James L. Timms, 74, of Elkhorn, formerly of Lake Geneva, died May 26, 2018, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.

James Lyle Timms was born in Chicago, Dec. 5, 1943, to the late Lyle and Vernette (Burnburg) Timms. He graduated from Badger High School in Lake Geneva in 1961.

Following graduation from high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy. On Aug. 19, 1967, in Lake Geneva, he was united in marriage to the former Virginia Vosicky. Both Jim and Ginny attended the University of Wisconsin in Whitewater. Jim worked for many years as a sales engineer for Watlow-Gordon Company in Richmond, Ill.

Jim had been a student of the Bible, having studied, developed teaching materials, and taught continually for more than 30 years. He was one of the early founders of Faith Christian School in Williams Bay. Jim served on the school board for six years and chairman for three years.

Jim and Ginny were active members of Calvary Community Church in Williams Bay for many years. After that, he was one of the founders of Lighthouse Bible Church in Lake Geneva, which was established in 2004 and assumed the role of pastor/teacher on a part-time basis in May of 2005. Following his retirement from Watlow-Gordon, he began as full-time pastor in January of 2006. He was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 2008.

Jim was an avid Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packers fan. He was a member of the E.A.A. and enjoyed attending the fly-in at Oshkosh. Some of his happiest times were spending time with his family in Door County.

Jim is survived by Ginny, his wife of 50 years; a daughter, Stacey (Kevin) Nordmeyer of Milwaukee; a grandson; Ryan Nordmeyer; a brother, Randy (Jo) Timms of East Troy, and a sister, Pam (Don) Richmond of Sturgeon Bay. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services for Jim will be Friday, June 1 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Derrick Funeral Home in Lake Geneva with the Rev. Darrell Bendorf officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lake Geneva. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until time of services.

Memorials may be given in Jim’s name to Lighthouse Bible Church, P.O. Box 43, Lake Geneva, WI 53147.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith. – II Timothy 4:7




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