OBITUARY

Arlene Ann Timm

August 20, 1957April 1, 2021
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Arlene Ann (Archer) Timm, age 63 of Rochester, MN passed away peacefully April 1, 2021 after a short illness.

Born August 20, 1957 to John & Delores (Dunagan) Archer of Pine Island, Arlene was the eldest of their seven children. With six younger siblings, she became a babysitter and mom’s little helper at a young age. That caregiver spirit remained a part of who she was her entire life. Arlene was a graduate of Pine Island High School, then attended St. Teresa College in Winona, where she met her husband Joseph C. Timm. After their marriage in 1981, they made their home in Rochester. Arlene held various accounting and bookkeeping positions throughout her career in the Rochester area, and most recently worked for Concast Inc. in Zumbrota. Throughout her life, her generosity, care and concern for others was prevalent in all she did. She will forever be remembered for her small “random acts of kindness” and her care for others always before herself.

Arlene was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Dianne; her father and mother-in-law, Gerald & Geneva Timm. She is survived by her husband, Joe; her daughter, Krista (Phillip) Cervantes; three grandchildren Lizzy, Olive & Eli; her parents John & Delores Archer; six siblings: Steve (Roger Guenther), Deb, Dan (Nancy), Kevin (Lorraine), Kathy (Scott Tweed) and James; her nieces Katie (Chris) Childrey, Megan (Jon) Zetsman, Diane, Jillian and Noelle; great nieces and nephew, Matt, Sara, Mariah.

Due to the Covid pandemic in efforts to keep everyone safe, a private family service will be held at the chapel of Rochester Cremation Services. Condolences can be left online, and a memorial video can be viewed at www.KapalaGlodekMalone.com

A very special Thank You to the Grand Meadow Senior Living Staff for their wonderful care during her final days, along with the support and help of the caring team at Kapala Glodek Malone and the entire Dignity Team of the Minneapolis Metro Market, and Michael D. Johnson and staff at Rochester Cremation Service. Arrangements conducted by Kapala Glodek Malone Funeral Home, James Archer-Director.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Phillip Cervantes
  • Chris Childrey
  • Scott Tweed
  • Steve Archer
  • Dan Archer
  • Kevin Archer

Services

  • Family Visitation

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Private Family Celebration of Life

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

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  • Burial

    Friday, April 9, 2021

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Jeffry Pischke

April 8, 2021

Love and prayers to the Archer family

Kathy Archer

April 7, 2021

Mariah puts it best in saying that Arlene was her “first best friend.” She has been that to me and more. Arlene is my big sister, my caregiver and has always made me feel special and loved. It has been her example of what to do and sometimes what not to do, that has given me the strength and courage to become who I am today.
Goodbye is too hard. So, till we meet again.
Love always,
Kathy

Madonna Perry

April 7, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Arlene's family! Arlene was a joy to work with here at Concast. She always had a positive attitude up to the last time I spoke with her. I enjoyed listening to her tell stories and sharing pictures of her precious grandchildren!

You will remain in my thoughts and prayers

Madonna Perry

Bonnie Bremer

April 7, 2021

This is my second try at leaving a memory. Arlene would laugh at my incompetence and be right there to help me. I feel so sad for the whole family that Arlene was taken so soon. I love seeing the pictures and reading the shared memories. It just seems wrong that the extended family can’t rally around in support. Please know we love you all. Arlene had steadfast love and devotion. She’s smiling down on you all! She’ll never be forgotten!

Randy Karsten

April 6, 2021

I remember when Joe and Arlene were dating before they got married and my wife and I would do things with them.

Michelle Bailey

April 6, 2021

This is more difficult than I thought it would be. Loss is a strange and delicate word. It hurts to the core. It brings us literally to our knees. But mostly, loss teaches us about the worth of things. This may not be the case with cousin, Arlene. She taught us all how to be gracious, to be better, to love more and to laugh harder. Arlene will always be remembered for her pure heart. What an exceptional wife, mama, grammy, daughter, sister, cousin and friend.
In Deepest Sympathy,
Mark, Michelle and Hattie Bailey

Janice Roesler

April 5, 2021

Arlene is my first cousin and I remember her from a young age, we would meet for family things and she was always helping with her younger siblings in her quiet Demeter and always kind tome whenever we grew older, married and left home. She will always be remembered for her love of others and her helpfulness to all..
Family always talk about memories and things Arlene did for her Grandchildren she will be alive and there for them.

Ben Olson

April 5, 2021

The short time I knew Arlene it was evident to see that she was one of the sweetest people. For those that were really close, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Renee Rockman

April 5, 2021

I have worked with Arlene for the past four years at Concast. I always enjoyed hearing her stories of their adventures with Mariah. There was always something Mariah said that would make us laugh. Then came the grandbabies. She was always excited to share the pictures and videos of them. RIP my friend. You will be missed.

Steve Archer

April 4, 2021

Arlene was my older sister. We had a good childhood filled with lots of family, relatives and friends. One story that has been in the forefront of my memories this past week was her giving spirit, and her concern for others. I remember when she worked her first job at Reiter's Grocery, as a cashier. I had football practice until 5-5:30 and would stop into the grocery store on my walk home. She would give me a can of pop and a candy bar. I don't think I really realize until this past week that she was paying for that out of her own pocket. That was who she was even as a teen ager. In adulthood she continued her thoughtfulness to us all. Christmas time with seven siblings, spouses, nieces and nephews and families of our own, Arlene was the only one who bought some small gift for everyone. I have a flip flashlight, she bought one year for all the men. It is the best little flashlight and I will treasure it even more now that she is gone.
Most importantly, Arlene and Joe, were "stand in" parents for me to my daughter, Katie, her husband Chris and grand daughter Mariah. I moved out of state before Mariah was born so I was not their to help Katie and Chris parent their daughter. I was not their to be a grandparent for the little things, school programs, babysitting for her, etc. Arlene and Joe took my place, they loved Katie, Chris and Mariah as their own, and treated them as a parent and grandparent who lives in the same town would. Thank you Arlene for that gift to me, and to Katie and her family.

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