Kathryn Timmermann

Kathryn Timmermann, age 95 of Fort Dodge, IA, formerly of Sibley, IA died Monday, October 7, 2013 at the Bickford Assisted Living in Fort Dodge, IA.

Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley, with Pastor Judith Johnson officiating.  Burial will take place prior to the memorial service in the Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.

The Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley is handling arrangements.

Kathryn was born on January 28, 1918, the daughter of Claus (Nick) and Jennie (Paterni) Fisher of Little Rock, IA. She was united in marriage to John M. Timmermann on December 19, 1939 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Viola Township. They farmed northwest of Sibley until 1955 when they moved to Sibley, IA. Kathryn was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Kathryn worked at the Sibley Ben Franklin store and then at Merrick Printing. She clerked auction sales with T&K Sales. In October of 2009 they moved to Bickford Assisted Living in Fort Dodge, IA. Kathryn loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her special treasures.

Kathryn is survived by one daughter, Karen (Rodney) Reitsma of Fort Dodge, IA; one son, Dennis (Jan) Timmermann of Sioux Falls, SD; eight grandchildren, Susan (Paul) Sorlien of Dakota City, IA, Kathy Reitsma of Ames, IA, Sandie Reitsma of Fort Dodge, IA, Randy (Deb) Reitsma of West Des Moines, IA, Leslie (Al) Penning of Sioux Falls, SD, Kevin (Kerrie) Totman of Dakota City, NE, Michele (Chad) Haeder of Sioux Falls, SD, and Erik ( Netta) Totman of South Sioux City, NE; twelve great grandchildren, Brittney and Matthew Penning, Mindy, Kristen, and Nathan Sorlien, Dyani Collins, Jordyn and Dawson Haeder, Macy Andresen, Brandon, Ahren and Taryn Reitsma.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 71 years, John; her daughter, Carol Totman; three brothers: and three sisters.

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