ROCHELLE — James E. Timm, 80, passed away Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, with his family by his side. Jim was born Feb. 10, 1938 to Clarence and Harriet (Onan) Timm in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
He was a great salesman and loved the opportunity his job gave him to meet new people and make those personal connections. Jim was a very kind person who never knew a stranger.
In 1980, Jim was a founding member of the Flagg Center Fire Department and the very first fire chief.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by Trudie Timm and his two brothers, Harland and Nathan Timm.
Jim is survived by his wife, Helene, of Rochelle; three daughters, Tami (the late John Helfrich) Rhea of Rochelle, Suann (Gary) Wells of Burlington, Iowa, and Karen (Michael) Collins of Rochelle; two brothers, Gene (Marianne) Timm and Harris (Nancy) Timm, both of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; seven grandchildren, Samuel Rhea, Raeanne (Jeff) Boyer, Ashley Danekas, Zachery Danekas, Nathan Kent Timm, Christopher Collins and Lindsey Collins; five great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Cathy and Linda Timm; and many nieces and nephews.
The visitation will be from 4 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. Sixth St., Rochelle. There will be an additional visitation at 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 1 at the First Baptist Church, 810 Woolf Ct., Rochelle, with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Doug Cowan officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded after the service.
A memorial has been established. Visitwww.ungerhorner.com to sign the online guest book.