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James Timlin

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James "Mark" Timlin age 76 of Lawler, IA died Sunday, April 23, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2023 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Lawler with Rev. Nick Radloff celebrating the Mass. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at Our Lady of Mr. Carmel Catholic Church. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass on Friday at the church. Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton have been entrusted with Mark's arrangements. 641-394-4334. James Mark Timlin was born on August 4, 1946 in New Hampton. He was the fourth of five sons born to Eugene and Jean (Kelly) Timlin. He was named after his dad’s brother who passed away shortly before he was born; however, he always went by Mark, his middle name. Mark attended Mount Carmel Catholic School through the eighth grade and then graduated from Turkey Valley High School in 1964. He attended Rochester Junior College for one year and then enlisted in the Air Force where he served from 1965-1969. Following basic training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas, he was stationed in Washington, D.C. After the service, he returned to the Lawler area. On New Year’s Eve in 1975, he met Kathy Hentges at Chip’s in Lawler. They were married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Hampton on October 8, 1977. They lived in Tampa, Florida, for five years where both children, Ryan and Molly, were born and then decided to move back home and remained in Lawler. In June of 2009 Mark retired from C.A.S.H., Inc. in Lawler. During his high school years, he lettered in football, wrestling, track, and baseball. Mark played softball for his Air Force base during his service, and after returning home spent many summers playing for local teams. He was also an avid Hawkeye and Viking fan and there wasn’t a sport he didn’t enjoy watching. Mark enjoyed carpentry and did almost all their remodeling. He also did any sewing that had to be done and made all the curtains for their first apartment. Mark and Kathy belonged to the same card club for about 35 years. Those couples became very good friends and continue to get together although they start and finish playing cards much earlier than those beginning years. Mark and Kathy enjoyed traveling after retirement. Mark was very proud of his Irish heritage and one of his favorite trips was to Ireland in 2015 with family. He was also very proud of his 32 years of sobriety. Mark truly loved getting together with family. Both the Timlin and Hentges families had annual gatherings, and Mark always looked forward to the first weekend in August at Yellow Lake in Wisconsin. Visiting was something he truly enjoyed and there was always a story to tell. Mark was a member of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church and the American Legion Post #279. He is survived by his wife Kathy and two children: Ryan of Minneapolis and Molly of Urbandale; three brothers: George (Ann) Timlin of Granger, Indiana; Greg (Mary Lee) Timlin of Iowa City; and Paul (Rosemary) Timlin of Cedar Rapids; brother-in-law Tom (Carol) Hentges and sisters-in-law Colleen (Paul) Kruger and Paula Hentges along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law Myrna and Shorty Hentges; brother Gerald Timlin, nephew Michael Timlin, and brother-in-law Jerry Hentges.

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  1. With sadden heart, I extend my deepest sympathy to you Kathy, Ryan and Molly.
    Thinking and praying for all of you!
    Mark will be so dearly missed. 💔

  2. Kathy, I am so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. I am living with Mona for now since I was in the hospital, rehab center, and skilled nursing from December 13 until March 9. Hoping to get back to NH by June. I didn’t know that Mark was sick. My sympathy and prayers to you and the family.

  3. I remembered playing softball against Mark years ago, I think he played 3rd base mostly. He worked hard and played hard. God bless

  4. So sorry to hear about Mark’s passing. I will always remember all the good visits we had.
    Sending lots of hugs and prayers to you Kathy and your family.

  5. LeRoy and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Extending our heartfelt sympathy to you, Kathy and family…will keep you all in our prayers.🙏🏻

  7. Sorry to learn of Mark’s passing.Paul and I are sending our condolences to Kathy and all of the Timlin family.

  8. Kathy, so saddened to learn of your loss. 🙏 My heartfelt sympathy… You and your family are in my prayers.

  9. Kathy,Ryan and Molly sending prayers and hugs to all of you Mark was a great person and will be missed by many hold close the memories.

  10. Kathy and family…so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. May God give you strength in the days ahead. Prayers and sympathy to all.

  11. Kathy, so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing!!! I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers!!!

  12. We are so sad to hear of Mark’s passing. He was a great man. Our sympathy and prayers to Kathy and family.

  13. A limb has fallen from the family tree
    I hear a voice that whispers, ‘Grieve not for me’
    Remember the best times, the laughter, the songs
    The good I lived while I was strong
    Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you
    Keep on smiling, the sun will shine through.
    My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest
    Remembering all…how I was truly blessed
    Continue traditions, no matter how small
    Go on with your lives, don’t stare at the wall
    I miss you all dearly so keep up your chin
    Until that fine day we’re together again.
    Author Unknown
    Rest In Peace Mark as you will be truly missed by your family and the Lawler community,

  14. Kathy and Family
    So sorry to hear about Mark passing. Sending Our Love and prayers.
    Rick and Sue Sinnwell

  15. Our hearts are so sad to hear about Mark passing. He will be missed not only by all his friends but also the community. Sending hugs to you and your family.

  16. Our Deepest sympathies to you Kathy and your families. Sending prayers to help you through this difficult time. 🙏🙏

  17. I recall some of our high school time, although Mark was a grade ahead we shared football and wrestling. Great times in my memory. Dan

  18. Deepest sympathies to Kathy, Molly and Ryan…Mark was a great person who would help anyone…❤️

  19. Sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. Great memories from the early 60’s driving around on Sunday afternoons, Lawler, Fort Atkinson, Waucoma, New Hampton. Tough on the football field. Rest in peace!

  20. Deepest sympathy to you and your family, Kathy. Mark will be missed dearly. Thinking of you all❤️

  21. Kathy & family. I am so sorry to hear of Marks passing. He was such a delightful person, always could make me laugh! Considerate & always saying hello with a smile. He will be missed. You all have my sympathy. Mark is now at peace….

  22. Kathy & Family, Sorry to hear about Mark’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. A lot of good memories of the years spent with Mark as a classmate through 12 years of schooling at Our Lady of Mt Carmel and Turkey Valley. RIP my friend!

  23. Ryan and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I never met your dad, but he must have been a great guy. Along with everything else he did, he raised a pretty cool son. Peace (and solidarity)..

  24. Prayers go out to the Timlin family at this time. Mark and I was classmates and on the wrestling team at Turkey Valley. Gods Love be with you all.

  25. Ryan our prayers are with you and your family, I know that losing your Dad is a life changing experience and you will see more and more him in you, embrace it!

  26. Mark was such a strong presences at TVHS. He is well-remembered by so many including us in the class of 1964.

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