Doris Evangeline (Brenne) Timm, 89, formerly of Spooner, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Maplewood, Minnesota.
Doris was born on November 15, 1929, to Arne and Marie Brenne at their home in Baldwin, the fourth of nine children. She attended school in Baldwin and later graduated from Woodville.
She was united in marriage to Glen Washington Timm on September 25, 1948, at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville. Glen and Doris were married for 38 years before Glen’s passing in 1987 and raised six children together.
She is survived by her children, Rita (Dean) Kostka, Judy (John) Denninger, Bonnie Olson, Nancy (Keith) Fehrman, Cheryl (Rob) Lee, and Kevin (Barb) Timm; siblings Louise Schumacher and Lynda Guerkink; and sisters-in-law Pat Brenne and Wilma Timm; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Glen, she was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Donald, Lyle, Kenneth, Glenn, Dwayne and Dennis.
In their early years, Glen and Doris resided in Wayzata, Minnesota, where Doris worked at Wayzata Bank from 1955 to 1968 while raising her young family. Eventually they purchased a dry cleaning business in Spooner, moving here in 1968. In addition to running the business and taking care of the book work, Doris worked at the Bank of Spooner for many years.
She and Glen enjoyed taking trips to Las Vegas and often traveled to spend time with their siblings on the weekends. After her retirement, Doris moved back to Woodville to take care of her mother. She loved spending time with her family, loved to laugh, play cards, listen to country music and dance; she embroidered and quilted and was a lifelong Packer fan. Doris also enjoyed trips to Florida to visit family and soak up the sun during the cold winter months as well as traveling back to Spooner to catch up with her friends from the bank.
“Doris was a fun-loving grandma. She loved to joke and tease with the kids and even give them a little scare with a funny mask once in a while. As they grew, she was always interested in what they were doing, proud of each one for whatever they were pursuing. She will be greatly missed but is at peace and finally reunited with Glen after a long 32 years,” said her family.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner. Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. at the church.
Doris was laid to rest at the Spooner Cemetery.