Donavon G. Timm, 85, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at his home in Plainview.

Donavon Gustav Timm was born Aug. 29, 1928, in Winona, to Aaron and Vera (Brueske) Timm. He grew up on the family farm northeast of Plainview. Donavon attended the Grub Country School and graduated from Plainview High School in 1946. In January 1951, he joined the U.S. Army and served in Korea. He was honorably discharge in October 1952.On Aug. 6, 1955, he married Darliene Dowers at St. Martens Lutheran Church in Winona. They lived there entire married life in Plainview. Donavon was employed for 52 years by the telephone company, retiring in 1999.

He was a lifetime member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Plainview and had served on various boards. Donavon had been a member of the Plainview Volunteer Ambulance Service for over 20 years. He was a longtime member of the Plainview American Legion and the VFW, and the Plainview Lions Club. He enjoyed playing bingo, cards and traveling.

He is survived by one son, Arthur (Nona) Hueber of Plainview; and one daughter, Sherry Wold of Beverly Hills, Fla.; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, David (Margaret) Timm of Altura; and two sisters, Dorla Jean Dittrich of Fort Collins, Colo., and Martha Ann Timm of Denver, Colo..

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Darliene and one brother, Paul.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Plainview, with the Rev. Scott Hirssig officiating. Burial with military graveside rites conducted by the Plainview American Legion will be at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Hoosier Ridge.

The visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview is in charge of the arrangements. schadandzabelfuneralhomes.com