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Madeline Margaret Timmerman

Mass of Christian Burial for Madeline Timmerman, 94, of Marshall, will be Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. A livestream and recording of the service will be available at www.holy-redeemer.com. Visitation will be 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Horvath Remembrance Center in Marshall, with a Rosary at 4:00 p.m. and a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation continues 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Remembrance Center. Interment will follow the service at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Marshall. Masks are encouraged at indoor events to the attendee’s comfort level.

Madeline Margaret (Boncquet) Timmerman was born May 12, 1927, in Fairview Township to Silvere and Marie (VanHove) Boncquet. She grew up on a farm with her family in rural Marshall, MN. She attended Saint Joseph Catholic School for 8 years and graduated from Marshall High School in 1944. She received all her sacraments at Holy Redeemer Church. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

Madeline married the love of her life, Archie Timmerman, on September 7, 1948, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall, MN. They made their home on a farm in Westerheim Township, where they raised their 8 children and farmed together until moving to Marshall in 1983. Archie and Madeline spent several winters in Mesa, AZ, where they enjoyed time with their many friends. In 2011, Madeline moved to Boulder Estates where she loved to play cards, especially Bien and Pepper. She also loved gardening, cooking, baking, Rolle Bolle, and watching the Minnesota Twins.

Madeline was a natural caregiver, and together with Archie they opened their home to their aging parents and other relatives. They also loved to host friends and family; many nieces and nephews enjoyed a stay at “Aunt Madeline’s”. 

Madeline’s biggest enjoyment was spending time with her large family who were very special to her, and she was very special to each of them. 

Madeline died on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at the Prairie Home Hospice McLaughlin House in Marshall. She is survived by her 8 Children: Gordon (Judy) Timmerman, Mary Jean (Charles) Coudron, Joyce (Glen) Kesteloot, Denise Timmerman, Linda (Kevin) Honetschlager, Mark (Pam) Timmerman all of Marshall, Brian (Darla) Timmerman of Minneota, and  Bruce (Carla) Timmerman of Rochester; 26 grandchildren and their spouses; 58 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; brother Dennis (Sharon) Boncquet of Hutchinson; and sisters-in-law Florence Soenen and Marie (Bob) Hamerlink, all of Emmetsburg, IA.

She was preceded in death by her husband Archie, her parents Silvere and Marie, brother Henry Boncquet, sisters Anna Feryn and Agnes DeMeyer, in-laws Marie and Elaine Boncquet, James DeMeyer, Remi Feryn, Leo and Angie Timmerman, Bertha and George DeVlaeminck, Andrew and Mary Timmerman, and Jerry Soenen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Madeleine was such a warm and welcoming person. We send the family our sympathy.

Keven and Helen Peterson Feb 4 2022 7:18 PM

Gordon and Judy, our sincerest sympathies for you and your family at this time of your loss.

Larry and Linda Carter Feb 4 2022 1:23 PM

Linda and Kevin. So sorry for the loss of your mom. Prayers and sympathy to you and your families. Jane and Brian Windey

Jane Feb 4 2022 7:50 AM

Linda, My sympathy to you and your family. Your mom was a sweet person.

Nancy (Byrne) Cooley Feb 3 2022 6:51 PM

Sending love and prayers to all of Madeline's family. Mom enjoyed her company very much ; talked about her often. Mom ( Jean Dirckx) went to Heaven on January 21st, so they are together enjoying each other's company again! Prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Mark & Jill Erickson Feb 3 2022 2:20 PM

Many wonderful memories of a loving woman. Sending prayers and hugs to all of you..💕Jim and Susie Lewis

Susan Lewis Feb 3 2022 9:23 AM

My sympathy and prayers to all of you!

Mary Kay Smith Fanetti Feb 3 2022 8:28 AM

Our thoughts, prayers and sincere sympathy to your family. Your mom and dad were such special wonderful neighbors for our parents.

Joyce and Dick Persoon Feb 2 2022 10:26 PM

So sorry for your loss. Madeline was a cousin of my Dad (Albert Callens) and also my sister's Godmother. I visited Madeline a couple times a few years ago while she was in Boulder. She was always welcoming and happy. Condolences.

Virginia Callens Gregg Feb 2 2022 6:02 PM

Sincere Sympathy and Many Hugs to you all. I will truly miss my talks with Madeline, such a sweet person! RIP Madeline

Peggy Demydowich Feb 2 2022 4:24 PM

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