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Life Story / Obituary
Connie ‘Nana’ Timmons, formerly of Ithaca, MI, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 18th, 2021, in her Holland home at the age of 71. She graduated from Lakeview Community High school and Central Michigan University. She enjoyed her work at Benjamin’s Hope and believed everyone was worthy of God’s love and care. Connie was actively involved in her church. She loved nature and until her final days spent time gardening, and kayaking, hiking, playing pickleball and riding bikes with her ‘Snow-Shoe Group’.
Connie is preceded in death by her parents John and Laura Gunderman as well as her sister Loreen Chadwick.
Connie is survived by her daughters, Jeri Lauer and Laura Logan, who both inherited their mother’s love of old church hymns and freshly baked brownies. Brownies weren’t the only sweet thing in Connie’s life. As an answer to prayer, she gained two of the sweetest son-in-laws, Mark Lauer and Carl Logan.
But nothing made Connie prouder than her grandkids, Malachi and Esther Lauer. They gave her the name she loved best, ‘Nana’. Malachi and Esther possess true superpowers: They had the ability to make their Nana’s face light up just at the mention of their names! Connie was a devout fan of any sport or activity in which they participated. Her grandkids gave Connie joy that overcame her darkest days and enough pride to overflow her heart.
Connie is also survived by two brothers, Leonard (Kathy) Gunderman, Doug (Chris) Gunderman, and brother-in-law John Chadwick, along with generations of nieces and nephews.
It is with a look to heaven that we celebrate Connie’s reunion with her first born daughter, whose loss was always felt deeply, and the family and friends who were welcomed home before her. We’re sure as soon as Connie entered heaven she brewed everyone a proper cup of tea and then pulled out a stack of books to give away; these were her treasures, her way of saying, “I love you”. Connie spent her life reading and studying God’s word. He was truly her friend on earth and now she is at peace with Him, savoring the sweetness of eternity like a pan of fresh baked brownies.
An intimate Celebration of Life will be held for immediate family. In lieu of flowers please consider donating a Memory Gift to Benjamin’s Hope at www.benjaminshope.net.