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Irene Jane Timmerwilke

Irene Jane Timmerwilke

Irene Jane Timmerwilke, age 94, of Sunset Home died on July 21, 2019 in Quincy
at the Home. Irene was born on February 23, 1925 in Quincy, Illinois the daughter of
Gus and Nellie (Minto) Renier. She married Robert "Timmer" Timmerwilke on June 30,
1944. He preceded her in death on April 21, 2000.

Until the past several years, Irene enjoyed good health. She graduated from
Quincy High School. She told stories of her youth walking long distances to school
from the Pump House in Riverside Township where her father worked and the family
lived. Her father built a house with her brother at 35th and Maine and she recalled the
heat wave of the 1930s. Irene was a Majorette at Quincy High School, was Ms. Dr.
Pepper/Ms. Quincy in 1948 and was Ms. Motorola/Ms. Electronics in 1956. She
worked at Electric Wheel during World War II and then many years at Motorola. She
then became a beautician, operating her own salon at her residence. Her most enjoyable
employment was as the bookkeeper at Our Lady of Angels Seminary where she so much
enjoyed the priests and students. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and, after his
passing, with her children.

Irene enjoyed seeing all of her friends, many patrons of the bar "Timmer's Tap"
which her husband owned and operated for fourteen years. She also had a great love for
her pet dogs and her family's pets which she enjoyed caring for.

Irene was a devout Catholic attending St. Francis and later Blessed Sacrament.
The family wishes to thank Monsignor Michael Kuse who kept her so close to her
religion and kept her faithfully devoted to the Catholic Church. After physical difficulties
when she could no longer attend church, she watched the Sunday televised
mass.

Irene is survived by: HER FOUR CHILDREN: Joe Timmerwilke of Quincy;
Bill (Terri) Timmerwilke of Quincy; Jim (Patti) Timmerwilke of Colorado; and Jerry
(Laura) Timmerwilke of Quincy.
GRANDCHILDREN: Annette (Rick) England; Kim (Scott) Wheelock; Dina
Johnson; Tammy (Alex) Duran; Andy (Kerri) Timmerwilke; Rodney (Jasmin)
Timmerwilke; Scott (Ashley) Timmerwilke; Jeff (Teri) Timmerwilke; Jamie
Timmerwilke; Jill (Jacob) Brewster; John Timmerwilke.
14 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren along with nieces,
nephews and other relatives also survive.

In addition to her husband, Irene was preceded in death by; Her parents and all
of her siblings: Rosemary (Vic) Reagan; Bernard (Marg) Renier; Teresa (Harry) Bass;
Mildred (Bud) Meyer; Claudine (Paul) Hermann. Irene was the youngest of her siblings.

The family expresses its appreciation for her doctors Dr. Pravin Patel and Dr.
John Bozdech along with their staffs, Blessing Hospice providers, her nurses and CNAs
at Sunset Home for their loving and kind care during her last years and last days.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 12:00 Noon at the Duker
& Haugh Funeral Home. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on
Friday from 11:00AM until the time of the services at Noon. Memorials may be made to
Blessed Sacrament Church, Sunset Home, Blessing Hospital Foundation for Hospice or
to the Endowment Fund for the Quincy Humane Society.

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Condolences

From:
Karen Johnston Schneider
Macomb, IL
Comments:
I am sorry for your loss. Special prayers for the Jim and Patti Timmerwilke Family, friends from many years ago.
From:
Rick and Sue Straley
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Always enjoyed talking with Irene. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to your families.
From:
Tammy Duran
Brownsburg, IN
Comments:
RIP Grandma! You were loved and will be missed. I have wonderful childhood memories of you and Grandpa. I’m sure grandpa was waiting for you with open arms!
From:
John and Stacy Clark
Liberty, IL
Comments:
Prayers of peace and comfort to your family.
From:
Becky Dawson
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you.
From:
Mary Nobis Toney
Rocklin, CA
Comments:
I was thinking about her a few weeks back, Sorry about your families lose, Tim was my cousin and we spent so much time with them. They we're my Son's Godparents.
From:
Maureen Johnson
Woodland Park, CO
Comments:
So sorry for your loss...may the Lord hold you all in the comfort of His precious arms now and always.
From:
Jeff and Teri Timmerwilke
Colorado Springs, CO
Comments:
We're very sorry to hear about Grandma. We have fond memories and enjoyed her and Grandpa's company. Our prayers are with everyone.
From:
Calvin Johnson
Cleveland, TN
Comments:
I'm sorry for your loss, may God send you all peace and comfort.
From:
Tim and Donna Lenane
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Joe and Jerry,
We are sorry to hear about your mom. Thoughts and prayers for you and your families.
From:
Vickie Nokes
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sad to hear, she was a great lady and I am sure she will be missed by friends and family
From:
Jodi M Bliven
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Timmerwilke Family,
i will always remember Irene's genuine beauty & kindness. So sorry for your loss.
Respectfully,
Jodi Schaffnit-Bliven
From:
Jamie Timmerwilke
Castle Rock, CO
Comments:
You will be missed. I had wonderful memories of you working in your garden and being so thrilled to show me what had grown when I would come visit from Colorado.
From:
Carol Calkins
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Jerry, so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Prayers are with you and your families
From:
Deborah and Dennis Powell
Quincy, IL
Comments:
We are so sorry for your loss! Irene was a beautiful person and a great neighbor to my mom, Margie. May God grant you comfort and peace during your time of loss and sorrow. Prayers for your families.