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Richard J. Timm, 91, of Chebanse passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020 at Merkle-Knipprath Nursing Home in Clifton. He was born on October 26, 1929 in Kankakee, the son of Louis H. H. and Irene (Ludeke) Timm.

He married June Mietzner in Kankakee on June 7, 1953 and she survives. He is also survived by three sons, Alan Timm of Chebanse, Larry (Sue) Timm of Hoopeston, and Wayne (Karla) Timm of Bloomington; two daughters, Cindy (Rev. Paul) Scheunemann of Port Washington, WI and Melinda (Lyle) Behrends of Ashkum; one daughter-in-law, Dr. Linda Timm of Milwaukee, WI; one sister, Reta (Eugene) Adams of Kankakee; fourteen grandchildren and two step-grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren; and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Dale R. Timm; and one grandson, Alexander Timm.

Mr. Timm was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Chebanse all his life, where he served as janitor and member of the finance committee. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Korean Conflict, and a member of the Chebanse American Legion. Richard also worked at Bradley Roper’s, was a dairy farmer in the Chebanse area, Dairy Superintendent of the Kankakee County Fair, and a member of the Illinois Jersey Cattle Club. He loved Jersey cows and lived on the same farm his whole life. He also played dartball for Iroquois County dartball league.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Chebanse. Funeral services will follow at 11:15 a.m., also at the church. Rev. Kene Whybrew will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.

Arrangements by Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton.

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