Matthew “Matt” Timm

Matthew “Matt” Timm

MIDDLETON – Matthew “Matt” Timm, age 90, of Middleton, passed away in his home on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. In the last five years he has struggled with Parkinson’s and Lewy Body dementia.

Matt was born on July 11, 1929, in Shawano, Wisconsin. He grew up on a farm and was a hard worker with an entrepreneurial spirit. He worked as a welder and machinist until the age of 26. In 1955, he moved to Madison and worked as a loan officer and later a branch manager for Production Credit, helping farmers in southern Wisconsin. In 1976, Matt became a home builder/general contractor and built several homes in the Madison area as Energy Concept Builders. In the 1980s, Matt challenged himself by studying electronics and learned Morse code to obtain his novice ham radio license. When there was a downturn in the building industry, he and his wife Marian created a telephone answering business and a security installation company, which he later sold to Permar Security. Matt strived to create perfect solutions for his customers. He enjoyed being with his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Matt was always interested in helping with any family project.

Matthew is survived by his wife, Marian of 43 years; sons, Rob (Judy) Timm of Florida and Sam (Jan) Timm of Wautoma; step-children, Sharon (Dave) Schmid of Middleton and Robert (Barb) Knoble of Arlington; brother, Gene (Olga) Timm of Pembrook Pines, Florida; granddaughter, Stephanie (Tim) Bascom; grandsons, Eric (Danielle) Timm, Shaun Schmid (Lindsay) and Cory Schmid (Kelly); and great-grandchildren, Justin, Isabella, Sophia, Xavier, Zander and Zayda. Matthew was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Alice Skalitzky; and brother, Roger Timm.

The family would like to thank Agrace HospiceCare for their kind help. A private service will be held by the family. Online condolences may be made at

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