William Andrew Timpany, Janesville (1913 - 2012)
June 12, 1913 - October 21, 2012
William Andrew Timpany, age 99, of Janesville, died on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center. He was born in Janesville, on June 12, 1913, the son of George and Catherine (Hutchinson) Timpany, who immigrated from Old Kilpatrick, Scotland. William graduated with the Janesville High School class of 1931. He is best remembered by Janesville residents as the co-owner of the Milk Jug Dairy. He and Delbert Grodivant operated that business from 1937 to 1987. The 1940's saw his marriage to Grace B. Gaulke and his military service. William served in the Army Air Corps from March 27, 1942, until he was Honorably discharged on Dec. 19, 1945. His unit was in charge of servicing pursuit planes at a number of the training fields in the southwest United States. It was during his military service that he developed his interest in photography that would serve to be a hobby for the rest of his life. He became an accomplished photographer and was always happy to mentor others who developed an interest in that area. He enjoyed fishing, a pastime that he was also ready to share with others.
In June of this year he was recognized by the Janesville Western Star #55 Masonic Lodge for his 75 years of service with that group. At the time of his death he was the oldest and the longest member of First Presbyterian Church of Janesville.
William was preceded in death by his wife, Grace; and by his sister, Agnes (Timpany) Grodivant. He is survived by his son: Mark (Mary) Timpany of Prescott, AZ; and grandchildren: William and Grace.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 17 N. Jackson St., with Rev. Dr. Bruce Jones, officiating. Visitation will be at the CHURCH on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Prior to the funeral service at the church, a Masonic Service will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning at the JANESVILLE MASONIC CENTER.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial contribution may be made to the Rock County Historical Society, of which William was a life member or the Hedberg Public Library Foundation.
Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services
21 S. Austin Road, Janesville,
(608) 752-2444 www.whitcomb-lynch.com