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Kirk E. Timm
  • Trinity Episcopal Church
    815 N. Grant St.
    Bay City, MI 48708

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“My parents, Lu and Rita, adored and respected Kirk and Ardath. They shared a love of boating and I believe Dad did some business with Kirk. They had...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Guy Greve - Bay City, MI

“As your backyard neighbors,we Peterson's lovingly remember "Big Kirk." I will never forget the time in my very early childhood that I boldly showed...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Lynne Peterson Murphy - MI

“It doesn't seem that long ago when Randy and I graduated together from WMU (1977). That's when I met Kirk and Ardath for the first time. Great...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to the Timm family. I remember Kirk very fondly. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Art Schwartz - Casey Key, FL

“Mr. Timm holds a special place in my childhood memories. As one of the "adult children" of Gysen Court, I remember with love and affection, Kirk...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Doug Dodson - Fort Myers, FL

“I delivered the newspaper to his house for several years in the mid-80s. He was always very nice and friendly to talk to. I wish I'd known then that...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Kevin MacDonald - Las Vegas, NV

“Millis and I have so many fond memories of the special fun times we had with Kirk and Ardath. His hearty disposition will be happily remembered by...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Betty Peet - Juno beach, FL

“I'm signing the guest book again to send my condolences because I forgot to include my name the first time. May all the pleasant memories of Kirk...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to you Ardie and your lovely family. I guess I was too young to realize what a hero Kirk when. I do remember what a tease he was and...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“My favorite uncle and God-father was Uncle Kirk. He always had a story or joke that made me smile, laugh. I enjoyed going on his yacht, fishing,and...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Anne Carmichael - Fleming Island, FL


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Kirk Edward Timm, 93, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2016. Born in Bay City, Michigan on March 22, 1923, the son of the late Edward and Elva Timm. Graduated from Howe Military School in June 1941 and Riverside Military Academy in June 1943. He entered the United States Army in August 1943 and was a member of the 83rd Infantry Division. He participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and the Battle of The Bulge in Europe. He was honorably discharged in December 1945. On January 15, 2010 the French government awarded him the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, one of the highest honors the French government can bestow.

On September 14th, 1946 he married the former Ardath LaBerge in Christ Episcopal Church in East Tawas, Michigan. He leaves his beloved wife of 70 years and three children, Michael Timm (Charlene) of Plano, Texas, Laura Schneider (Stephen) of Big Sky, Montana and Randall Timm of Elk River, Minnesota. Eight grandchildren, David Timm, Brian Timm (Jennifer), Ardath Ann Davey (Darren), Elise Davis (Michael), Laura Schneider, Kelly Norrington (Marc), Ryan Timm (Tristina) and Steven Timm (Lauren) and eight great-grandchildren. In addition two nieces, Anne Carmichael and Jeanne Young (David). His sister Dorothy Walt preceded him in death.

Mr. Timm was the owner of Kirk Timm and Associates and former CEO of the Jennison Hardware Co. He was an avid sportsman enjoying hunting and fishing. His special love was yachting which he pursued for forty years. Cruising the Great Lakes, traveling, spending time with his family were some of his passions. He was a member of the former Bay City Country Club, Saginaw Bay Yacht Club, past Chapter Chairman of the American Red Cross, Joppa Lodge 315 F.&A.M. and the Scottish Rite Bodies – Valley of Bay City. He was a lifetime member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Bay City.

A celebration of his life service will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church. The Rev. Susan C. Rich will officiate. Private burial will be at Elm Lawn Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Monday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Penzien-Steele Funeral Home, 608 N. Madison Ave., Bay City where a Masonic Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. The family will also greet friends immediately following the church service on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Trinity Episcopal Church, 815 Grant St., Bay City, MI 48708.