Herbert L. Timmerman Jr., 82

Herbert L. Timmerman  Jr.Herbert L. Timmerman Jr., 82, of Kewaskum, passed away peacefully at home with his family present.

He was born on Feb. 7, 1933, to the late Herbert and Edna (nee Blumenburg) Timmerman Sr. in Port Washington. Herbert was a hard worker and at age 11 started with two paper routes every morning and evening. Through school Herbert worked on various farms, Smith Bros. Restaurant and the A&P store in Port Washington. In 1953, Herbert was drafted into the Army where he served at Fort Lenard Wood, Missouri, as a map instructor. After his discharge in 1955, he was united in marriage to Donna Kolkema at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, West Bend.

Herbert worked as a certified nursing assistant at Cedar Lake Campus in the 1960s, for the West Bend School District doing maintenance and finally, from 1973-98, at Meadowbrook Manor, where he greatly enjoyed helping the elderly apartment residents. Herbert had many hobbies and interests. He enjoyed collecting antiques, making dollhouses for his grandchildren, polka music ó especially the concertina, gardening and family vacations. Anyone that knew Herbert could count on his lively sense of humor and never taking life too serious. Herbert also had a very deep faith, which helped him through his last few months in hospice care. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Donna; four children, Tina (Mark) Thull, Timothy (Sarah) Timmerman, John (Hae) Timmerman and Scott Timmerman; Seventeen grandchildren, Jennifer, Joseph, Angela, Kathryn, Jeffrey, Thomas, Timothy, Kambranique, Brandon, Jermaine, Natasha, Chantel, Eve, Derek, Zachary, Parker and Taylor; 13 great-grandchildren, Dylan, Zach, Mackenzie, Weston, Ryland, Ashlyn, Alexis, Antoine, Alivia, Anthony, Madalyn, Wyatt and Edin; and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Patsy Wendtland and Judy Heyden; and two brothers, Joel and Terry Timmerman.

Memorials to the Climbing for Hospice climbingforhospice.org or Serenity Hospice are appreciated by the family.

A special thank you to Dr. Larry Gill, The staff at Serenity Hospice Care, Nurse Practitioner Marsha, Case Manager April, Social Worker Lisa, the Rev. Father Chris and Home Health Aid Crystal for all there help and care.

Herbert will be laid to rest with a private family service at the Union Grove Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.myrhum-patten.com.