OBITUARY

Theodor "Te" R. Timmerman, Jr.

December 1, 1920July 11, 2013

Theodor R. "Te” Timmerman was born December 1, 1920 in Pflugerville, Texas, to Lena and Theo Timmerman. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pflugerville, and after a long and successful life, passed away on July 11, 2013. Upon graduating from Pflugerville High School in 1938, he attended Texas Lutheran College in Seguin, and when his father became ill he transferred to the University of Texas to be closer to his parents. He then took over his family's farming and ranching operation in the 1940's and farmed until he was 86 years old. The passions in his life were God, family and community.

After almost 40 years as a bachelor, Theodor met the love of his life, Marlene Hodgson and they were married February 28, 1960. He was a loving father to their seven children and enjoyed spending time with his family; he has been an inspiration to us all.

Te was a true visionary for Pflugerville and had been from an early age. He began his long involvement with service in his community by serving on the Immanuel Lutheran Church Council. In 1955, he and many others formed the Pflugerville Volunteer Fire Department for the Pflugerville Community. After a severe drought in 1967, Te helped organize the Manville Water Supply Corporation, which was instrumental in bringing water to portions of Travis and Williamson County. He served as President from 1988-1990 and today Manville services thousands of customers. In 1963, he developed and operated Tim's Airpark on Dessau Road in Austin, which eventually became Austin Executive Airport.

In the 1960’s he was elected to the Pflugerville ISD School Board, where he served 21 years, ten of which were as President. Construction of Pflugerville High School and Kuempel Stadium were among the accomplishments achieved during his tenure, and the community honored Te for his years of service by having the original Pflugerville campus named after him. Theodor Timmerman Elementary was dedicated in 1987.

He served 21 years on the Travis County Appraisal District Board as a board member and vice president. Other boards he served on included the Pflugerville Fire Department Board, the German American Farm Mutual Board, the St. David's Round Rock Medical Center Board, and the Travis County Livestock and Rodeo Board. In 1998, he was honored by the Chamber of Commerce with its Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2009 the Downtown Association named him a “Pflugerville Legend.” Te's integrity and generosity has been and will continue to be a true legacy to his family and others. He was a lifelong pillar of the community who helped countless people during times of need. The world has lost a role model but we who have known him are richer for it.

Theodor is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marlene Timmerman, and their daughters Cheryl Greiner and husband David, of London, Texas, Beverly Burk and her husband James, of Georgetown, Texas, Elaine Hebert of Pflugerville, Texas; his sons Timothy Timmerman and wife Leslie, of Austin, Texas, Mike Hodgson and wife Kathy, of Rockport, Texas, Mark Hodgson and wife Melissa, of Pflugerville , Texas and Eric Hodgson and wife Joann, of Pflugerville, Texas. He is also blessed with 14 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Theodor was proud of his Timmerman/Bohls/Pfluger heritage, and attended Pfluger Family Reunions every Fourth of July. He also enjoyed many celebrations and gatherings with his Bohls first cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lena and Theo Timmerman, brother, Elmer Timmerman and sister, Leah Hagn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund. Visitation with the family will held at Cook Walden Funeral Home located at 14501 N. I-35 in Pflugerville from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Tuesday, July 16. Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 17 at Immanuel Lutheran Church located at 500 Immanuel Road, in Pflugerville. Interment will follow in the church cemetery and a reception and lunch will be held after the interment in the Fellowship Hall.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Tuesday, July 16, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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Lisa Laney

July 25, 2013

May God Bless the Timmerman family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. "T Boy" was an honor to know and had many accomplishments in his life on earth. He will be missed greatly, but know he is with his father in heaven. May he rest in peace.

I have many great memories that I hold dear to my heart from the times I spent playing with the girls/boys and going horse back ridding at the Timmerman home.

Thinking of all of you.

Hildegarde Gebert

July 20, 2013

Marlene and family,
Your family has my sympathy. All of Te's accomplishments are impressive. He was a good friend of my bro-in-law, Walter Mahlow and Te was his best man in my sisters' wedding and I was the matron of honor.God bless you all.

Sheri Kunkel- Lawrence

July 19, 2013

T. Thank you for the wonderful memories. You will be missed. God comfort you, Marlene. Times visiting with you and T will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you! Sheri kunkel lawrence

July 18, 2013

Mr. Timmerman was a good man and a good leader. It was my honor to be the first principal of the Theodor Timmerman Elementary School. His legacy will forever be recorded in the annals of Pflugerville ISD. I was blessed to have known him. My condolences to his family. Erbie Rodgers

David Guarino

July 18, 2013

Elaine: I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing.

July 18, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the wonderful Timmerman Family. T-boy was a great friend and neighboring farmer to the entire Kay Family. I will miss the reflective conversations we often had at Star Ranch Golf Club.
His legacy is blessed forever.
The Johnny Hugghins Family

Johnny Hugghins

July 18, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the wonderful Timmerman Family. T-boy was a great friend and neighboring farmer to the entire Kay Family. I will miss the reflective conversations we often had at Star Ranch Golf Club.
His legacy is blessed forever.
The Johnny Hugghins Family

July 18, 2013

Marlene, We are so sorry to hear about T-boy. The memory of him and my dad (Charlie Kunkel) will forever be a truth of real friendship they are once again together, but in a much better place. T you will truly be missed. Love, Cindy Considine and family

Steven Wilshire family

July 18, 2013

Sending our deepest condolances to the entire Timmerman family. I`ll miss seeing him coming out to the hay patch to check on the work being done. The world has lost a wonderful man but Heaven has gained a beautiful soul. God bless and keep all of you at this time.

Joe Medrano

July 17, 2013

Condolences to the Timmerman family. Our father Pablo Medrano was a sharecropper for Mr. Timmerman back in the 40s. Mr. Timmerman was affectionately called “T-Boy” by all the families who worked for him. Our family lived on the property on Pfluger Lane. Although my dad moved the family to Austin in 1950 he always kept in touch with Mr. Timmerman. For many years during the summers the family would return to Pflugerville to work on the Timmerman farm. Mr. Timmerman always treated our family with kindness. Pflugerville has lost a true gentleman and a legend.

The Medrano Family
Austin, Texas