April 21, 1950 - October 4, 2014



Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30AM Wednesday October 8, 2014 at St. Marcus Catholic Church in Clear Lake for Kathleen Marcella Timm, age 64 of Clear Lake who passed away peacefully Saturday at her home after living many years with Posterior Cortical Atrophy. The Rev. Virgil Helmin will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 4-8 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Parish prayers will be at 5PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church in Clear Lake.

Kathy was born April 21, 1950 in St. Cloud to Edward & Josephine (Poepping) Ruhoff. She graduated from Foley High School in 1968. She met Denny Timm at Mr. Jim’s in 1966 and she stole his heart. They were married on September 23, 1972 at St. Lawrence Church in Duelm.

Kathy worked at Fingerhut until 1974 when they started their family. Kathy was an amazing mother to her 3 boys, Jeff, Mike and Jayme. In 1981 Denny & Kathy bought Coast to Coast Hardware, which later became Denny & Kathy’s Ace Hardware. Kathy helped manage the business until her disease had progressed too far.

Kathy was Miss Fingerhut in the Miss St. Cloud Pageant, recognized by Women in Business and met Hillary Clinton.

Kathy had a passion for life, loved to entertain and was happiest when friends and family were around. She traveled throughout the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. Her overseas trips included Australia, Austria, New Zealand, Italy, Germany, Norway and Tahiti.

Her greatest pride and joy were her grandchildren, Lucas, Zachary, Alexander, and Blake Timm.

Proceeded in death by her parents and grandson, Lucas Timm.

Kathy is survived by her husband, Denny, sons, Jeff (Valerie), Michael (Amanda), Jayme (girlfriend, Meghan), brothers, Dick Ruhoff, and Bernard (Marilyn) Ruhoff, 3 grandsons, many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A special thank you to Heartland Hospice for the past two years of care. Thank you to Gloria Grubbs for her loving care that she provided to Kathy and her family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association, or Boston Children’s Hospital for SIDS research.

Due to allergies, please no lilies.