Elmer F. Timm, 90, 1225 Ridge Road, Stevens Point, a longtime Stevens Point accountant, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at the Crystal River Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Waupaca.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Roger Moldenhauer officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery.
Visitation will be at Boston Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and at the church from 10 a.m. Thursday until the service.
A memorial has been established for the Elmer and Betty Timm Scholarship Fund at St. Paul Lutheran Church in lieu of flowers.
Condolences may be offered online at bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Timm was born April 14, 1918, a son of the late Frederick and Mary (Wrasse) Timm. He grew up in Plainfield and graduated from Plainfield High School.
He attended Oshkosh Business College, graduating in 1938. Following college he joined Rollin Mabie CPA.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps Oct. 27, 1942. He served in China during World War II with the 14th Air Force, the unit known as the Flying Tigers. He received the American Theater Service Ribbon, Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon. He was honorably discharged Nov. 26, 1945.
Following the military, he joined the staff of the Bureau of Municipal Accounting for the state of Wisconsin.
In 1954 he left the state and started E.F. Timm CPA. The firm grew and by 1975 employed a staff of 30. The firm was sold to Clifton Gunderson in 1981.
He was awarded the Wisconsin Institute of CPA’s Distinguished Career award by the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs and was appointed to the state board of Accountancy and chaired it for many years. He was a member of both the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs and American Institute of CPAs for more than 50 years.
He was married to Betty Plank Sept. 20, 1941, at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Stevens Point.
He was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and past church chairman and committee member. He had also been a president of Camp Cleghorn in Waupaca and the Stevens Point Chamber of Commerce. He was secretary-treasurer of the Stevens Point Rotary Club for 15 years.
He and his wife had a winter home in Cherokee Village, Ark.
Survivors include his wife, Stevens Point; two sons, Frederick, Manhattan, N.Y., and William (Rita), New London; one daughter, Kathryn (Jim) O’Connor, Plymouth, Minn.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.