Robert Syverud Timm

September 5, 1930August 22, 2018

Robert S. Timm (Bob) died peacefully on August 22, 2018, after suffering a stroke on the previous Sunday. Born September 5, 1930, in Marysville, Washington, Bob grew up in Marysville and lived almost all his life in Marysville and Tulalip. He was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Bob attended Marysville High School, where he played football and basketball, graduating in 1948. After high school he attended Everett Community College before being drafted into the U.S. Army and serving in Korea from 1951-53. He then enrolled at Pacific Lutheran University, where he graduated with a degree in chemistry in 1957. He also earned a B.A. in education from Western Washington University in 1959 and a masters in education in 1962. Bob worked as an educator in the Everett School District for 30 years. He began as a sixth grade teacher at the original Monroe School in northeast Everett, then served as principal until the school closed as a result of damage in the 1965 earthquake. He then served as vice-principal of Evergreen Junior High, and as principal at several elementary schools, including View Ridge, Jefferson, Silver Lake, Monroe, and Jackson. Bob enjoyed travel, especially trips to Maine, England, and Norway. At home, he loved walking the beach. He was a long-time fan and loyal spectator of Marysville high school athletics, as well as PLU football. Bob was a faithful member of the Marysville YMCA and worked out there regularly. He enjoyed meeting up with old and new friends for morning coffee at Haggens in Marysville. Bob was a member of the Marysville Historical Society and enjoyed participating in the development of the new museum. Bob is survived by his wife of 56 years, Anne, and his two daughters Kristin Timm (Rod Reed) and Gretchen Timm (Todd Mindermann). For the last nine years, Bob was overjoyed to be the grandfather of Eva, Hans, and Erik Mindermann. Also surviving are his niece, Kristy St. Clair (Phil) and stepbrother, Hal Martin (Marlys). Bob’s parents, Elva Martin and Paul Timm, and his brother, Paul Timm preceded him in death. A memorial service will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 7215-51st Avenue N.E., Marysville, on Saturday, September 8, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Salvation Army, or the Marysville Historical Society. Arrangements entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, Marysville.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 8, 2018

Robert Syverud Timm

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Rex and Penny Barnes

August 31, 2018

Anne and family
So sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. Bob and his family will always be in our memories of the 25 years we lived on Potlatch beach. We did solve a lot of world problems on our walks
Thinking of you all
Rex and Penny Brnes