Mr. Paul “Slim” E. Timmerman, 85, 14492 Kohler Lane, Wapakoneta, died at 3:07 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Sept 2, 1927, in Wapakoneta, the son of Emma (Bonnoront) and Lawrence Timmerman. In August 1950, in St.Marys, he married Delores “June” Whited, who is deceased.
Surviving are two daughters, Bonnie S. Jones, of St.Marys, and Marlene Brooks, of Kenton; eight grandchildren: Rich Schoenlein, Mike Schoenlein, Michelle Schoenlein, Tracy Kremer, Mindy Jones, Khristina Adkins, Lisa Ford, and Bradley Ford; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, “June” Timmerman; and son-in-law, Tony William Ford.
Mr. Timmerman was a 1946 graduate of Blume High School in Wapakoneta.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War.
He retired from Ford Motor Co. at the Lima engine plant after 30 years, where he worked as a fork lift operator.
He was a life member of Eagles Lodge Aerie 691 and VFW Post 8445, both of Wapakoneta.
He was a great fan of NASCAR, always rooting for Jeff Gordon. He also liked Indy Car Racing, especially A. J. Foyt. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife to Las Vegas and to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, 314 West High Street, St.Marys, with the Rev. Tom Eisenman officiating. Burial with graveside military rites will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at millerfuneralhomes.net.
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