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1ST. LT. JASON TIMMERMAN

BY DAVID HAWLEY

Pioneer Press 1ST. LT. JASON TIMMERMAN


'Great tragedy'
leaves hole in
middle of small
Minnesota town

COTTONWOOD, Minn. — Jason Timmerman was as an "all-American kid" who had enough confidence in high school to date the superintendent's daughter.

A farm kid, Timmerman was part of the large, close-knit Belgian farming community in southwest Minnesota. The news of his death, one of three Minnesotans killed in Iraq on Monday, has hit the village where he grew up hard.

"We are a small rural community," said the Rev. Paul Hadusek, the priest at the family's Belgian Catholic Church, St. Clotilde's in nearby Green Valley. "Jason was known, liked and admired by so many. It is a great tragedy."

On Tuesday, the rural lane leading to the farm of his parents, Gary and Pat Timmerman, carried a steady procession of cars as dozens of relatives and friends paid their respects. A flag in the windswept yard flew at half-staff in front of a small display that included an antique plow and a sign that read, "Support Our Troops."

Timmerman's younger brother, Travis, also is a member of the 151st Field Artillery in Iraq. Travis Timmerman was not with his brother when the bombing took place on Monday. Relatives said Travis Timmerman was expected to arrive home this week.

An older brother, Craig Timmerman, is studying for the priesthood in Rome, and flew home from Italy on Tuesday, Hadusek said.

Jason Timmerman, 24, joined the National Guard in 1997, the year before he graduated from high school, said Palmer Anderson, former superintendent of schools in Cottonwood, a town of about 1,000 residents near Marshall in southwest Minnesota.

"He was an exemplary type of student," Anderson said. He was very involved in school activities, including the Future Farmers of America and varsity football, where he was a lineman.

"He was part of a class of students who prided themselves in knowledge and clean competition," Anderson said. "It was an impressive class."

Timmerman used his military pay with the Guard to help finance college studies at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D., where he received a master's degree in computer and education technology in 2004.

In his online college profile, Timmerman talked about doing community service projects as a student that included working on Habit for Humanity homes in the Twin Cities and serving meals at Loaves and Fishes.

"The majority of the people there were just like anyone else, except they had one misfortune that knocked them off their feet," he wrote.

While working on his graduate degree, Timmerman taught math at a middle school in Madison and later was a math teacher at Lake Benton High School near Pipestone, Minn.

Less than a year ago, he married Theresa Hildebrand, and the two settled in Tracy, a community southeast of Marshall, where Theresa taught high school math.

Timmerman was hired by Northstar Mutual Insurance Co. in Cottonwood, northeast of Marshall, to work as a computer technician.

His parents spent Monday night with their daughter-in-law after learning about Jason Timmerman's death, the Rev. Hadusek said. Her parents drove through the night from their Canadian home and arrived early Tuesday to be with their daughter, Hadusek said. Dozens of relatives of the Timmerman family live in the Marshall area.

Jason Timmerman's younger brother Travis also is a member of the 151st Field Artillery in Iraq. Travis Timmerman was not with his brother when the bombing took place on Monday.
Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 23, 2005.
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October 28, 2016
only the good die young.. I attended your funeral and thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice to our country!
August 21, 2013
To the family of 1st Lt. Jason G. Timmerman:
As you may know, the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation has honored your loved one at its Memorial Day Sunday worship service (each year in May) … since the time of your fallen hero's ultimate sacrifice. We will continue to pay tribute to our nation's veterans … lest we ever forget!

Now we would like to honor you … as the next-of-kin … who have also paid a great price on the altar of liberty. On Sunday 29 September at 11:00 a.m. we will host a Gold Star Family Sunday.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship … as we pay tribute to your sacrifice. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain (Colonel-Retired) Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “By Dying, We Live.” The special music will be the husband/wife vocal/piano — Wickman Duo. Following the worship experience, your family is invited to attend a social time in our Fellowship Hall … with some light refreshments.

As this historic chapel has limited seating, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/286-7296) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans' name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
Leila Campbell
May 4, 2013
To the family of 1st Lt. Jason G. Timmerman:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, 26 May 2013. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 300 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars of our nation's history and give honor to all who have served in the United States Armed Forces and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each 8-foot cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of America's conflicts.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “Freedom:Free, but Costly.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and there place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of the Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the Memorial Garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel. The Memorial Garden will remain until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 27 May (Memorial Day).

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/286-7296) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans' name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/286-7296) or email the office (info@fortsnellingmcf.org) and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Saturday 25 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sunday, 26 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one's cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
Leila Campbell
April 30, 2013
Hello,
We would like to express our deepest condolences and also let the Timmerman Family know that we recently sent Care Packages to American troops in the war zones. Each box carried a dedication sheet that includes the name, service information and a photo of your loved one. We recognize that this is a humble tribute, but we wanted you to know that it is heartfelt and made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals in the youth hockey community and beyond. We will not forget. May God Bless you and keep you strong.
Sincerely,
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign
Charlie Gili
February 23, 2013
To the family and friends of 1st Lt. Jason G. Timmerman:
It has truly been my honor to sign Jason's guest book these past few years. Unfortunately, due to complications from my Multiple Sclerosis, this may be the last message I'm able to write. Please forgive me and know that Jason will always be remembered in my home.
With love and respect ~ Peggy
Peggy Childers
June 26, 2012
Thinking of you this past week at family reunion. My thoughs and prayers to your family and spouse.
Alan Verly
April 20, 2012
To the family of 1st Lt. Jason G. Timmerman:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday 27 May 2012. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 300 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars of our nation's history and give honor to all who have served the United States and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of America's conflicts.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “Lest We Forget Freedom's Cost.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of the Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the Memorial Garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/456-4410) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans' name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/456-4410) or email (info@fortsnellingmcf.org) the office, and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Saturday 26 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sunday 27 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one's cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
February 23, 2012
February 21, 2012
To the family and friends of 1st Lt. Jason G. Timmerman:
Always remembering Jason. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
May 11, 2011
To the family of 1st Lt Jason G Timmerman:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 29 May 2011. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 200 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one. The Memorial Garden’s perimeter will be manned by members of the Patriot Guard and a honor guard from AMVETS Post #1 of Mendota will be posted at the entrance.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars in United States history and give honor to all who have served their country and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of our nation’s wars.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “A Believer’s Look at War.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the memorial garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/456-4410) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/456-4410) or email (info@fortsnellingmcf.org) the office and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat 28 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun 29 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
February 21, 2011
To the family and friends of 1st Lt. Jason G. Timmerman:
Please accept my remembrance of Jason on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
April 28, 2010
To the family of 1st Lt. Jason G. Timmerman:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 30 May 2010. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses to represent all of the wars in United States history and give honor to all who have served their country and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled “A Day of Remembrance.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the memorial garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception; weather permitting will be outside of the Chapel.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (612/970-7866) or email (info@fortsnellingmcf.org) the office and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat 29 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun 30 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
February 21, 2010
To the family and friends of 1st Lt. Jason G. Timmerman:
Remembering Jason on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
January 6, 2010
Dear Family;
Project Compassion is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Artist, founder and President; Kaziah Hancock will be coming to Minnesota in a few months, approximately March 2010. She has been asked by one of your local media agencies to attend an event to honor our Country and the State of Minnesota’s fallen soldiers/heroes. We would be truly honored for the opportunity to paint a portrait of your hero to present it to you and your family. If you have already received a portrait of your hero from us, please keep in mind that we have been approved by our sponsors to paint a second portrait of each soldier as long as it is requested in behalf of the heroes Mother, Father and/or spouse. We only paint these 100% free to the families because of our sponsors. Please visit www.heropaintings.com or contact me directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com. We would be truly honored to have a chance to learn more about each of these fine soldiers, our modern day heroes!
Very sincerely,
Kenna
Project Compassion
Kenna
July 15, 2009
”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,600 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna
Kenna Larra
May 25, 2009
To the Family of Jason Timmerman:

I wanted to express my gratitude to you for raising a son who had strong values and was willing to put his life at risk for our country. Thank you for the sacrifice your family has made. We remember and honor him.
Carol
May 1, 2009
To the family of 1st Lt. Jason G. Timmerman:

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 24 May 2009. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled “Answering the Highest Call.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the memorial garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception in the Chapel’s Fellowship Hall.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (612/970-7866) or email (info@fortsnellingmcf.org) the office and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat 23 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun 24 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
Leila Campbell
February 21, 2009
Family and Friends~
Jason is remembered in our prayers everyday but especially today. He was a great man and touched many lives. I was honered to have known Jason and blessed to have called him a friend. May God continue to bless each of you who were a part of Jason's life!
Sara Kurtenbach
February 21, 2009
To the family of 1st Lt. Jason G. Timmerman:
Jason gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
April 28, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you 1st Lt Timmerman!
April 28, 2008
To the family of 1st Lt. Jason G. Timmerman:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 25 May, 2008. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, LTC Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. will preach a message entitled “The Price of Freedom” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat. 24 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun. 25 May, a “PrayerVigil for Peace” will be held. You are invited to stop by and light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden, then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
Leila Campbell
August 15, 2007
There is nothing that I can say or do to take away the pain or bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer you and your family my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the sacrifice that will forever be etched in the memories of all those who knew him/her. Though tears can never bring him/her back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that he/she made and our sorrow at his/her passing. I believe for every fallen HERO there is a star shining brightly up above to remind us of the precious gift we were given.

Your mission on earth is complete and you are now a member of GOD’s Heavenly armed forces. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the HEROES who have passed before.

I made a special promise to LE RON A. WILSON, a dear family friend who joined the Army with three other friends, one of whom is my son (Le Ron was killed in action on 07/06/07 at the age of 18) on the day he was laid to rest as I touched his coffin, that I would never forget him nor would I forget those that gave their lives for our country before him, with him and after him and so when I came across www.legacy.com, I thought what a great way to keep my promise to Le Ron, so I will continue to leave tributes in each guest book until the day there is no longer the need to leave these tributes to a FALLEN HERO.

REST IN PEACE, HERO, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!

PROUD MOTHER OF A U.S. SOLDIER
Currently stationed in Germany
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
July 15, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by 1st Lt Timmerman and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
April 12, 2007
To the family of Lst Lt. Jason G. Timmerman:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 27 May, 2007. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, LTC Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. will preach a message entitled “Remembering” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org
If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
Leila Campbell
February 21, 2007
In Remembrance of this Fine Young Soldier, 1st Lt. Jason G. Timmerman, on the 2nd anniversary of the day he gave his life for our Country and for Freedom.

May Jason, rest safely in God's Care and know that he is a True American hero, that shall Never Be Forgotten.
May the Peace of the Lord continue to be with the Timmerman family.
There will Never Be Enough Ways, to Humbly Thank these Heroes, for their Supreme Sacrifice, my brother among them. KIA-Vietnam 1967.

"And God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes,
there shall be no more death,
nor sorrow, nor crying,
there shall be no more pain.
For the former things have have passed away."
Revelations 21:4


May you find peace in knowing the love and memories you have of Jason, will remain in your heart forever and that this Country Remembers his sacrifice.
I am So Deeply Sorry for your loss.
Garnet Jenkins
August 18, 2006
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS. I HAVE JUST LEARNED OF YOUR GREAT LOSS AND WISH TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES. PLEASE KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT HERE WHO DO CARE AND YOUR HERO WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. THERE JUST AREN'T ENOUGH WORDS HERE ON EARTH TO EASE YOUR SORROW I KNOW. HOLD TIGHT TO YOUR TREASURED MEMORIES THAT HIS SPECIAL SMILE MAY CONTINUE TO SHINE ON. I PRAY THAT PEACE WILL FIND YOU ALL SOMEDAY. STAY STRONG AND GODSPEED. SEMPER FI

A PROUD MARINE MOM
ROBYN GARSIDE
April 26, 2006
To the family of 1st Lt. Jason G. Timmerman:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 28 May, 2006. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, LTC Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. will preach a message entitled “What Are We to Remember?” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
Leila Campbell
February 21, 2006
My heartfelt sympathy to the Timmerman family in the loss of Jason. I did not know Jason, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young person and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. Jason today it is one year that you were taken. You are a hero and you will never be forgotten.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace
Tom

To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
Tom Gugliuzza-Smith
February 7, 2006
Psalm 23

1
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
3
He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
6
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

This is a verse that I have found to be comforting to me during my husbands death. Remember that when it seems that no one else is round, God is still there with you! And he will be your rock!

My daughter,McKaLyne, and I send our heartfelt sympathy for your loss! God Bless this warrior, God Bless those whom serve freedom's cause! They are our true HERO's!!!!

If you need anything, please feel free to contact me!!!

Wife & Daughter of the Late
Sgt. Audrey Daron Lunsford
KIA May 23, 2005
Vangi & McKaLyne Lunsford
January 20, 2006
Thank you for all you have done for our country!
laurie miller
October 17, 2005
I didn't know Jason personally. My father when to OCS with him though, and became close with him and told me that he was a wonderful husband and soldier. I give my most sincere condolences to his wife and family. He will be missed.
Josh Nilson
September 13, 2005
Wanda Cobb & Family
July 21, 2005
Dear Mrs. Teresa Timmerman and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Timmerman,

I recently learned of the loss of your loved one in Iraq. May I offer my belated condolences to you all upon the passing of your American hero husband/son, Jason, in February.

Please know that other Americans share in your loss and are concerned. It is my prayer that God may continue to grant you and yours an extra measure of peace, comfort, and strength during this difficult time.

May Jason’s legacy of bravery and devotion to our country and its safety be a source of pride to your family, an inspiration to his peers, and forever remembered by a grateful nation.

With deepest sympathy,
Sincerely,
Major Arnold Huskins, USAF
June 15, 2005
My thoughts and prayers remain with you and your families. While I personally did not know Jason, I knew quite a few people that knew Jason. May God bless and keep each one of you taday and through the future.
Carrie Hemiller
April 20, 2005
May God bless your family and bring them comfort. Thank you brave soldier for your selfless sacrifice for the freedom of others.I am humbled and grateful to you. May you now find rest in God's loving embrace.
Susan Johnson
March 26, 2005
Dear Timmerman Family,
I had the oppurtunity to meet and work with Jason in Baghdad. I was known by him as the map guy. I made the maps for his unit and worked closely with Jason. It is with deep sorrow that I sign this guest book. Jason was a professional in carrying out his duties and an outstanding individual. I have about 10 pictures I took with him and I would love for you to have them. My thoughts and prayers are with you, his family. James C. Powley
James Powley
March 11, 2005
I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Jason several times. My husband, Kerry, and Jason became good friends while they were in Officers school at Ft Sill, OK for several months in 2002. Jason was an outstanding Officer and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with Jason's family and wife, Teresa. He was a person who God gave many great talents and he made a difference in many people's lives. We wonder and ask God why? It is so painful when we lose a loved one. Why do these terrible things have to happen in life? It is so hard to understand. Jason was called "home" too soon, but it was God's time. We can rejoice in knowing that we will see him again someday when our time comes. God is faithful. He is the only one who can truely give us peace. Thank you Jason for your unselfishness, your bravory, being a leader and a teacher. You are greatly missed and will never be forgotten.
Colleen Nilson
March 8, 2005
It is difficult for any family of a fallen soldier to understand and cope with the loss. There is always doubt as to whether the mission was worth the sacrifice. Having been in the Infantry, I know that when soldiers are in battle, the lofty goals and ideals disappear and it is only you and your buddy...and every soldier knows that his buddy will never let him down. This trooper did his best and that is all that can be asked. No matter the outcome of this war, his fellow soldiers will never forget him and his legacy will live on.
LTC (RET) Wayne Sabo
March 7, 2005
Dear Timmerman Family and Friends of Jason,

I want to send my prayers for all of you and my thanks for this precious son you gave to defend us. God bless you and give you peace.
Jean Larson
March 5, 2005
To the family and friends of Jason,
I did not know this hero, but I am far too aware of what you are feeling at this time. My family lost a very special person in Iraq on September 11, 2004. My cousin HM3 David Cedergren died while serving our country as well. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of him. Just as my cousin, I'm sure Jason was very proud to be fighting for this country. I send my repects and sympathy to all of you who knew Jason. God Bless you Jason.
Rhiannon Kisch
March 3, 2005
To Jason Grandparents and family our deepest synpathy for the great loss of Jason.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.Thinking of the family at this time.
Laurence and Claire DeGraeve
March 3, 2005
Mr. Timmerman meant a lot to me and my fellow classmates. He was a great teacher with a big heart. He was always ready to help us with whatever we needed. We used to ask him quite frequently for a free day during pre-calc./trigonometry class, he would respond with "Everyday in math class is a free day." He would continually crack jokes..and also get on me for using my calculator for the simple little math I should know how to do in my head. He taught me a lot of math, but also life lessons that i will never forget. Mr. Timmerman, I am so very proud of you, you taught me a lot about life and how to add those fractions like i should have learned in second grade. To his family, thanks again for sharing him with us.I will never ever forget him. God Bless you all.
Kim Sixta
March 2, 2005
To the Family of Jason My Prayers are with you at this time of your lose. I keep all the soliders in my prayers each day I have a brother who has been over in Iraq and other places over there in the past years and I worried about him and all the soliders everyday that there. I will keep you in my prays now and always. Mary
Mary Molitor
March 2, 2005
I did not know Jason but I felt compelled to write to express my deepest sympathies to his wife and all of his family. I have a brother that has been to Iraq and back with a ND Guard Unit who lost three guys while serving there and I know the profound anxiety one feels knowing/thinking about them serving their country. Jason's family is in my family's thoughts and prayers. You are a hero and may you rest in peace.
Michelle
March 2, 2005
To the Timmerman family:

Know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Jason is a hero for his service to our country. Thank God for him and others who are willing to sacrifice for those of us they do not know. God bless you all!
Carol and Shane Matt
March 1, 2005
Jason, although I did not know you, I know the kind of person you are. You are brave, you are unselfish and you are an American Hero. May you watch over your family in their time of need. Rest in peace.
Dottie Englund
March 1, 2005
We wish you our best wishes. He was a brave man, one whom I am glad to have known. From the Baete's from Canada
Ryan Baete
March 1, 2005
I didn't know Jason, but I am from Marshall and did know some of your family, and I want to express my sorrow for your loss, and thank you for the gift of your son, who died defending the ideals of this nation. That is small comfort when you lose a loved one, but know that there are many of us who honor and respect his courage and conviction in serving his country.
Jean Nienaber
March 1, 2005
Your son is truly a hero to those of us who realize the sacrifice he made for our freedom and the freedom of those who have lived in terror for so many years. Thank you so much for giving him to us. You are in our prayers and pray that you may feel the love pouring out to you from all of us who truly believe he did the right thing and paid the sacrifice - God's blessings to your entire family.
JoAnn Nielsen
February 28, 2005
I am originally from Marsall and although I have never had the oppurtunity to meet Jason I feel very saddened by your loss. It has hit me like a ton of bricks. I have cried many tears for all of you and can't imagine what you must be feeling. All the things I have read about Jason have been wonderful. He sounds like an exceptional young man. I am proud of him as I am of all the soldiers and wish the best for all of you and am sorry for your loss. God bless your family and rest in peace Jason.
Karri Nelson
February 28, 2005
Although I did not know Jason as well as some, I knew him enough to know he was a great man that gave the untimate scrifice for his country. He wont be fotgotten and will forever be remembered in our hearts. Thanks for all you've done for us, and this country Jason. You won't be fotgotten and your memory will live on.
Ashley Knott
February 28, 2005
Thank you Jason Timmerman for protecting our flag that waves free because of men like you that have given the ultimate sacrifice.
Roger & Lisa Nesteby
February 26, 2005
To the parents of Jason Timmerman,
Even though I don't know your son, I understand the great sorrow you are feeling by his death in Iraq. The hole in your heart is very deep and unmendable. I am approaching the two year anniversary of the death of my son in Iraq in April and there isn't a day that goes by without uncontrolable tears that fall and the yearning to have my courageous boy back in my arms to love. I wish you peace and comfort and I understand your great loss. They were so young!
Roxanne Kaylor
February 25, 2005
my prayers and thoughts are with the timmerman's, thank you for the ultimate sacrifice and the liberty that you gave for me!
Jose Escamilla
February 25, 2005
May God Bless you and your family, and guide you through the tough times ahead. You are in our thoughts and prayers. This part of Illinois feels your loss, and extends our heartfelt sympathy and love to you.
Ardie,& Nancy Clementz
February 24, 2005
Though there are no words to console you at this time of a great loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Glen and Michelle Hostens
February 24, 2005
To the Family of Jason G. Timmerman,
I am deeply saddened by your loss, but am overwhelmed with pride for His service to our country. I too, have family fighting in Iraq and are aware of the uncertainty of them returning safely. But know this, our men and women are doing great things over there as did your Jason. My family and I are praying for Jason and his family. Godspeed our true and faithful Soldier.
Samantha G.
February 24, 2005
I did not know Jason, yet he is one of our American Hero's. My Son is also serving and I know the worry and pain involved. May your family find peace in good memories.
February 24, 2005
I was not blessed enough to know Jason, but I want to express my deep sorrow to his family and friends. He passed into the next life as a great hero in my eyes.
Kori
February 24, 2005
What a fine young man. He was obviously raised right. I know you are very proud of him, as are all Minnesotans. Be proud of yourselves too. Our family wept when we visited his web-site and grieve when we see his picture and so cannot imagine what you are going through. Bless your broken hearts. We trust you will find peace, forgiveness and healing.
kris Jacobs
February 23, 2005
I did not know Jason, but I feel compelled to leave a note of thanks to him for his service to our country. I am so sorry for the loss all of his family and friends are feeling now. I can not even imagine your pain. I will be praying for healing for all of you. God bless Jason, a true hero.
Angie
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