Keith Charles Timmerman (1935 - 2017)

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Kenneth Charles Timmerman was born in Brighton May 30, 1935, to Henry and Olga (Bredehoft) Timmerman. He passed to glory Aug. 23 at Inglenook Retirement Center.
He attended Whittier Country School for first and second grades and Zion Lutheran School third through eighth grades. In 1954, he graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School, Seward, Neb. He received a scholarship to study engineering at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind., but, at 19 years of age upon the death of his father, he began managing the family wheat farm east of Brighton.
 While at Concordia, he met his future wife, Floy Heermann. They were married in 1955 and raised their five children on or near the family farm.
 Service was a way of life for Ken. He was a member of the Colorado Air National Guard and held various offices at Grace Lutheran Church in Hudson and at Zion Lutheran Church in Brighton. He was a 20-year member of the Brighton Volunteer Fire Department, serving in the officer line, as fire chief and officer in the Tri-County Fighter Fighters Association. He served as chair of the Adams County Communication Board for more than 15 years and was a charter member of the emergency telephone service authority board, resulting in the creation of the E911 system.
Though no longer a wheat grower, he remained a lifelong farmer at heart. He enjoyed his membership in the Flying Farmers of America. He worked for the Great Northern Sugar Co. and was a commissioner for the Northern Colorado Department of Water Resources. While serving in these capacities, he felt blessed to work at least part-time every season for 51 years as a field man for the United States Farm Service Administration.
   His parents; two brothers, Harvey and Lester; a son, Kim (Sharon) Timmerman); a daughter, Stephanie Ayers; and a granddaughter, Lisa Kauffman, preceded him in death.
His survivors are his wife; a sister, Helen Schwab; a brother Willard (Berniece); daughters, Mary Truax, Christa (Ron) Nelson, and Heidi Buss; grandchildren, Clayton (Andrea) Brown, Kyle (Crystal) Brown, Jamie Kauffman, Kent (Jodi) Kauffman, Alexis Buss-Fehringer, Zachary (Gwen) Buss, Jordan Buss, Jessica (Cameron) Carlson, Megan (Luke) Newlon and Lynsey Ayers' great-grandchildren, Chloe Wollin, Evelyn Brown, Kolton Brown, Keaton Brown, Tanner Kauffman, Jaydn Kauffman, Tatum Carlson, Cason Carlson and Greysen Buss.
  Memorial services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 1, at Zion Lutheran Church, 1400 Skeel St., Brighton. Memorial gifts may be given to Zion Lutheran Church and School or a .
Tabor-Rice Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
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Tabor Rice Funeral Home
75 S. 13th Ave
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 654-0112
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Published in Fort Lupton Press on Aug. 30, 2017
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