Obituary: S. Joseph Timmers

Oct. 2, 1950 – Feb. 23, 2020

S. Joseph Timmers, 69, of Sturgeon Bay died Feb. 23, 2020. He was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, to Sylvester and Blanche (VanHoof) Timmers.

Joseph attended school at Saint Coletta’s School in Jefferson, Wisconsin, until moving to the Good Shepherd Manor, first in Ohio and then in Illinois. While at the Manor, Joseph led a very active life living in a group home, working at K-Mart and participating in Special Olympics. Throughout his years at school, Joseph enjoyed returning to Appleton often to spend time with his family.

In 2010, Joseph moved to Door County to be closer to his family. He lived with his niece, Julie; and great niece, Ashley, right next door to his sister, Carol; and brother-in-law, Pat. Some of Joseph’s favorite pastimes were playing Yatzhee, Space Bug and Aggravation. He loved the farm, especially the dogs, cats and horses.

Joseph attended the Sunshine House, where he enjoyed working and socializing with his many friends. Joseph was a member of Saint Peter and Paul Church and the Sturgeon Bay Lions. In 2017, Joseph moved to Kewaunee Care Center, where the staff grew to love him and took excellent care of him.

Joseph is survived by his brother Tom (Ginny) Timmers, Neenah, Wisconsin; 11 nieces and nephews; many cousins; and all of their families. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carol (Patrick) Pflieger; and brothers Dick (Lee) Timmers and Bill Timmers.

Joseph lived his entire life devoted to God and to his family. He was always happy, and his smile brought out the best in everyone he met. We were all blessed to have had him in our lives. Heaven is surely rejoicing to welcome him home.

A memorial service for Joseph will be held in the spring.

The family would like to thank the staffs at Kewaunee Care Center and Southern Care Hospice. 

Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. A tribute page is available at

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