Jasper “Jack” Timmer, 79 years old, of Sioux Center, IA, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at his home near Sioux Center, IA. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 25, 2016, at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center with Rev. Travis Else officiating. There will be a prayer service at 9:30 a.m. at the church, with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Sioux Center.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. with family present from 4-6 on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center. Services have been entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent online to www.mfh.com
Jack was born June 15, 1936, in Sioux Center, IA, the son of Albert & Pearl (Rozeboom) Timmer. He was born and raised in Sioux Center, in the very home that he continued to live for all of his 79 years. On June 22, 1956 he married Marlene Van Wyhe in Hull, IA. The couple were planning their 60th wedding anniversary in June.
Jack was a lifelong member of First Reformed Church. Marlene and Jack were youth leaders for many years. Jack provided leadership as a deacon and elder as well. For many years he played for the Tri-State Livestock fast pitch softball team. He was a leader for the Welcome Workers 4H Club. Jack and Marlene were mentors for Atlas of Sioux Center. He was an active member on the boards of Hope Haven, Sioux Center Hospital, Sioux County Pork Producers, Sioux County Cattle Feeders, and the Farmer’s Co-op Society.
Jack was also employed at Joe’s Ready Mix in Sioux Center for several years.
Jack and Marlene supported the activities and sports of Sioux Center Community Schools, where their 5 children and 16 grandchildren all attended. They were fans of Northwestern College which many of their children and grandchildren attended as well.
Jack was an avid outdoorsman, guiding and teaching his children and grandchildren in many hunting and fishing activities at rivers and ponds in the area, taking hundreds of photos along the way. Jack’s passion after retiring was contributing to the beauty of their farmstead. He also enjoyed sitting in the back yard with Marlene and family members when the flowers of summer were in full bloom. His life spoke clearly of his love for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Survivors include: his wife of nearly 60 years, Marlene, their children; Jeff (Mary) Timmer of Sioux Center, IA, Randy (Lisa) Timmer of Sioux Center, IA, Teri (Gary) Dolieslager, of Sioux Center, IA, Rev. Rick (Julie) Timmer of Dell Rapids, SD, Lori (Dan) Zomermaand of Sioux Center, IA. Grandchildren; Emily (Kurt) Rietema, Jill (Danny) Saucedo, Rachel (Eriv) Kruger, April (Joel) De Wit, Cody (Teri) Timmer, Ashley Timmer, Allex (Todd) Rozeboom, Amanda Consoer, Tyler (Melissa) Majerus, Ryan Majerus, Kyle Timmer, Megan Timmer, Brady Timmer, Graham Zomermaand, Noah Zomermaand, and Ethan Zomermaand. Siblings; Delores (Leonard) Leenderts of Hills, MN, Thelma (George) Hedges of Scranton, IA, Marj (Dave) Steffens of Primghar, IA, Linda Clousing of Thinesville, WI and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by: his parents, Albert and Pearl Timmer and Marlene’s parents, Bill and Nellie Van Wyhe. Casket bearers will be Tyler Majerus, Cody Timmer, Ryan Majerus, Kyle Timmer, Brady Timmer, Graham Zomermaand, Noah Zomermaand and Ethan Zomermaand. In lieu of flowers the Timmer family requests to direct memorial
donations to ATLAS and KNWC 96.5, Sioux Falls.
Services have been entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center. Condolences may be sent online to www.mfhonline.com