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James E. Timmerman, age 83, of Melbourne, Florida and formerly of Menomonie, WI died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005 at the Manor Care of Dunedin in Dunedin, Florida.

He was born May 3, 1922 in the Town of Weston, Dunn Co., WI to Chester A. and Velma G. (Borm) Timmerman. Jim graduated from Menomonie High School in 1939 and served in the U.S. Army during W.W. II. In 1948 he graduated from Stout State University and in 1972 he received his Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling also from Stout.

Jim married the former Victoria Marcheso in 1961 in Berlin, Germany. She preceded him in death in 1990.

Jim was a teacher, coach and guidance counselor in public schools in Sherburn, MN, Honolulu, HI, Wallace, Idaho, Pasadena and Los Angeles, CA, Wheaton, Maryland, Manassas, VA and Melbourne, FL. He retired from the Dept. of Defense Dependants School System in 1980 after having served in Okinawa, Bremerhaven, Berlin, Ansbach, Schwaebisch Gmuend and Frankfurt, Germany. He was also with Dodds Schools in Paris, France, Fort Bragg, Fort Beljoir and Manila in the Philippine Islands.

He was also an umpire, referee and official in most sports including football, flag football, basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball, boxing and track and field. Jim enjoyed an around the world trip visiting countries such as China, Thailand, Burma, Lebanon, Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey and during his 19 years in Europe visited all countries including Russia. His travels took him to many interesting places in different parts of the world.

James is survived by:
A daughter, Sandra (Don) Rosha of St. Augusta, MN
3 grandchildren, Darrin, Nathan and Kim Rosha
2 sisters,
Mary Ann (Jack) Allmann of Federal Way, WA
Mildred Beeler, Sugar Land, TX
A brother-in-law, Joe Marcheso of Melbourne, FL
Nieces, nephews and great-nephews
And other relatives and friends

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Victoria; a sister, Doris and her husband Robert Steies and another brother-in-law, B. Michael Beeler.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005 at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Rev. Rosalind Dryver-Scott officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie, with military honors by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard. Family and friends are welcome at the funeral home from 4:00 to 8:00 PM Friday and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion or AmVets in Dunedin, FL.