In Memory of

Barbara A. Timmins

January 15, 1954 - June 26, 2016
Barbara Ann Timmins was born on Jan. 15, 1954 in Cherokee, IA to Dale, Sr. and Patricia Neustrom Bakker. She graduated from Washington High School in 1973 and earned an Associate's Degree in Interior Design in Bettendorf. Barbara was united in marriage to Doug Van Pelt in 1973. To this marriage a daughter Patrice was born. She married Donald Mortenson in 1983 and a son Ronald was born. She was later united in marriage to Dave Timmins in 1989, and has one step-daughter Stacy. Barbara spent the greatest part of her life in Cherokee where she was always a caregiver. She was also employed at The Shamrock, Country Pastime, Sioux Valley Hospital, K-Mart, Cherry Street House, and MHI. Barbara was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Cherokee. She was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend to all. She was proud of her grandchildren Jack, Anna, Malcolm, and baby Myles. She had a gentle, quiet nature, seeing only the best in everyone. Barbara will be lovingly remembered by her children, Patrice Noble and husband Lance of Polk City; CPT Ronald Mortenson and wife Apryl of San Antonio, TX; grandchildren, Jack and Anna Noble, Malcolm and Myles Mortenson; her father and step-mother Dale Bakker, Sr. and his wife Marion of Cherokee; siblings Mick Bakker and wife Sue of Cherokee, Cindy Sizeland and husband Harry of Cherokee, Deb Green of Hamilton, MT, John Bakker of Spirit Lake, Tom Bakker and wife Jacque of Tea, SD, Linda Torgenson and husband Kirk of Draper, UT; sister-in-law, Lauren Bakker of Cherokee; step-siblings Shannon Goth and husband Ron of Cherokee, Dan Hale and wife Deb of Sutherland, Shawn Hale and wife Vickie of Cherokee, Ryan Hale and wife Char of Sutherland; special friend Ron Henderson; and many other friends and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her mother Patricia Bakker, brother Dale Bakker, Jr, David Timmins, and Donald Mortenson.
11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 30th at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Mick Bakker Dale Bakker, Jr. Tom Bakker John Bakker
2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 29th also at the funeral home. The family will lead the rosary at 4:30 p.m., and then be present from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee


Friday, July 29, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Condolences to the Timmins family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.”
- Williams Family
Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear about your Mom, Ron. My thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Sherri Johnson
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Our sympathy to all Barb's family. She was a very kind and sweet person to everyone. I know that she will be missed greatly..I know too you all have fond memories of her to keep!
- Don & Shirley Bright
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for Your Loss..
Barb was always a sweet,gentle & Kind Lady.
Do not remember ever meeting any one who didn't like her.
May God Speed her home.

May God Bless You all”
- Jacob C Bush
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“My deep sympathy to all of Barb's family. Rest in peace, Barb. ”
- Elaine Thompson-Messerole
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Barb and I were friends. I will miss her. Condolences to her family.”
- Joan M. Forcier
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Our Sympathy in your loss, Barb was a sweet and caring person to everyone she met.”
- Chuck and Joanne Clark
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“What a friend we have in Jesus and I am sure she is with him. What a great person and friend she was to everyone she met. I have a lot of wonderful memories with Barb. God Bless her as she has earned her wings. Miss you Barbie.”
- Patsy
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“My gosh what a shock !!!! She must have been quite ill, more than I thought!!!!! So so sorry to hear of her passing on!!!! My prayers are with all of you !!! Sue Grohe”
- Sue Grohe
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Barb's passing. Just remember her as strong and happy.”
- Mary Walker Morris
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