Terry James Timmer

January 9, 1948 ~
November 20, 2021

Terry J. Timmer, age 73, of Wyoming, Michigan passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Terry worked as a self employed carpenter and had a skill set for fixing anything, whether it was painting, cabinetry, handiwork, plumbing, or helping others with remodeling projects. He was artistic and creative and had a talent for envisioning and designing projects and producing detailed work and fine carpentry. He was big-hearted and enjoyed helping others and was always willing to serve where needed. Terry is a veteran of the United States Navy. He was an avid collector of many things over the years including various antiques, cars, trucks and music. He cherished spending time with Dustine and his step-children and would have done anything for them. He was preceded in death by his parents, Matthew and Pearl Timmer and brother, Thomas Timmer. He will be lovingly remembered by his special friend and life partner of 25 years, Dustine Gort; step-children: Rayne, Amara, Odessa, Kameryn and Jensen; siblings, Rick Timmer, Mary Hovingh, Susan Tanis; many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may meet the family for a memorial gathering on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 1-3 and 5-8 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4031 Clyde Park Avenue SW, Wyoming, MI. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to The Wounded Warrior Project or to Dustine for the children’s future educational needs.

Memorial Gathering
Friday, December 3
1:00pm - 3:00pm

MKD - Wyoming
4031 Clyde Park SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

Phone: (616) 534-5417

Memorial Gathering
Friday, December 3
5:00pm - 8:00pm

MKD - Wyoming
4031 Clyde Park SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

Phone: (616) 534-5417

Leave Your Tribute Message

November 23, 2021 12:51pm
I'm so sad that you're gone now Uncle Terry. When I needed a home you and aunt Dusty provided that for us. You guys brought light into my childhood. I'm sorry I used to eat all the pickles but I'm sure you wouldn't care about that honestly I just wish to see you sitting in your chair watching TV when I come home again. I'm going to miss you until the day I'll see you again.

- Amara Vieau

November 23, 2021 12:15am
Wow this really makes me sad. I think of the hundreds of hours that Terry and I spent solving all of the world's problems and laughing at the stupidity around us. He and I were compared to Statler and Woldorf from the Muppets at Oriole Park Schools waiting for the kids. I'm going to miss you my friend R.I.P. I will pray for you Dustine and the kids. God Bless

- Deacon Jeff Burns




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