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Dona J. (Martin) Timpe

June 17, 1930 ~ March 6, 2020 (age 89)

Life Story

Dona J. Timpe, 89, of Elkhart, passed away at Greenleaf Health Campus in Elkhart on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 8:55 am.

She was born on June 17, 1930 in Elkhart County, Indiana to the late, Albert and Mabel (Smith) Martin. She married the love of her life, Kenneth L. Timpe on July 9, 1950 in Elkhart; he passed away on June 15, 2008.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth L. Timpe, 2 sons, Mark R. Timpe on July 30, 2018 and infant, Douglas L. Timpe; two brothers, Dale Martin and Wayne Martin; and two sisters, Phyllis Harter and Mary Jane Zipser.

Dona is survived by her son, Michael W. (Rebecca) Timpe of Vicksburg, MI; 2 grandsons, Scott (Michelle) Timpe and Jeffrey (Brianne) Timpe; 6 great grandchildren, Justice Jordan, Jacob Timpe, Paige Timpe, Brooklyn Timpe, Jackson Timpe and Evan Kish; 2 great great grandchildren, Lily and Liam Keeler; sister, Joan (Wayne) Gongwer; and brother, Doyle (Jeannine) Martin.

Dona graduated from Concord High School in 1948. She was a line worker at Whitehall Laboratories and Miles Bayer for 30 years. 

A Memorial Gathering with family and friends will be held Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Billings Funeral Home. Private burial will take place at Prairie Street Cemetery, Elkhart.

Memorials may be given to Hospice or the Humane Society of Elkhart County, 54687 County Road 19, Bristol, IN 46507.

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Memorial Gathering
April 25, 2020

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Billings Funeral Home
812 Baldwin Street
Elkhart, IN 46514
Guaranteed delivery before the Memorial Gathering begins


Elkhart County Humane Society
54687 County Road 19, Bristol IN 46507
Tel: 1-574-848-4225

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