Ralph W. Timmermann, 71, of Breese,
died Monday, December 22, 2008 at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese.
Mr. Timmermann was born
January 6, 1937
in Breese to Charles and Bertha (Niemann) Timmermann; they preceded
him in death.
Also preceded in death by sisters,
Mary Ann Kuhl and Rita Taylor; father-in-law, Ralph Prediger; a
sister-in-law, Ruby Timmermann; and a brother-in-law, Bill Kuhl.
He married Madelyn Prediger on June
7, 1958 at
Sacred Heart Church in Granite City
and she survives in Breese.
Also surviving are his children,
Steve Timmermann of Breese, Brian (Nina) Timmermann of White Lake,
MI, Patrick (Linda) Timmermann of Breese, Tim (Nancy) Timmermann of
Monticello, IL, and Cindy Deiters of Springfield.
8 Grandchildren-Justin, Tia,
Samantha, Colton, Ty, Cole, Drew Timmermann, and Blake Deiters.
Brothers, Tom Timmermann of
Pinckney, MI, Charles (Debbie) Timmermann of Waxahachie, TX, Richard
(Susie) Timmermann of Pittsboro, IN, and Donald (Sandy Deien)
Timmermann of Breese; his mother-in-law, Ethel Prediger of
Maryville; a sister-in-law, Chris (Ken) Vansickle of Great Falls,
Montana; brothers-in-law, Jim Taylor of Breese and James (Kathy)
Prediger of Glen Carbon; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Ralph retired from the Clinton
County Highway Department after 38 years. He was an avid golfer and
He was a member of St. Dominic
Church, Parish Council and Usher, Past Grand Knight of the Breese
Knights of Columbus Council 2869, Charter Member of Bent Oak Golf
Course, Concordia Saengerchor, and St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary.
He was a former member former board
member of the Clinton County Rehabilitation Center and of the St.
Dominic and Mater Dei School Board, and was a crossing guard for All
Saints Academy for 13 years.
A Memorial Mass will be Saturday,
December 27, 2008 at 10:00 AM at St. Dominic Catholic Church in
Breese with Fr. Patrick Peter officiating. Interment will follow in
St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery, Breese.
Visitation will be Friday, December
26, 2008 from 4:00-8:00 PM and again on Saturday, December 27, 2008
from 8:00-9:45 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.
Memorials can be made to Community
Link or to All Saints Academy and will be received at the funeral
The Breese K of C will pray the
Rosary at 7:00 PM Friday evening at the funeral home.