Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lemke Funeral Homes, Lyons Chapel, 2304 N. Second St., Clinton.

SERVICES: 9 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 312 S. Fourth St, Clinton. Father Anthony Herold will be officiating.

CLINTON — Rita C. Timmer, 82, of Clinton, died Sunday at the Bluff Terrace Nursing Facility in Clinton.

Pallbearers will be the Knights of Columbus.

Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Sugar Creek.

She was born Feb. 14, 1925, in Preston to William and Clara Luedtke Timmer.

She was a 1942 graduate on Preston High School. She also was a graduate of the Beauty Academy in Dubuque.

She owned and operated Timmer Beauty Salon in Preston and also Bernie’s Beauty Salon.

She was a member of the Prince of Peace Parish and the Clintones. She received many beauty styling awards.

Survivors include one brother, Richard Timmer of Camanche; two sisters, Clara Timmer of Camanche and Dolores Eisenbeis of Clinton; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Mission Parish in Sapillica, Peru.

Condolences may be made online at

She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and three brothers.

Death date: Sept. 9, 2007

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