Darrell Timm served on nuclear-powered ship
Graveside services for Darrell R. Timm, 71, of Mobridge and formerly of St. Paul, Minn., will be held Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Black Hills National Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Military honors will be provided by the Sturgis Honor Guard.
Darrel passed away Wed., Oct. 17, 2012, at Mobridge Regional Hospital of complications from a stroke suffered in July.
Darrell was born Feb. 5, 1941, in Miltona Township, Minn. He attended school in the Miltona area and later in the Denver, Colo., area.
Darrell joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 and proudly served on the USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. It was during his Navy service that he obtained his GED. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Darrell worked as a ranch hand in Montana. Later occupations included bus driver, many years as a semi driver and then in the rail yards in St. Paul.
Darrell was an avid reader and enjoyed discussing politics. He enjoyed fishing, shooting, watching baseball and cheering on his favorite sports teams, the Oakland A’s and the Oakland Raiders.
He will be remembered for his unique personality. We are grateful to him for bringing his family together during his arduous journey this late summer and early fall.
Darrell is survived by his brother, Maynard (Grace) Timm of Colorado; daughter, Pamela (Jim) Cruz of Colorado; daughter, Karla (Craig) Storlien of Minnesota; grandsons, Daniel Clark Jr. of Georgia and Nathan Evans of Colorado; niece, Julie (Tim) Mesaros and family of Colorado; nephew, Jonathan (Jenny) Timm and family of Indiana; and special family members, Will Volk of Minnesota and Lori Davies and children Haylie and Devyn of Colorado; as well as many other relatives and dear friends.
A celebration of Darrell’s life will be held at a later date in Minnesota.
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Allien.
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, the Mobridge Senior Center or donor’s choice.