November 12, 2017
DAVENPORT — Dwayne “Whitey” Timmerman, 89, of Davenport, joined his sweetie in the kingdom of heaven on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at University Hospitals, Iowa City, following a brief illness.
Funeral services to celebrate Whitey's life will be held at noon Friday, November 17, 2017, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gilda’s Club. Online condolences may be made to www.rungemortuary.com
Dwayne “Whitey” Robert Timmerman was born December 7, 1927, the son of Herman and Marguerite (Simmons) Timmerman in Davenport. He met his sweetie, Pauline Timmerman (Blocker), in June 1950 and they were united in marriage on September 2, 1950. Together they enjoyed almost 60 years of marriage before Pauline's passing in 2010.
Dwayne affectionately obtained his nickname “Whitey” for his signature white hair, which he had from a very young age. Whitey served in the Army during the end of WWII. After his service he was employed by Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Co. as a lineman for 42 years until he retired in 1990. He only missed four days of work during that time.
Whitey's greatest pleasure was providing for his family. He assisted his sweetie in preparing family dinner every Sunday for all their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, for more than 30 years. More often then not, dinner would include something from his garden, which he tended to up until just recently. Whitey also enjoyed playing the keyboard and playing checkers.
Whitey is survived by his children Ronald (Donna), Roger (Liz Midey), Rory (Kim) and Randy (Sandra), Renae (Robert) Meyer all of Davenport; grandchildren, Crystal (Zach) Ramaker, Jamie, Josh (Tagan) and Jena Timmerman, Andrew (Nicole) Martin, Emily (Brian) Keag, Alisha Timmerman, Cooper and Lexis Timmerman, Katie (Josh) Corbin, Kyle, Kerry and Kurt Meyer; great-grandchildren Miles, Jayden, Jackson, Hallie, Leland, Bryer, Cashlyn, Layne, Brady, Harrison, Presley, Jordan, Carter, Ava, Jolee and Sophia.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline; oldest son and daughter-in-law, Robert (Christine); parents; sister, Jackie Baker; and brother, Richard Timmerman.