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John J. Timmerman: 1908-2004

John J. Timmerman was a father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, a teacher's teacher, a master stylist, a fine literary critic, a good and fair-minded chairman, a fine writer, and above all, an exemplary Christian.  Perhaps telling the story of my long acquaintance with him will give some particulars to nail down these assertions.My first acquaintance with John J. Timmerman was when I sat, on my first day at Grand Rapids Christian High School, in a freshman class. The door opened and…
George G. Harper
March 16, 2004