Monday, January 25, 2010
William "Bill" Nicholas Timmermans, 58, of Sunnyside passed away on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at Yakima Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Sept. 15, 1951 in Sunnyside to William Henry and Annie Virginia (Van Oostrum) Timmermans. He received his education in Sunnyside graduating with the Sunnyside High School class of 1969.
Following his education Bill served in the U.S. Air Force from 1969 to 1972.
On July 20, 1973 he married Linda Redeker in Sunnyside, where they together made their home. Bill and Linda owned and operated Valley Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. in Sunnyside.
Bill enjoyed his service to his community through his work, the fire department and his church.
He was very devoted to his family and cherished his time spent with family and friends.
He was a lifetime member of the Sunnyside Christian Reformed Church.
Bill volunteered for more than 37 years of service as a volunteer firefighter with Yakima County District No. 5 and the city of Sunnyside and was also a former member of the Sunnyside Rotary Club.
He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Timmermans of Sunnyside; one daughter, Lori Trull (Jeremy) of Shoreline; Craig Timmermans (Lindsay) of East Wenatchee and David Timmermans (Sarah) of Sunnyside; two grandchildren Isaac and Addison Trull and their soon to be baby sister; four sisters, Tena Green; Sylvia Taylor (Jim), Dorothy Stotz (Bob), Jane Wellner (Dick), all of Yakima; three brothers, Clifford Timmermans (Peggy) and Richard Timmermans (Anne Louise), all of Bakersfield, Calif. and Norman Timmermans of Puyallup; one sister-in-law, Linda Pappenheim (Duke) of Prosser; his dear mother-in-law, Lorriane Redeker; many other loving relatives; and multitude of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Annie Timmermans; one brother, Henry J.W. Timmermans; and his father-in-law, Howard Redeker. Viewing and visitation will be held Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Sunnyside Christian Reformed Church, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.
Those wishing to honor his memory may contribute to the Sunnyside Volunteer Firefighters, Loving Sunnyside Initiative or charity of their choice.
Those wishing to share their memories or sign Bill's online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com
Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.