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Gene Timpe

Gene Timpe

Gene Timpe, age 87, of 3513 Colonial Court, died on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 in St. Vincent Home. He was born on December 22, 1930, a son of Carl & Rosina (Kenning) Timpe. He attended St. Joseph Franciscan Seminary in Westmont, IL. Later he attended Gem City Business College. He then worked as a timekeeper for L & R Construction during the time that the City-County Building and Adams School were built. He then worked for T.C. Christner as office manager until he was drafted into the Army. While serving, he was stationed in Salzburg Austria from February 8, 1952 until January 31, 1954. After the Army, he went back with T.C. part time. He then went into the insurance business with his father in 1954, known as Timpe Insurance Agency, located at 615 ½ Hampshire. Later it was moved to 214 North 6th. After 45 years he retired January 11, 1999. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Elks Lodge, the American Legion, and was a 62 year member of the V.F.W. He served as president of Quincy Association of Independent Insurance Agents, was president of the St. Francis Holy Name Society and a member of the First Parish Board of St. Francis. Gene had also served as president of the Quincy Rotary East and received the Paul Harris Award.

Gene loved traveling with his wife of 58 years, Judie. He cheered for the Fighting Irish and the St. Louis Cardinals, he tolerated the Cubs. He was a kind and generous father who always picked up the tab. He had a smile for everyone he met, and the thought of being buried on his birthday would have been met with a laugh. Gene was a good and faithful Catholic, a true believer, who is most certainly united with his Father in heaven.

On July 9, 1960, Gene married Judie Reinold at St. Francis Catholic Church. She survives. Also surviving are FIVE CHILDREN: Marcia Schmidt and her husband Tom of Marion, Iowa; Michael Timpe of Quincy; Nancy Felde and her husband Steve of Quincy; Dan Timpe and his wife Gail of Cape Girardeau, MO; and Sara Reeder and her husband Bryan of Quincy.
ELEVEN GRANDCHILDREN: Paula Schmidt and Heidi Schmidt; Alex Felde, Katie Felde and Tori Felde; Lauren Mowry and her husband Kyle; Emily Timpe, Jayna Timpe, Natalie Timpe, Samantha Reeder and Jacob Reeder.
FOUR GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTERS: Alivia, Allie Jo and Delilah Felde and Lola Mowry.
A BROTHER: Jim Timpe and his wife Elaine
BROTHER-IN-LAW: Bert Allen
SISTER-IN-LAW: Doris Timpe
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, SISTERS: Mary Allen and Dorothy Olps along with her husband Richard and a brother Tom Timpe.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 9:30 AM in St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery with military rites conducted at the cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the 'Food for the Poor' organization or to St. Peter Catholic Church.

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From:
Roxanne Felde
Chicago, IL
Comments:
The Timpe Family,

It was always such a pleasure to see Gene when we visited from Chicago. I enjoyed speaking with Gene and listening to him boast about the love of his life, Judy. We did not see each other much but regardless Gene was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed.

Roxanne
From:
Dwight Senne
Sun City West, AZ
Comments:
Marcia, Paula, and Heidi, words alone cannot express my sympathies for the loss of your father and grandfather. Please know that I understand your pain and that I love you all very much. Hang on to the positive memories and they will carry you through these difficult days ahead.
From:
Jeffrey Felde
Chicago, IL
Comments:
Gene was Fine Man and a Great Father. Seeing Gene when we Traveled to Quincy was always a splendid Time. May He Rest in Peace.
From:
Woody Reeves
Palmyra, MO
Comments:
What a blessing it was getting to know Gene Timpe! Him and his wife Judy welcomed myself and my kids into their family with open arms. Always had a smile on his face and full of such friendly conversation. We were both Cardinal fans so it was always fun commentary at all the family functions who were predominately Cubs fans. Going to miss Gene very much! Prayers to his wife and all of his family and friends!
From:
Eugene & Marcine Leighty
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Love and prayers. The Leighty Family
From:
Irene Ferguson
Baltimore, MD
Comments:
Dan, Gail and Family,
Megs and I are sorry to hear about Gene. He was a wonderful man and we appreciate his kindness to us. His positive outlook and energy (i.e. dancing at Lauren’s wedding and stories of his road trips with Judy) will always be remembered.

Take care of one another.

We love you!
Irene and Megan
From:
Jerry and Sue Schmidt
Carrollton, IL
Comments:
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. We will be thinking of you during this difficult time.
Our years living next door on Colonial Ct were some special times. Sarah you and Leanne had a lot of special times growing up together. Your Dad was a very sweet man.
From:
Rita Halle
Palatine, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss- hugs and prayers to all of you!