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Thursday, November 16, 2023
4:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)
Friday, November 17, 2023
Starts at 11:00am (Central time)
Frank L. “Skipp” Timmins III, age 75, of Alexandria, died surrounded by family on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, November 17, 2023, at the Miltona Community Center.
The visitation is 4-7 pm., on Thursday, November 16th at the Miltona Community Center and will continue one hour prior to the service.
Frank “Skipp” LeRoy was born on October 22, 1947, to Frank L. and Veda (Vannurden) Skipp, II, in Glen Lake, Minnesota. His family lived in Kalispell, Montana and returned to Minnesota when he was ten years old. He attended North High School and graduated in 1965. At a young age, his parents instilled a belief in helping others which he carried through into his adult life. Following his education Skipp worked for Metro Transit (MTC) for 27 years in Minneapolis. He was a mentor and coach for the youth in bowling, baseball, and volleyball. Skipp was united in marriage to Jerine “Jerri” Schwanz on July 21, 1984. Following their marriage, he drove for Executive Express out of St. Cloud for ten years and Rainbow Rider for just over five years in Alexandria. He and his wife moved to their lake home on Lake Miltona in 1998, where they enjoyed life in rural Minnesota.
Skipp was a former city council member of Robbinsdale. He was a member of the Miltona Lions since 2000, where he served as chairman for the leader dog program and later became District Governor in 2014. His hobbies included golfing, helping others, and being active in community activities, especially Team Miltona and the Miltona Tornado Days Parade.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Donna; brother, John; and a daughter-in-law, Fredine.
Skipp is survived by his wife of 39 years, Jerri; children, Richard Timmins of Minneapolis, Tony Timmins of Prescott, Wisconsin, Chris (Heidi) Schwanz of Marshfield, Wisconsin, Annette (Jim) Starr of Cottage Grove, Michael (Heather) Schwanz of Forest Lake, Sue (Dan) McGleno of St. Paul, and Steve (Rena) Schwanz of Fort Wayne, Indiana; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Urnbearers are Christian Timmins, Kaitlyn Swanson, Jordan Timmins, and Dan Pawmen. Honorary urnbearers are the members of the Lions International.
Memorials preferred to the Junior Diabetes Fund.