Roger Timm Fay was born to Mearl Elvin and Isabelle Dorine (Rhoads) Fay on April 15, 1947, in Atlantic, IA. Timm entered eternal rest on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at his home in Corning, IA, at the age of 67 years 4 months and 23 days.
Timm grew up in the Wiota/Anita area and attended Anita High School, graduating with the Class of 1965. His outstanding athletic abilities in high school won him notoriety on the record boards for the relay team. He was also the proud owner of the first skateboard which he made himself in the 60’s.
Timm served in the United States Marine Corps from 1966 to 1970. He worked on helicopters as an electrical systems technician. Timm received the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Air Medal, Rifle Expert Badge, National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
Having been raised on horses, Timm was into the rodeo scene from Little Britches through the PRCA until age 42. His favorite event and expertise was bull riding which won him several awards and enabled him to travel the western United States extensively. Timm lived a number of years in California and was a house framer there. He spent several years in Texas working on a ranch and feedlot operation and later in Kansas did the same work with his grandson Bryce. Timm was also an over the road truck driver for many years. When Timm returned to Iowa, he followed his many interests doing leather work, carpentry, bar tending, cooking (experience he gained from helping his Aunt Zeta at The Spot in Atlantic, Iowa), and painting (helping in the restoration of the Corning Opera House). He also assisted in video taping of the Corning Speedway races.
Timm loved music, was an excellent dancer and most recently enjoyed pool tournaments and watching old tv shows. He was blessed with a wonderful Christmas visit to California in December and was thrilled to spend time with all his kids and grandkids.
Left to cherish Timm’s memory are his son Jason Fay; daughters: Jeanne (fiancé Kyle Marchant) and Kimberly (husband Manny) Lopez all of Bakersfield, CA; grandchildren: Bryce Bird, Brianna & Sydney Fay, Kody, Kalob & Maliyah Lopez, also all of Bakersfield; brothers: Paul (wife Betty) of Lenox, IA and Mick of Oakland, IA; sister-in-law Karen Fay of Purdum, NE; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Timm is preceded in death by his mother in 2011, his father in 2013, brothers James in 1969 and Max in 2004.