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 email@example.com, 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.