery, Ohio, died peacefully Nov. 9, 2013, surrounded by his family, at Briarwood Village Nursing Home, Coldwater, Ohio.
He was born July 13, 1926, in Sharpsburg, Ohio, to the late Anthony Timmerman and the late Frances (Rammel) Timmerman.
On June 10, 1950, he married Irene (Gruss) Timmerman, who survives. Also surviving are five sons - Ed (Jeanette) Timmerman of Independence, Mo., Mark (Dixie) Timmerman of Fort Recovery, Ohio, Dave (Lisa) Timmerman of Fort Recovery, Ohio, Kevin (Lucy) Tmmerman of St. Henry, Ohio, Roger Timmerman of Fort Recovery, Ohio; six daughters - Thelma (Bob) Parks of Greenville, Ohio, Pat (Ken) Stammen of Fort Recovery, Ohio, Sue (Ken) Flory of Union City, Ind., Lois (Steve) Vogel of Fort Recovery, Ohio, Sally (Don) Siegrist of Fort Recovery, Ohio, Joyce (Tom) Fullenkamp of Fort Recovery, Ohio; two sisters - Edna (Paul) Klingshirn of Coldwater, Ohio, and Lucille (Jerry) Laux of Fort Recovery, Ohio; 29 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; daughter-in-law - Ginny (Jeff) Pugh of Fort Recovery, Ohio; three sisters-in-law - Jean Timmerman of Minster, Ohio, Loudonna Timmerman of Coldwater, Ohio, and Alma Timmerman of Coldwater, Ohio; two brothers-in-law - Bernard Hartings of St. Henry, Ohio, and Urban Dirksen of Fort Recovery, Ohio.
Deceased are an infant daughter, Mary, a son, Tony Timmerman, two grandchildren, three brothers - Wilfred Timmerman, Richard Timmerman and Louis Timmerman; five sisters - Erma Eischen, Ruth Gruss, Joan Hartings, Esther Hartings and Bernice Dirksen.
He was employed at the former New Idea, Coldwater, Ohio, and retired from farming. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post 345 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6515, both of Fort Recovery. He belonged to the Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery, Ohio.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church with Father Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial will follow at St. Marys Cemetery, Fort Recovery, Ohio. Military graveside honors will be conducted by the American Legion.
Calling is 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brockman - Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, Ohio. Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Hospice.