We attended the What Cheer flea market on Sunday and thought about our good friend Duane....he and your Mom were a joy to our family. Our thoughts and sympathy to you and your family as you honor his life. Honest, hard working, genuine people like the Timmons...they both were great people.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Duane I. Timmons, 84, of Muscatine, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.
Services and burial will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. Duane has donated his body to the University of Iowa Deeded Body Program. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association or Genesis Hospice. Online condolences: www.wittichfueralhome.com.
Duane was born on April 15, 1936, in Osceola County, the son of Ivan and Dorothy Vederstrom Timmons. He married Carole Nygaard on December 12, 1959, in Worthington, Minnesota.
Duane was a veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1956 to 1957. He was a school teacher at Central Middle School and a High School Baseball Coach and Assistant High School Basketball Coach. He later owned and operated TIMarina. He also was a referee for football and basketball. Duane was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and buying and selling antiques at flea markets. He loved Muskie Sports, Iowa Hawkeyes, and was a Chicago Cubs fan.
Duane is survived by his children, Traci Timmons (David Lange) of Villa Park, Illinois, Tammy Timmons, Clay Timmons (Lisa) of Muscatine, and Casey Timmons (Cheryl Goodwin) of Glendale, Arizona; four grandchildren, Chase, Colton, Brennen, and Bryce Timmons; and two sisters, Patricia Dingel and Virginia Verdoorn, both of Lake Park.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife in 2011, and one sister, Gloria Schaefer.
We were very fortunate to have Coach Timmons and his family to Muscatine and make it their home. A respected mentor, coach, teacher ,businessman/retailer, community spirit, and friend. A special person, I know you will miss him and so will I.
Thanks for sharing him with so many of us.
Duane was a great.... Uncle always fun to talk with. Miss all the time we spent together as kids. Obviously picked up that passion for antiques through the his folks. They raised 4 wonderful kids, and we will always have you and him in our hearts!
Tracy, Clay, Tammy and Casey, and families, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Dynamite Duane was an awesome teacher and great man. He will be greatly missed.
Teresa Howell Chavarria
So sorry to hear about Duane’s passing. He was a great person to deal with at the boat shop
Duane was always a great person to deal with at the boat shop. So sorry to hear about his passing.
To All of the Timmons Family,
I played High School Baseball under the great coaching of Coach Timmons and I am so sorry to be reading of the passing of your loved one...You all please take care during this sad time...RIP Coach....
Eldy( That's what he always called me)
Eldon E. Ballenger Jr.
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