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Ronald H. Timmerman

October 25, 1945 - July 15, 2020

Ronald  H.  Timmerman

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Ronald H. Timmerman, of Poplar Grove, IL, passed away Wednesday, July 15th, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Ron was born on October 25th, 1945 in Osage, IA to Margaret Enfield and Heinz Timmerman. In Elkton, MN, on July 30th, 1966, he married Dixie L. Bublitz, the love of his life. They raised two sons, Michael and Ronald Scott, and one daughter, Michele.
Ron pursued vocational education in Austin, MN, and worked as a mechanic in LeRoy, MN, before moving to Belvidere to work for Chrysler Automotive Group for 35 years. He was a hard worker, and often found himself working multiple jobs simultaneously, most notably, Chrysler and KB Farms. Ron loved to be busy, and while many would enjoy retirement in a lawn chair or on a beach, It wasn’t long after he retired that Ron began to work for the Public Safety Building in Belvidere. He worked there until 2016. Over his lifetime, he was a member of many organizations, including the Moose Lodge in Belvidere, IL, Boone Lake’s Country Club, the Sharon Driftskippers, and the Walco and Towlow camping clubs. Whether it was through work or through these various organizations, Ron made many friends, each of whom he cherished deeply.
Ron had passion that was wide-reaching. He loved his community, the outdoors, old cars, and his family. He had a warm heart and an infectious laugh that could make anyone’s day better. When he wasn’t working or fixing something for his family and friends, he was in his shed with his son, Scott, working on restoring old cars. If he wasn’t in his shed, he was spending time in the great outdoors with his wife and close friends, attending car shows, or blazing through winter trails on his snowmobile. No matter what, he was always vibrant and full of life.
Ron is preceded in death by his grandparents, Elga and Ellen Enfield; his father, Hinez Timmerman; his step-father Raymond Jacobson; his brother-in-law, Chan Barksdale; and his eldest son, Michael Timmerman. He is survived by his wife, Dixie Timmerman; mother, Margaret (Enfield) Jacobson; children, Michele (James) Pearson and Scott Timmerman; sister, Judy (Chan) Barksdale; grandchildren, Ashlea (Jaskamaldeep) Dosanjh, Emilee (Michelle Sherman) Pearson, Taylor (Dan Kitchen) Timmerman, and Evan Timmerman; aunts, Helen Corfits, and Dorothy Bergan; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A walk-through visitation will be held on Friday, July 24th, from 4:00- 7:00 PM, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 25th, at 1:00 PM, at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, 105 E. Grove St., Poplar Grove, IL 61065. He will be laid to rest in Belvidere Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests for memorial donations to the American Cancer Foundation, or other organizations that Ron was passionate about. To light a candle or share a memory please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Friday, July 24, 2020
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A walk-through visitation will be held on Friday, July 24th, from 4:00- 7:00 PM, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Poplar Grove United Methodist Church

815-765-2001

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 25th, at 1:00 PM, at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, 105 E. Grove St., Poplar Grove, IL 61065. In lieu of flowers, the family requests for memorial donations to the American Cancer Foundation, or other organizations that Ron was passionate about.

He will be laid to rest in Belvidere Cemetery.

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Sorry to hear this news.. Ron was a delight, friendly and always made time for my visits . Dixie my heart goes out to you and the family, cherish the many memories and know he’s at peace like no other .

Paula Kurpeski 2020-07-22T13:07:37

Scott. Taylor, and Evan sorry to hear of your loss of your father.
Jan and I are keeping you and the rest of the Timmermans in
our thoughts and prayers.

Kenneth and Janet Washburn 2020-07-21T12:52:35

I am so sorry for your families loss.my prayers are with you. Peggy Jones

Peggy Jones 2020-07-21T09:50:16

Michelle, my deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Joe and Merry Shane

Merry F Shane 2020-07-21T06:42:12

Ron was a great man! He was always kind over the years, in good and bad circumstances. That shows the true soul of a person, and he had a kind soul. He will be missed by many. Prayers for his whole family.

Marsha Jordan 2020-07-20T20:02:51

Oh, Michele….I am so, so sorry about your dad. Sending sympathy, blessings and hugs to you and your family. God bless.

Diane Baird 2020-07-20T19:52:43

I am so sorry for the loss of a wonderful man in your family.

Pam Larsen 2020-07-20T19:06:12

My sincere and deeply felt sympathy to Ron’s family, especially Dixie, Michele and her family.
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Marcia Robson 2020-07-20T18:46:43

Ron was one in a million friend that we cherished for decades. Warm,friendly, generous, kind and sincere. We will miss him.

Cathy Ward 2020-07-20T18:42:21

Been so many years. Was always a pleasure to be around. We were Pals and I’ll miss him.

Percy Gordon 2020-07-20T17:25:52

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