Lynn J. Timmins, 67, passed away after unexpected medical complications following heart surgery on July 6, 2023.
She was born on September 11, 1955, to Thomas and Eunice Timmins. She graduated from Appleton West high school in 1974. After high school, she enlisted and served in the Marine Corps. Lynn worked for the U.S. Postal Service and was the first female postal carrier in Appleton.
Lynn was known for saying “God, family, and country first.” She was an incredibly kind, generous, patriotic, and faithful person. She loved animals, particularly dogs. She was willing to take in any dog in need.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Eunice; siblings, Raymond, Norman, and Karen; and a nephew, Jeff.
She is survived by two brothers, Terry Barlow and Thomas Timmins; a sister, Lori (Mike) Dengel; nephew and godson Chris Chambers and his son, Mason; a niece Kelly (Tom) Jesse, who gracefully took in her dog, Nikky; a niece and goddaughter, Becca (Eric) Scherer; and many other loved nieces and nephews.
Lynn will be laid to rest with military honors at Riverside Cemetery, 714 N. Owaissa St, Appleton, on Thursday, July 13, at 2:30 PM. Due to construction, processions should plan to line up on Nawada St.
A celebration of life will be held for Lynn on Thursday, July 13, from 4 PM to 7 PM at the Capitol Centre, 725 W. Capitol Dr, Appleton.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund for dog rescue will be established.
Lynn would like to thank the many friends and family who helped her over the past few months with her condo flooding and her recuperation. A special thank you to Rock and Jeannie Kanyuh, Cindy Slinger, and Wendy Kinney. Lynn especially cherished her relationship with Chris and Mason, the son and grandson she never had. Chris was an excellent friend and caretaker of Lynn for many years.
Lynn was so kind and generous, she made the decision to be an organ and tissue donor to continue to help people after her passing.