Esther Florence Timm, 99

Esther Florence Timm, 99, passed away Good Friday, April 7, 2023, at Sunny Hill Care Center in Tama under the care of Iowa River Hospice. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 11:00 AM at St. John Lutheran Church in rural Tama with Pastor Catherine Burroughs officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in rural Tama. Visitation will be held Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church.

Esther was born on October 12, 1923, in Adams, Nebraska, the daughter of Herman William and Mary Ona “Leona” (Hobson) Schmutte. She moved to Iowa in January 1927. Esther attended rural schools and graduated in 1941 from Tama High School. She then taught country schools from 1941 to 1945 in Tama County.

On April 7, 1945, she was united in marriage to Glen Timm at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They farmed near Garwin for fifteen years and in 1960 moved to the Timm home farm south of Tama. They retired in 1989 after fifty-two years of farming, and moved to Toledo. Esther was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Tama. She was very active as a volunteer in many organizations which included, 4-H leader for the Columbia Climberettes for fifteen years, Howard and Columbia Township Women’s Farm Bureau Club which she held various offices, President of the Tama County Women’s Farm Bureau along with various other offices, Tama County CowBelles, Tama County Porkettes, Maple Grove Cemetery Association, Tama County Republican Women, and Council of Aging. Esther received the Volunteer of the Year award from Governor Branstad. She enjoyed decorating wedding cakes. Esther loved to cook, garden and sew, making a quilt for each grandchild.

Survivors include her children, Darold Timm, of Mingo, and Sandra Chandonia, of Toledo; grandchildren: Jennifer (Philip) Flattre, of Chandler, AZ, Bradley Timm, of Mingo, Jeff (Sarah) Timm, of Hartwick, Jared (Kimberly) Timm, of Queen Creek, AZ, Michael (Alyssa) Timm, of Pavillion, NE, Stacy (Dusty) Hauser, of Grinnell, Tiffany (Tim) Feisel, of Traer, Rodney Timm, of Toledo, Lindsey (Dusty) Bevins, of Dalton, MN, Jeremy (Virginia) Chandonia, of Round Rock, TX, Aimee (Darin) Blocker, of Toledo, and Justin Chandonia, of Toledo; great grandchildren: Charlotte Flattre, of Chandler, AZ, Kassianne Timm, of Des Moines, Tanner Miller, of Keystone, Conner, Aidan, Devin, Lucia and Logan Timm, of Hartwick, Trinity, Connie, Dylan and Kendyl Timm, of Queen Creek, AZ, and Kelsey, Jason and Audrey Timm, of Pavillion, NE, Clayton (Megan) Blocker, of Hiawatha, Carlee Feisel (Cody Norton), of Fairfield, Chloe Feisel, of Traer, and Conway Feisel, of Traer, Jessica (Anthony) Wilson-Healy, of Cedar Rapids, Jacob Timm, of Toledo, Lyanna, Riley and Addilyn Bevins, of Dalton, MN, Cheyenne Blocker (Julian Ramon), of Garland, TX, Skyla Blocker, Abigail Smiley and Braylynn Blocker, of Toledo, Ashley and Megan Chandonia, of Round Rock and Tristan, Timm, Tucker and Trevor Chandonia, of Toledo; great-great grandchildren: Lauren and Elizabeth Blocker, of Hiawatha, Hendrix Ramon, of Garland, TX, Bentley Stechcon, of Chelsea, and Jersey Blocker, of Toledo; niece, Elaine Schmutte, of Chelsea; nephew, Ron (Mary) Timm, of Toledo.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Glen on March 25, 2006; one son, Gerald Timm; baby sister, Blanche Agnes Schmutte; brother, Harold Schmutte; daughter-in-law, Ellen Timm.

Memorials may be directed to St. John Lutheran Church in rural Tama.

Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo, is assisting the family with arrangements.