Betty Timm, 90, of Wykoff, Minn., passed away peacefully Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Spring Valley Senior Center. Visitation was Wednesday, March 5, from 5-7 p.m., at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield and one hour before the service at the church. A funeral service is Thursday, March 6, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatfield at 11 a.m., with Pastor Preston Paul officiating. Burial is in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Chatfield. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield assisted the family with arrangements.
Betty was born Aug. 7, 1923, in Forestville, Minn., to Lulu (Jeffers) and Charles Schwartz. She lived most of her life in the rural Wykoff area. After graduating from Chatfield High School, Class of 1942, she spent several years with her sisters in southern California, where she worked for the IRS. She returned to Minnesota soon after WWII and married Irvin Timm, her husband of 62 years, on Mother's Day, May 13, 1951. Betty and Irvin lived on their farm in rural Wykoff for nearly 60 years before moving to the Spring Valley Senior Center. In addition to the many demands of being a farm wife and mother, she also went to school in 1967-68 to obtain her licensed practical nurse degree. She then worked as a nurse at Olmsted Community Hospital and as a private duty nurse for over 20 years. She was a very energetic woman for all of her life. Among the many things she enjoyed were caring for her grandchildren and other children, flower and vegetable gardening, canning, raising pets and orphaned animals, making delicious home-cooked meals, playing cards and sewing. She had a life-long soft spot for children, the disadvantaged and for anyone needing a little extra support.
She is survived by her husband Irvin; daughter, Donna Marie Kubesh (Don) of New Hampton; and sons, Thomas Craig Timm (James Wilterding) of Albuquerque, N.M. and Terry Timm (Janice) of Rochester; former daughter-in-law Cheryl Timm of Chatfield; sister-in-law Mayvis Schwartz of Pilot Mound; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four sisters (Carol, Maxine, Dorothy and Bernadine) and three brothers (Fritz, Charles Jr., and Sheldon.)