Leonard C. Timm, age 77 of Marengo, formerly of Cedar Rapids, passed to his heavenly home on Saturday, February 27, 2016. Funeral Services: 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 7, 2016, Trinity Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, with Rev. David Renfro officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Memorial C emetery with military honors. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the church. Memorials may be contributed to the Trinity Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is assisting the family with arrangements.
Leonard was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gwendolyn; a son, Rev. Gary (Dawn) Timm of Westfield, NJ; two daughters, Linda (Kevin) Hankemeier of Normal, IL, and Marsha Leibundguth (John) of River Forest, IL; six grandchildren, Ryan Hankemeier of Normal, IL, Caleb Timm of Westfield, NJ, Justin Hankemeier of Normal, IL, Naomi Timm of Westfield, NJ, Luke Leibundguth of River Forest, IL and Lauren Leibundguth of River Forest, IL; Also surviving are a sister, Charlotte Blaschke (David) of Mount Pleasant, TX and a brother E. Allen Timm of Cedar Rapids.
Leonard was preceded in death by his parents and has been reunited with them in their heavenly home.
Leonard Charles Timm was born July 28, 1938 in Marengo, Iowa, the son of Everett John Timm and Fern Florence Weiss Timm. He attended the Conroy Lutheran School and graduated from Marengo High School with the Class of 1956. Leonard served in the U.S. Navy from 1956-1960, stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He and Gwendolyn Gould were married October 22, 1966 in Marengo, Iowa.
Leonard was employed for 37 years with B.G. Brecke’s Mechanical Contractor in Cedar Rapids. He was a dedicated and active volunteer member and former trustee (including chairman) of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids, and a 50-year union member of Plumbers and Fitters Local 126. He enjoyed traveling, was a John Wayne enthusiast, and a loyal U.S. Navy veteran. He spent many hours working on classic and performance cars, and won many drag racing trophies in his youth. But most of all, he cherished his time spent with his family and friends.