Ike Timm passed away peacefully on December 8, 2020, at his home in Warm Beach, Washington. He was born on April 21, 1945, in Spencer, Nebraska, to Harold and Mildred Timm. He is survived by his wife, Donna Timm, their five children, Amanda Timm, Margaret Vattiat (Craig), Katrina Berry (Michael), Serah Timm, and Davy Timm, and four grandchildren, Maximilian, Edith, Lucia, and Connor. He is also survived by his three siblings, Larry Timm, Roberta Buckley, Ralph Timm, and their spouses.
Ike was a Free Methodist Pastor for 45 years and most recently served as the Chaplain of Warm Beach Senior Community until July of 2020. He was dearly loved by his family, friends, and a large community of people who were touched by his ministry around the world.
He was an adventurous traveler throughout his life, traveling to Europe twice, and serving on mission trips to The Philippines, Chile, Uganda, Kenya, and Colombia, where he joyfully served and shared the love of Jesus to communities in need. He also taught at Light and Life Theological Seminary in Taiwan. A cherished highlight of his life was traveling to the Holy Land where he walked the path of Jesus.
A dedicated scholar of Library Science and Theology, he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western Washington University, a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Denver, and went on to earn a Master of Divinity Degree at Asbury Theological Seminary, in Wilmore, Kentucky.
He was an enthusiast of the outdoors, an avid runner for many years, and enjoyed hiking and exploring the beauty of God’s creation throughout the Pacific Northwest. He also loved baseball, spending time with family, and being of service to his friends and community.
Due to safety precautions, a memorial service will be held at a future date, when we can gather to celebrate his life and sing together, as Ike would have wanted. He will be placed to rest at the columbarium on the grounds of Warm Beach Free Methodist Church. Charitable contributions in Ike’s honor can be sent to Warm Beach Senior Community via firstname.lastname@example.org, or Warm Beach Camp via https://www.warmbeach.com/
We will greatly miss our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, who showed us such a depth of love, lived by his faith, and taught us the value of service and compassion! In his memory, we would like to share a verse from one of his favorite hymns:
Finish, then, thy new creation;
pure and spotless let us be:
let us see thy great salvation
perfectly restored in thee;
changed from glory into glory,
’til in heav’n we take our place,
’til we cast our crowns before thee,
lost in wonder, love, and praise.
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Michael Baker saysDecember 23, 2020 at 2:12 am
My deepest sympathies to all of you. Ike was a tremendous influence in my life. He helped so many. God bless and keep you all. I will always remember him fondly, as will many, many others.
Steve Griffin saysDecember 17, 2020 at 1:45 am
What a great and Godly man. Knew him since I was a little boy and always looked up to him.
Jeane Yerkes saysDecember 17, 2020 at 12:17 am
Being a Catholic kid and new to the FM church I was astonished to see the new pastor walk in wearing a black leather jacket and beret followed by these little itty bitty children (more to arrive later). The start of a warm friendship with Ivan and Donna Timm. My deepest condolences to all in the family. Wonderful Bible studies in the parsonage and ministries. Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. May God’s great peace and generous love be with you all. Hugs and hugs and hugs, Donna.
Annette Grover saysDecember 16, 2020 at 10:36 pm
So sorry to hear of Ike’s passing! John and I enjoyed being with Ike and saw how he lived his life for Jesus!! He was such a kind gentle man who loved people!! May Gods surround you with comfort and peace, Donna and family!!
I can see Ike and my dear John having a great time praising Jesus and spend Christmas in heaven!
Ann & Denny Rouke saysDecember 16, 2020 at 9:41 pm
Our sincere thoughts of peace go to you, Donna, and your family as you travel this road of sadness. We hope your wonderful memories will sustain you. We have such fun memories of Ivan, his sense of humor and his inquisitive mind. We will all miss his smile!
Randy & Betty Waller saysDecember 16, 2020 at 9:22 pm
We deeply enjoyed every moment spent with Ike in ministry and just hanging out. His faith was a model for all.
Dorothy Owsley saysDecember 15, 2020 at 7:25 pm
Blessed to have worshipped with Ivan’s ministry for many years. He was a good man, a true friend and a devout follower of Christ Jesus. My sincere condolences to Donna and the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.
Carol and Donald Vattiat saysDecember 14, 2020 at 11:47 pm
What a beautiful tribute. We’re praying the Lord will surround you with His peace beyond understanding and His comforting arms to strengthen you.
With love and sympathy,
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