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Obituaries from the week of Dec. 29, 2010

Marlin Timmerman, 79

Funeral services for Marlin J. Timmerman, 79, were conducted at Grace Lutheran Church in Westbrook Dec. 18.

The retired Westbrook area farmer was a member of the Tracy-based National Guard unit that was activated during the Korean War and sent to the U.S. Army camp at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

Born Oct. 28, 1931, at the Home Hospital in Slayton, Mr. Timmerman was a lifelong member of Grace Lutheran Church in Westbrook, where he was baptized on Nov. 8, 1931, and confirmed on April 1, 1945.   He attended District 68 School in Westbrook Township and enlisted in the National Guard in 1949.  He received his honorable discharge on Nov. 15, 1952.  He married Inez Mae Nelson on Sunday, Dec. 27, 1953, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook.  They raised two sons: Bradley Dean and Tracy Loren, and lived on their home place until moving into Westbrook in 2009.

A founding member of the Westbrook Lion’s Club, Mr. Timmerman served 12 years on the Westbrook Township Board and was also active in the Westbrook American Legion.  He served as the Lions president several times, was the Legion Commander, and was a township supervisor.  Mr. Timmerman was president of Grace Lutheran Church when a fire severely damaged the church in 1996.  He helped supervised its reconstruction.

His leisure interests included farming, Hereford cattle, hunting, fishing, and traveling.  He died Dec. 15 at the Westbrook Good Samaritan Center.  Survivors include his wife, sons, and five grandchildren.

Internment was at the Westbrook Cemetery.  The Westbrook Funeral Home provided arrangements.