Marlene Patricia Lutz Timmerman
1931 - 2020
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TIMMERMAN, Marlene Patricia Lutz Marlene Patricia Lutz Timmerman was born on August 23, 1931 in Tiffin, Ohio. She grew up in the depression era and contracted pneumonia and almost didn't survive but thank God she lived! Times were hard and money and food were scarce. Marlene stood in breadlines for food and learned true recycling as nothing was wasted. Dresses were hand sewn from flour sacks. She grew up attending St. Mary's Catholic Private Elementary School and Calvert High School where she learned Latin which afforded her with an excellent vocabulary. She attended Heidelberg University and received her licensed practical nurse (LPN) certification. She worked at St Mercy Hospital in Tiffin Ohio and married Ralph Hodgson in 1953. They had three boys, Mike, Mark, & Eric Hodgson, and after her husband, Ralph returned from the Korean War, he died suddenly from a brain aneurysm. Marlene left all of her family support and bravely moved to Corpus Christi, Texas after this tragic loss to begin a new life with the three boys, which were just 3,2, and 1 years of age. She worked as a nurse at Spohn Hospital in Corpus before moving to Austin, TX where she met the love of her life, Theodor Timmerman- T-boy. She married Theodor Timmerman in 1960 and this "city" girl moved to the farm in Pflugerville Texas and had four more children, Tim, Elaine, Beverly and Cheryl. Each was born about one year apart except for the surprise, Cheryl! Motherhood defined this wonderful lady. She worked tirelessly round-the-clock to care for her "Flock" as she so endearingly named the wild bunch of kids. Her "shuttle service" ran 7 kids in many directions, to football, baseball, softball, band practice and games; twirling and piano lessons; drill team and cheerleading practices; etc.. Once the family was out of the nest, she proudly served as a founding member of the Round Rock Hospital Auxiliary. This brought her great joy as she forged many new friendships. She and Te enjoyed social time with the Cosmopolitan Club. Marlene is a proud grandmother of 14 grand-children, and 10 great-grandchildren. Marlene is preceded in death by her husband Theodor Timmerman, Her parents, Marjorie Lutz, and Paul Lutz. Her two loving sisters, Barbara Somers and Kathy Fabrizio of Tiffin, SOhio, She is survived by her loving Brother, John Lutz, wife Connie Lutz, brother-in-law James Somers, her dear children, Mike Hodgson, wife Kathy Hodgson, Mark Hodgson, wife Melissa Hodgson, Eric Hodgson, wife JoAnn Hodgson, Tim Timmerman, wife Leslie Timmerman, Elaine Hebert, Beverly Burk, husband James Burk and Cheryl Greiner. In addition she is loved by her huge Ohio family nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews of around 60 + and growing. Visitation will be held at Beck Funeral Home, 4765 Priem Ln, Pflugerville, TX, Friday, November 20, 2020, from 6-8 pm. Graveside service will be held November 21 at 9:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Pflugerville. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery Fund, or to her favorite charities, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association & St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Nov. 20, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
NOV
20
Visitation
06:00 - 08:00 PM
NOV
21
Graveside service
09:30 AM
Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery
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November 20, 2020
Marlene was my bundle of joy she was full of it never a dull moment. To many memories from getting her out and about. If she was a little spicy in the morning I would ask her “you want round rock donuts” and she would reply yes in a matter of a heart beat. Listening to the radio shaking our shoulders, singing and bursting out, when taking her for a drive around the block. Going for ice cream we didn’t believe in a diet. Live laugh and love and not take life for granted was our mindset. Having our 7and7 was our little secret, she would tell me “just between us merve”. One of her favorite spots to eat was waffles from IHOP with her coffee, and looking at who goes by to either say something nice or not. Making it fun for her too was a challenge from doing videos for her family with her singing and wishing them birthday wishes
She would say “happy birthday to you happy birthday to merv” and I would say not me marlene and had to do it all over again until it was right. She was an inspiration to my life from giving words of wisdom handle everything in life with prayers and this to shall pass, don’t take crap from no one and speak up when u have too. She would say “merv I love you” and I would say I love u too with a big heart and we both would blow it up to heaven, “what would I do without you” she would say to me then I would say what would I do without you too, I would be lost, and she would say “oh merv” she would reply. She loved her music from Elvis Presley to the Bellamy Brothers let ur love flow that was one of her last song that she sang, when giving her bed bath and beyond. God and her flock was the love for her, and appreciating all of her caregivers she would say. ❤She was such a beautiful loving person, so humble and so understanding to everyone that she came across with . If I could I would write a whole book with my beginning adventures with Mr. America and precious Marlene.
Marvelia Perez
Friend
November 20, 2020
Marlene was my bundle of joy she was full of it never a dull moment. To many memories from getting her out and about. If she was a little spicy in the morning I would ask her “you want round rock donuts” and she would reply yes in a matter of a heart beat. Listening to the radio shaking our shoulders, singing and bursting out, when taking her for a drive around the block. Going for ice cream we didn’t believe in a diet. Live laugh and love and not take life for granted was our mindset. Having our 7and7 was our little secret, she would tell me “just between us merve”. One of her favorite spots to eat was waffles from IHOP with her coffee, and looking at who goes by to either say something nice or not. Making it fun for her too was a challenge from doing videos for her family with her singing and wishing them birthday wishes
She would say “happy birthday to you happy birthday to merv” and I would say not me marlene and had to do it all over again until it was right. She was an inspiration to my life from giving words of wisdom handle everything in life with prayers and this to shall pass, don’t take crap from no one and speak up when u have too. She would say “merv I love you” and I would say I love u too with a big heart and we both would blow it up to heaven, “what would I do without you” she would say to me then I would say what would I do without you too, I would be lost, and she would say “oh merv” she would reply. She loved her music from Elvis Presley to the Bellamy Brothers let ur love flow that was one of her last song that she sang, when giving her bed bath and beyond. God and her flock was the love for her, and appreciating all of her caregivers she would say. ❤She was such a beautiful loving person, so humble and so understanding to everyone that she came across with . If I could I would write a whole book with my beginning adventures with Mr. America and precious Marlene.
Marvelia Perez
Friend
November 20, 2020
I only met Mrs. Timmerman a few times, as my parents were also Cosmopolitans, she was always pleasant to speak with.
After reading her story, I have to say not only was she quite a lady but an awesome human being with many blessings in her life.
My condolences to all of her family and loved ones. May she rest in peace now.
Donna Storey Bender
Donna Bender
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