|In remembrance . . .
The Lord welcomed Tim home on August 1, 2007 at 4 p.m. when
he passed peacefully into God’s care and was embraced by His
Tim was greatly blessed in this life by God’s grace with his service
He touched and influenced thousands of lives and provided a
wonderful example of what it means to be an instrument of God.
His battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma lasted 28 months, during
which time he never lost hope for a “bright future of service to [his]
Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.” He was extremely grateful to all
those who kept him in prayer and supported him during his trials
over those long months.
The “Timothy N. Timm Lutheran School Scholarship Fund” has been
established to assist a child with tuition at Zion Lutheran School in
Fallbrook, California. Donations are welcome. For more information,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim was born on April 14, 1942, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was
initially given the name Timothy Timm by his loving and always
clever parents, Edward and Viola Timm. He had no middle name
but every time his parents would take little Timothy on visits to other
family members to proudly show off their first son, it would rain. It
wasn’t long before Ed and Vi decided to give Timothy the middle
name of Noah. Hence, the trademark initials TNT.
He loved his toy trucks and he loved sharing that passion with
“www.tnttoytrucks.com” will be maintained as long as possible by
those who loved him and appreciate all that he did to enrich our
lives. Here is what Tim wrote “About Me” when he first created this
Born in 1942, I was most fortunate to grow up with the great toys produced after the Second World
War. It seemed that post-war manufacturers knew what a kid wanted in a sandbox toy - realism!
And, of course, size. The bigger the better.
Companies like Doepke, Nylint, Tonka, Structo, Marx, and several others, made some really neat
toys - many with "action features!" These action features could also be considered educational. I
remember being "educated" more than once by the snap of a hydraulic dump bed powerful enough to
knock your teeth out. And, we soon learned to keep our fingers away from those "sharp metal
After leaving toys behind for a couple of decades, I dedicated my life to serving as a teacher and
later as a principal in the Lutheran School ministry. Then, after 40 years, I made the decision to retire
and spend my newly available leisure time organizing the collection of toys I had been collecting since
about 1985. This website is a part of that endeavor.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll enjoy the website as much as I've enjoyed working on it.
Other collectors have helped me gather toys, literature, and data for this site. I'll be acknowledging
their contributions as they arise. I am indebted to them for their kind assistance.