Lynn Harold Timm, 82, went to be with his heavenly father, with his “little girl” by his side, on February 8, 2018 at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Lewiston Idaho.
Daddy was born December 21, 1935 in Scranton North Dakota to the late Frank Albert Timm and Evangeline Rhodora Bull Brown Timm. He was the oldest of 6 kids, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.
After graduating high school in Scranton in 1953, he went on to get his Teaching Certificate from Dickinson State College in Dickinson ND. He taught grades 1-8 in a 1 room country school for a few years before volunteering for the United States Army draft in 1960. The Army took him to Germany and was able to serve there alongside one of his brothers. While in Germany he studied surveying and artillary.
Daddy left North Dakota and relocated to Washington State where, In December 1966, he became the proud father of his first daughter, LaShel Lynn. While in Washington, he worked for Henkle & McCoy, and the Boeing plant in Renton in electrical maintenance.
Daddy returned to North Dakota where he met the love of his life, Verna Lou Norby. They were married and started their life together in Hunter on September 25, 1969. Their “little girl”, Deanna Joy, arrived in July 1972. While in Hunter, daddy worked for Polar Telephone, became one of the first certified Emergency Care Technicians (EMT today), and was a Boy Scout troop leader.
In 1978, the three of us moved to Eureka Montana. Daddy began working for Interbel Telephone and went on to retire from Lincoln Electric Co-op in 1998. Dad found retirement somewhat boring and became a volunteer emergency dispatcher for the Eureka Area Dispatch District for a couple of years.
Daddy had several passions in life. During his younger adult years, he had several country/western bands. As far back as I can remember, he loved to sing, play his guitar, and harmonica. He loved the Lord and serving his church, playing in the praise band, singing in contata’s, acting as head usher, teaching Sunday School, cooking for the Easter breakfast and whatever else was needed. He was proud to have been able to go to Mexico on a mission trip with mom in 2004. I can’t even begin to count the number of people he taught to play, and love, the game of cribbage as much as he and I did.
Most of all, dad was a family man. In 1999, mom and dad began building their dream home on 3.3 acres just outside Eureka where they lived until he lost the love of his life to cancer in January 2012. Daddy moved to Moscow Idaho in October 2012 to be near me. He volunteered at the Habitat for Humanity Surplus Store before deciding to completely retire for good.
In July 2015, daddy was able to reunite with his “peanut”, LaShel Lynn, and meet his precious granddaughter, Dakota Lyn. We have been a family ever since.
Daddy moved into the Idaho State Veterans Home in Lewiston Idaho August 30, 2017. If you ever want to know what a house full of angels look like, visit the Veterans Home. “His girls” took tare of and truly loved him. Daddy would wink and flirt with “his girls”, and his love for them showed.
Daddy touched the lives of everyone he met with his smile, his wink, his generosity and his sense of humor. He never walked passed someone without stopping to talk or tell a quick, and sometimes not so quick, story.
Daddy, you are missed by so many, no one more than me. I will always be “your little girl”. Thank you for being my daddy and always allowing me to tag along where ever you went; taking me hunting, fishing, camping, teaching me to ride motorcycles, how to fix cars so the boys couldn’t pull the “I ran out of gas” scam, singing with me and making me your famous oyster stew and stuffing. I can say without a doubt that going yard saleing will never be the same-ever. You are my first and longest best friend. Rest easy poppa, you are now re-united with momma.
Daddy is survived by his two daughters; Deanna (Dave) Vance of Viola ID, LaShel and granddaughter Dakota Brown of Koxville TN.; his brothers, Frank (Shirley) Timm of Moses Lake, WA, Jim (Linda) Timm of Laramie, WY and Lee (Priscilla) Timm of Hettinger, ND; his sisters, Ann Cook (Joyce French) of Lakeside AZ, and Faye Timm of Hettinger ND. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded by two brothers, Eugene & Gary
Daddy’s celebration of life is Thursday, February 15th at Shorts Funeral Chapel at 11:00 am. A graveside service will follow at the Viola Cemetery where he will be laid to rest next to his Verna Lou. Dad loved his family at the Shari’s Restaurant in Moscow, so to complete our celebration, we will then head there for coffee and pie. Everyone is welcome.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel of Moscow and Condolences may be left at www.shortsfuneralchapel.com