Dr. Sherman Ackley Timmins, 79, lost his battle with Parkinson’s and Dementia on August 11, 2017. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Janet; his daughters, Kari (Tiger) Downey, Kirsten (Gail) Fogle and Kim (Adam) Scholl; step-son, Marcus Lane; grandchildren, Grace, Sam, Jackson, Wyatt, and Gail whom meant the world to him; and his daughters' mother, Andrea Marquardt. Also missing him with heavy hearts are his siblings, Shirley (Lin) Good, Barry (Mary) Timmins and Chet (Virginia) Timmins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kathryn and Chester Timmins and sister, Patricia (Robert) Wagner.
Sherman was born in Frackville, PA on Oct. 24, 1937; he attended a one-room schoolhouse in Sand Beach, PA and graduated from Hershey High School. After high school, he served with the U.S. Army, 41st Artillery from 1959-1961 in Germany, where he developed his lifelong love of traveling. After graduating from Shippensburg College, he attended Indiana University for his master’s degree and Penn State for his doctorate, where he was a member of Delta Chi Fraternity and started a love of Penn State football which lasted throughout his lifetime. Sherman was a professor at Northern Michigan University but spent most of his career at the University of Toledo where he also ran the Small Business Institute.
Sherman was an ardent lover of the outdoors - camping, hiking, canoeing, whitewater rafting, skiing, motorcycle riding, and marathon running. His loved ones fondly remember his love for his “back forty”, his wooded acreage on which his peaceful wood home in Michigan was nestled. When he wasn’t chopping wood or taking a run with his dog, Ginger, he enjoyed rangering and playing golf with “the guys” at Giant Oak Golf Course, where he spent beloved hours golfing with his dear friend, Larry Schau. Janet and Sherm spent their time together traveling through the U.S., Canada, and Europe, making up for lost time.
His Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at The University Church, 4747 Hill Avenue, Toledo, OH 43615 with Rev. Dr. Julian Davies officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Sherm's memory to the Alzheimer's Association: Northwest Ohio Chapter, 2500 N. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, OH 43615 or to Hospice of N.W.O., 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551.
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