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