Dean Timm

Dean Timm


Dean Charles Timm, age 86, of Boone, Iowa passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Eastern Star Masonic Home.

Dean was born May 18, 1933 in Hawkeye, Iowa to Ervin & Verla (Gager) Timm.  He was the fourth of eight children.  He graduated from Hawkeye High School in 1951.  He served in the United States Army 1955-1957 as an MP stationed in Germany.

Dean married Marion Gorball of Forest City on November 28, 1958 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.  He is survived by his wife and four children:  Randolph, Richard of Waterloo, Jennifer (Michael) Gibson of Mankato, MN, and Barbara (Michael) MacDougall of Boone; Grandchildren and great-grandchildren include: Kari (Randy) Drips [Destany, Taylor, Jade], Eric (Wendy) Timm [Markus, Charlotte, Carley, Alexandria, Anastasia , Addison], Christopher Timm, Melissa (Rob) Huffman [Nolan, Luke, Max, Cooper], Alecia Gibson, Briana (Robert) Johnson [Luciana, Mckenzie, Erica, Sandra, Gonzalo], Joshua (Ashley) Gibson [Colton], Brandon (Caitlin) MacDougall [Fen, Indigo], Tiffany Timm [Landon, Brendan] and Nathan (Khrystyne) MacDougall [Crew, Kanynn].  Dean and Marion also cared for over 25 foster children.

Dean is also survived by two sisters, Joyce (James) Pattison of Fayette and Peggy (George) Cabalka of Manchester and a sister-in-law Patsy (Verl) Timm of West Union.  He is preceded in death by his parents, sister June (Charles) McLeish, brothers Jerald, Darvin, Verl and Dennys, and daughter-in-law Peggy Henson (Richard).

Dean was a machinist, pastor, security guard and shoe repairman.  As a Methodist and EUB pastor, he served churches in southern and northeast Iowa.  He was active in Methodist Men’s Ministry, Hawkeye Conservation Club, Boy Scout Leadership, Camps Farthest Out, CFOI, United Prayer Tower, Iowans for Israel, Boone County Genealogy, Lions Club, Habitat for Humanity, Bugles Across America, Sons of the American Revolution and Hospital Chaplaincy & Music Ministry.  

Dean loved basketball, square dancing, photography, roller-skating, football, fishing, card games, woodworking, camping, genealogy and singing.  He most loved to minister to those going through life’s trials, particularly through his music ministry.   

According to his wishes, Dean has donated his body to the University of Iowa Anatomical Gift Program.  A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Easter Star Masonic Home Chapel in Boone, Iowa.  Memorials are suggested to the family to be used at their discretion.  Burial will take place at a later date at Wilson Grove Cemetery, Sumner, Iowa.

Schroeder-Stark-Welin Funeral Home in Boone, Iowa is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be left at


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