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Mark Timmerman
A funeral service was held at Big Valley Grace Community Church in Modesto for Mark Anthony Timmerman, 58, of Oakdale. He died Oct. 29, 2011 unexpectedly with his wife and family by his side.

Lakewood Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Born Aug. 22, 1953 in Tracy to Frank and Lucille Timmerman, Mark moved to Modesto in 1969. He attended Downey High School and Modesto Junior College. and married Agnes Riemersma on June 29, 1974. His first job was at Ripon Milling working as a millworker. He purchased his first truck, a Diamond Rio, and began transporting milk for Morris Dairies to the Richmond Creamery. In 1979 his father, Frank joined him and they incorporated Timmerman's Starlite Trucking out of their small home in Ceres. Soon after the business started. they were given the opportunity to haul grain commodities for Berry's Seed & Feed, A.L. Gilbert and Foster Commodities. In 1988 he built a home in Oakdale and the house in Ceres became the office. Mark was active in the Little League Baseball Association. He was a member of the Oakdale Christian Reformed Church. Mr. Timmerman was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2007 to the Turlock County Fair board. Mark was also a member of California Feed and Grain Association and supported the 11-99 Foundation of Fallen Victims with the California Highway Patrol. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

He leaves behind his wife of 37 years, Agnes Timmerman of Oakdale; two sons, Derek Timmerman and Bryan Timmerman, both of Oakdale; his mother, Genevieve Timmerman of Modesto; two sisters, Terri Malatesta of Pleasanton and Debbie Albers of Modesto; and his brother, Steve Pillow of Modesto; and three grandchildren, Morgan Timmerman, Heston Timmerman and Avery Timmerman. He was preceded in death by his father Frank Timmerman.

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-Ceres Courier/ November 9, 2011