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Orval D. Timm

January 3, 1939 — March 9, 2017

Orval Delaine Timm was born January 3, 1939, to Kermit and Else Bastman Timm (so little they put him in a shoe box hanging above a cookstove) on a farm south of Ute, Iowa. He passed away at the Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, Iowa, on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the age of seventy-eight.
He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ute and received his education at the Ute schools up to the eighth grade, later receiving his GED. He started farming at an early age. He married Kathryn (Kay) Shanahan on January 4, 1958, and they were blessed with six children. They farmed for awhile and he worked for Gus Goslar as a farmhand. In July of 1963, he went to work at Iowa Beef Processors in the pits, later moving over to Denison Hides where he went from hourly to foreman to traveling superintendent from 1968 to 1978 overseeing the quality of the IBP Hides all over the United States and Canada. In 1979, he took over the management of Denison Hides until it closed in 1990. He then transferred to Lexington, Nebraska, where he designed and helped build the new hide plant, becoming the manager until he retired in 2004 after 41 years of service.
Orval’s first love was working with his hands with wood. He remodeled three houses and made a lot of beautiful things out of wood. Orval was a man that loved his family and would help anyone that needed help, but never asked for any help for himself. He had a lot of health problems in his life and always came right back fighting, but this time he was just too tired. He enjoyed his hunting trips to Texas with friend Carl, playing Euchre with his family, smoking his pipe, hunting and cutting wood with his boys.
Orval was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Mary; son, Donald; two brothers, Ronald and Gary Timm; one sister, Shirley Wardell; and Jerry Meeves. Survivors include: his wife of 59 years, Kathryn Timm of Smithland; three daughters, Gail Vogt and husband, Dean, and Bonita Jepsen and husband, John all of Charter Oak, and Sherry Timm and husband, Dan Boyle of Correctionville; one son, Craig Timm and wife, C.J. of Ute; six grandsons: Jesse Bohm, Luke Bohm and wife, Angel, Dustin Vogt and wife, Heather, Chris Jepsen and wife, Dori and Vincent Jepsen all of Charter Oak, and Dutch Timm and wife, Danielle of Urbandale; one granddaughter, Katie Arp and husband, R.J. of Manning; two step granddaughters, Trista and Megan Boyle; seven great-grandsons; six great-granddaughters; three step great-granddaughters; one step-great-grandson; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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