Edward O. Timm, 91 died peacefully at home on Friday, April 5. Born Feb. 18, 1922 in Michigan City, Indiana, he was the son of Edward C. and Lena Wagner Timm. He graduated from St. Mary's High School where he played football and founded the Boomerang Club on the eve of WWII. The club was named in the hope that all its members would return safely home from the war. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Eugenie Carlin Timm of Fort Wayne. He leaves his children Mary Timm Gomes of Fort Wayne, Michael Edward Timm (Jeanne D'Amico) of Milford, MA, Margaret Ellen Timm (John Zimmerman) of Fort Wayne and Robert Carlin Timm (Laurie Manos) of Odenton, MD. Also surviving are one sister, Therese (William) Wing and sister-in-law Alice Timm, all of Michigan City. Seven grandchildren, Daniel A. Zimmerman (Sarah), Mary Timm-Zimmerman (Kyle Carey), Mattie Timm-Zimmerman, Michael E. Timm Jr, Allison Timm, Jane Gomes and Carlin Timm survive. He leaves behind a large and loving extended family and enjoyed get-togethers with a host of loving nieces and nephews and their spouses and children, and he was able to hold his first great-grandchild, John Gammon Zimmerman, born in February. Preceding him in death were his parents, his brother, Jerome J. Timm, DDS and sister Margaret Mary (Peg) Rathnow and sisters and brothers in law Helen (Meers) Timm, Stanley Rathnow, Martha and Eldon Siebenaler and J.Donald and Mary (Carlin) Brogan. Ed served three years in the Army Air Corps, stationed in Wendling, England, where he was Tech. Sgt. In charge of bombsite maintenance with Group 392. The first of his family to attend college, he graduated from Purdue with a degree in mechanical engineering and went to work for Corcoran Engineering in Chicago and the Hayes Corporation in Michigan City. In 1958, he struck out on his own, moving his young family to the Boston suburbs to start the Timross Corporation representing manufacturers of industrial instruments and controls. His equipment was used in the space program, nuclear power plants, oil drilling platforms and industry throughout New England. Ed and Jean made their home in Framingham, Mass, where they made dear lifelong friends, and were avid golfers at the Framingham Country Club. The 1990s and retirement took them to Vero Beach, Florida, where they immersed themselves in the golf scene. Since 2005, they have made their home in Fort Wayne. One of the highlights of the past year of his life was accompanying Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana to the World War II Memorial in Washington DC, a trip he found profoundly moving. His family will remember him as a man of honor and compassion, bold deeds, hard work and accomplishment, and unwavering devotion. Catholic funeral liturgy was April 9, 2013 at - D. O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815. Burial of ashes will be at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery in Waterloo, IN. Preferred memorials to St. Mary's Soup Kitchen of Fort Wayne or Honor Flight Northeast Indiana, c/o the funeral home.
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Published in The Newton Tab from Apr. 13 to Apr. 20, 2013