Timmer, Willis

Willis Timmer, age 89, of Jenison, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, David and Kathy Timmer, Mary and Jay Bentley; 3 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sisters, Janice and Theron VanRhee, Muriel and Del Arendsen, Esther and Mark Engle; sisters-in-law, Arlene Timmer, Patricia Timmer. Funeral services will be held on Friday 2 PM at Cottonwood Church, 1101 Cypress, Jenison, with Rev. Matthew Palsrok officiating.  Relatives and friends may meet the family Friday from 12-2 PM at the church prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution to Mission India for the Children’s Bible Clubs program or Hospice House of Holland. 


Willis Timmer January 31, 2014
My sincere sympathy to Willis's family. I worked with him on the Board at Boulder Bluff for many years and so appreciated his great concern for the complex and the residents. He was truly a wonderful representative of Christ and lived out his faith. I know you are comforted to know he is now with the Savior he loved.
Marian Payne
My condolences to the Timmer family and especially to Mary. I have fond memories of taking a trip with you and your mom and dad one Summer in Junior High. Your dad was never let us choose the music played on the car radio. I also picture him directing the hymn-sings on Sunday nights at 1st Jenison CRC. It still makes me smile.
Kathy (Nyenhuis) Kool
My condolences to the family, Willis was a good friend and mentor who worked hard to bring the Gospel to many throughout the world. He will be missed.

Dave Bustraan
My prayers and thoughts are with you. Willis mentored me during my first four or five years at Mission India, and was always both encouraging and challenging me. I will always cherish the memories I have of working and serving the Lord with him.
Lindsay Ackerman
Sincere sympathy to Dave, Mary and families. You've lost both your parents so close together. I have wonderful memories of both of them from Godwin Chapel. Your Dad really made the Word of God come to life and made a huge impact on my faith.
Diane (Fryling) Mulder
My deepest sympathy to the Will's family . I remember your dad when I was a teenage and he did my ceremonial of my wedding why back when . He had the love of Christ in him . Frances ( Kipen ) VanVleet
frances VanVleet
Please accept my deepest sympathy. The Byam family has lost a long-time friend. The world has lost a good man who was steadfast in his faith and sincere in his concern for others. He was the family's pastor for many years and friend for many more. My second date with future husband Alvin in 1961 was a Sunday evening at the church where Mr. Timmer was preaching. He was there for us in Detroit when Alvin died in October 1999. I'll never forget the words Willis spoke as Al's breathing became labored and it was clear the end was near: "In my father's house there are many mansions; if it were not so I would have told you. I go now to prepare a place for you, so that where I am, there you may be also." Al drew his last breath at the close of those words. I know the sound of Mr. Timmer's voice gave him peace and comfort. Shortly after Al died, Mr. Timmer sent me a little book titled Getting to the Other Side of Grief. It offered words of comfort not only to me but also to several others with whom I shared it over the years. I don't know if I ever told him that. I wish I had. We kept in touch for many years, but not in the past few months. I'm sorry for that. I didn't know Mrs. Timmer had died. Please accept my sympathy for your loss of her. I wish you many happy memories of them both.
Linda (Mrs. Alvin) Byam
On behalf of Oak Crest we want to convey our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your Father. We want to thank you for the privilege of caring for him at Oak Crest-Cottonwood Manor. May God bless and comfort you as you grieve.
Julie Ann Mesman, Oak Crest Communities

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