Elizabeth Thimmesch, 89, Ellendale

Published 10:08 am Thursday, July 25, 2013

Funeral services for Elizabeth “Betty” Thimmesch, age 89, of Ellendale, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of St. Theodore. The Rev. Timothy Reker and Deacon Mike Ellis will officiate. Interment will be in St. Aidan’s Cemetery, Ellendale.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Elizabeth Thimmesch

Elizabeth Thimmesch

Betty died on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at St. John’s Lutheran Home.

Elizabeth Thimmesch was born on Dec. 6, 1923, in Wells, the daughter of Richard and Victoria (Pilacznyski) Schmidt. She grew up and went to school in Wells. On May 8, 1945, Betty was married to Mathias Thimmesch in Owatonna. The couple farmed in the Hollandale area for a few years before buying farmland near Geneva where for 48 years they lived in the home Mathias built. She was a member of St. Aidan’s Catholic Church in Ellendale, the VFW Auxiliary and a homemakers club. Betty enjoyed sewing, cooking, flower gardening and volunteering at both St. Aidan’s and St. Mary’s churches. Blessed be her memory.

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Survivors include her children Catherine Peschon of Emmons, Lorna Gray of Minneapolis, Charles (Paula) Thimmesch of Glenville, Larry (Kristine) Thimmesch of Hubertus, Wis., and Colleen (Tim) Thome of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren David (Hyun Sun) Peschon, Anita (Allen) Miller, Lisa (John) Taylor, Jeania (Mark) Hassel, Christopher John (Heather) Peschon, Kristine Peters, Jerry (Jackie) Raditch, Jeff Raditch, Patty (Mike) vonLoesch, Bruce (Gina) Thimmesch, Cheryl (Paul) Citurs, Mark (Kelly) Thimmesch, Jennifer (Adam) Hooten, Brian Thimmesch, Amanda Thome, Michael (Chelsea) Thome, Merissa (Vincent) Buffum, and Mitchell Thome; 24 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; brother Paul Schmidt and many nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Mathias, her parents, a great-granddaughter Machala, three sisters, a brother and her son-in-law Wayne Peschon.