It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of George Tamminga, former principal of Timothy Christian Elementary School, and dear friend to many. Mr. Tamminga went home to to be with his Lord and Savior on September 26.
George Tamminga, age 91, of Lombard. Beloved husband of the late Henrietta Tamminga; loving father of Cindy Tamminga, Kristy (Dan) Bootsma, and Scott (Denise) Tamminga; devoted grandfather of Joshua (Charis), Joseph (Alyssa) and Matthew Bootsma, Nathaniel, Kathryn, and Micah Tamminga; fond brother of the late William (the late Hazel) Tamminga, the late Jessie (the late Gerrit) De Boer, the late Albert (Dorothy) Tamminga, the late James (the late Lyda) Tamminga, the late Wilma (the late Gerry) Van Leeuwen, the late Luke (Eleanor) Tamminga, Millie (the late William) Dekker, and Joe Tamminga; uncle of many nieces and nephews.
George was devoted to Christian education, in which he served for 35 years. The majority of his time was spent as principal at Timothy Christian Elementary School from 1970-1994.
George served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He remained in the Naval Reserves, serving his country a total of 35 years.
Visitation Tuesday 3PM-9PM at Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Rd. (3 Blks. S. of Roosevelt) Lombard. In State, 10 AM until time of service at 11 AM at Lombard Christian Reformed Church, 2020 S Meyers Rd, Lombard, IL 60148. Interment at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery. Memorials to Timothy Christian Schools, 188 W. Butterfield Rd., Elmhurst, IL 60126 or Elim Christian Services, 13020 Central Ave., Crestwood, IL 60418 are appreciated. Funeral info: www.knollcrest.net or 630-932-1500.