Michael W. Timmons

December 8, 2012

Michael W. Timmons 66, of Frankfort, IN, died at 6:06 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2012 at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital. Born December 11, 1945 in Frankfort, to the late William & Barbara (Hobbs) Timmons. He married Constance Balser on November 30, 1968 and she survives. Mr. Timmons received his BS degree in 1968 from Indiana University and his MA degree in 1972 from Ball State. At I.U. he was member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, the marching Hundred, I.U. Foundation, president and director of I.U. Young Republicans. He taught at the Community Schools of Frankfort for 35 years and coached at both the junior high and high school levels while teaching. Mike was an official for the IHSAA in both track and cross country and worked as an official for the NCAA as well. Upon retiring from the community schools of Frankfort he supervised student teachers for Indiana University Bloomington and taught classes at I.U. Kokomo. His memberships included; First Christian Church of Frankfort, life member of Indiana University Alumni Association, NFA and Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Assoc., Indiana Teachers Assoc., volunteer instructor for the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources “Hunter Safety Program”, Frankfort Moose Lodge #7, where he was past governor and a member of the Fellow Degree there, member of Clinton Masonic Lodge #54, Royal & Select Masters and Knight Templar Orders there, past Commander American Legion Post #12, Sons of the Legion Squadron #12, La Society 40 & 8 and past Chef-de-Gare. Mike served in the 218th Educator and Training Command of the U. S. Air Force from 1964-1965. He was a member of the Frankfort Clinton County Civil Defense/Emergency Management for 38 years and served as its director for 24 of those years. Mike was an Eagle Scout and spent several years as an adult leader in Mulberry Scout Troup 336 and the Crossroad of America Council Firecrafter Organization. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and other outdoor activities, was an avid football fan of I.U., Wabash College and the Indianapolis Colts. He also spent several years as a civil war re-enactor as a member of the 5th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry. He was named “Distinguished Hoosier” by Gov. Evan Bayh, “Citizen of the Year” by the Frankfort Times, “Outstanding Hoosier Educator” by the Indiana General Assembly, listed in “Who’s Who Among American Teachers”, named “Outstanding Graduate” by the Emergency management Institute of Emmetsburg, MD Mike always said, “I hope I made a difference while I was here”.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 11th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery.

Survived by:

Wife: Constance Timmons of Frankfort 2 Sons: Chip (Stephanie) Timmons of Crawfordsville and Brad (Michelle) Timmons of Greenwood Brother: Gregory Timmons of Indianapolis 4 Grandchildren: Landon, Drake, Cade and Ella


25 Condolences for “Michael W. Timmons”

  1. Lisa (Hardy) Evans December 9, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Connie, Chip, and Brad He was a great man and so much fun to be around, I will never forget all the Christmas parties at your house, EMT stuff with my dad, and the “Elephant” joke he told me. My deepest condolences to your family, he will be greatly missed! Lisa (Hardy) Evans , Vic and Judith’s daughter

  2. Paul Laverty December 9, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing he was a great friend and leader and role model he touched the hearts and lives of everyone he meet and knew I heart and prayer go out to Connie and rest of the Family The Colts are playing for you today Mike RIP My Dear Friend

  3. Amber Lashbrook December 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Thinking of Mrs. Timmons and their family. He truly did make a difference.

  4. Kenny Wright December 9, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Connie,Chip and Brad. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We have all had such wonderful times on our Florida vacations together. They go back a long ways. I will miss him very much. God Bless all of your family.
    Kenny Wright, Clearwater, FL

  5. Linda (Freeman) Dukes December 9, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Oh what a wonderful man this earth has lost! My fondest memories of him was as a teacher at Frankfort. I was so proud of him when I would see pictures in the newspaper of the reenactments he was involved in. I can only imagine the legacy he has left behind in his children and grandchildren. May you all have peace in your hearts knowing he was a respected man and loved by all lives he touched. God bless the family.

  6. Andy Oren December 9, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I knew Mike as part of Thomas’ Mudsills, the 5th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry civil war re-enacting group. In our day we were the best there was in our hobby and that was because of men like Mike. He was always there and took part in his fair share of “atrocities!” I consider myself blessed to have known him and to count him a friend. Go in peace, my friend.

  7. Mary Porterfield December 9, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of this loss. He was one of my favorite teachers in middle school and always made class so interesting. He sparked my interest in history and made me want to learn as much as I could about it. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.

  8. Shandel King December 9, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    My condolences go out to Mike’s family and friends. He was one of my favorite teachers. My prayers go out to each and everyone of you.

  9. Mike and Diana Kelley December 10, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Connie, Chip and Brad – we are so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace that only God can provide during this time.

  10. Tony Evans December 10, 2012 at 1:13 am

    My prayer for the family during this difficult time. May Mike rest in peace.

  11. Spoon and Beth December 10, 2012 at 8:31 am

    The Timmons Family,
    We want to take a moment and pass on our condolences regarding the loss of Mike. We are praying for comfort and compassion from the Almighty God during your time of need. May you find solace in the prayers of many that are being lifted up and from the love of your family and friends.
    Take care and may the great memories of your time together far outweigh the hurt you feel at this time.
    The Spoonmore Family

  12. Jack & Connie Scheid December 10, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Connie and I were saddened to learn of Mike’s passing. Our prayers are with you and the boys during this difficult time. God Bless, In Christ, Connie and Jack (from Florida)

  13. Anita Bradley December 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    To Connie and the boys: So sorry for your loss. Mike was a wonderful colleague, and I am glad I had the opportunity to know him.

  14. Pam Ayers Petrilli December 10, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Dear Connie and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was a fine man who will be missed my many. I hope the happy memories you have of him will help ease your grief.

  15. Michael Tempel December 10, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    My sympathies and thought are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Mike Tempel
    Wabash Class of 1996

  16. Ricky Bybee December 10, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Deepest sympathy for the family. Mr. Timmons touched and molded so many lives. I personally admired him and when I think back to my Junior/Senior High School Days, he was always in my great memory thoughts. I pray for your comfort.

  17. Nina Rice December 11, 2012 at 7:20 am

    I just wanted to tell all the family how much I was saddened to hear of Mr. Timmons passing. I had him for 8th grade history at the old Jr. High in 1981. I also took the hunters safety class he taught. He worked with my dad on the Civil Defense in the 70s and when my dad passed just after the start of the year I had his class he was there to show his support for my mom and I. He helped to make a very bad year for me a little brighter with his class. He gave me a love for American history and I still love it today. I’m glad I had him as one of my teachers. Please know that the family will be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

    Nina Rice

  18. Roy & Patsy Scott December 11, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    We are very sorry for your loss and wanted to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers, but we will unable to attend the showing this evening Roy isn’t feeling well.

    Cherish the memories.

    Roy & Patsy Scott

  19. Mike Brackett December 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I do not have the ability to read a man’s mind (nor his heart); but i certainly can see his actions /// there are few people in this life that are as multi-talented as was Mike Timmons /// in my humble opinion, Mike deserves recognition as a good and faithful servant — one who used his multiple talents for the benefit of the many who fell within his stewardship /// I have no doubts that Mike will now be given the opportunity to serve at a higher level ////// ——–from a fellow eagle scout (Mike Brackett)

  20. Diane Wray-Ganly December 11, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    He made a difference.

  21. S.Ewing December 11, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Think of you and your family during these trying times. Mr Timmons was a great man and teacher and will be missed.

  22. Charlene (Abston) Taylor December 12, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Mrs. Timmons and family I am so sorry for your loss. Mr Timmons I had for History class when I was in jr high school. It was teachers’ like you and your husband that was a great influence in my life. May the Lord be with you during this sad time in your life. May you find the comfort in him.

  23. Brenda L Pauley December 12, 2012 at 9:48 am

    My deepest sympathy to the whole family. Mr. Timmons touched so many and made everyone who knew him a much better person. May God Bless his family and friends during this time.

  24. Suzie Baldwin December 12, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Sending my love to Stephanie, Chip and the boys. It is so difficult to lose a patriarch of a family. God Bless!

  25. Linda Perry Carroll December 15, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    I went to school with Mike and am so sorry to hear of this news. My condolences for his family. It was wonderful to hear how Mike’s life filled out into such service to others.

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