Jack Eugene Timmer Sr.
October 7, 2016
Jack Eugene Timmer Sr. was born August 14, 1929 to Herman and Sylvia Timmer in Craig Colorado. On September 25th, 2016 he left us at the age of 87. He was a brother to Willa Mae, Betty Joe, and Luella. He was the father of 4, grandfather to 6, one step-granddaughter, and 15 great grandchildren.
As a young man he lived up Morapas Creek where he both went to school and worked on his parent's ranch. He grew up planting and farming as well as tending to the sheep until he joined the military in June of 1947. During his time in the United States Army, he was deployed to Japan near the end of Second World War. As a Military Police Officer, Jack was selected to guard Tojo during his trial. He was in both a standard issue of Time Life magazine as well as the Time Life, Our Century Book. In June of 1950, following an Honorable Discharge from the military, he moved back to Craig while the rest of his family moved to Arizona. It was then that he met and married Mary Photos. Together they had 4 children, Jack Jr, Beverly, Rose, and Suzan. They divorced in the mid 60’s and he never remarried.
Jack lived a life of farming and ranching, truck driving and oil field work, as well as some years at Trapper Mine. He owned and operated a fence stay/pole business until he retired in 2005. He was well known for being a strong, hard working man.
He is preceeded in death by his three sisters Willa Mae Davis, Betty Joe Kawchack and Luella Wheeler, his father and mother Herman and Sylvia. He is survived by his 4 children; Jack Timmer Jr, Beverly Lovelady, Rose Counts, all of Craig, and Suzan Dean of Boise, ID.
Memorial contributions can be made to VFW, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265.
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