Everything About Jeff Timmer Son Accident: Mekbul Timmer Cause Of Death

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Everything About Jeff Timmer Son Accident: Mekbul Timmer Cause Of Death
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Mekbul Timmer is the late adopted son of a political consultant Jeff Timmer and his wife Mattie Timmer. Jeff and Mattie had adopted Mekbul from Ethiopia sometime in the summer of 2014. From the looks of each of the Timmer family’s social media, one could say, adopting Mekbul, for them, was one of the happiest times of their nearest and dearest. In the years since Jeff and Mattie took Mekbul under their shelter, the boy from Africa had really become one of them and more often than not the family’s highlight.

Timmer was a much-loved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. His family and friends alike have described him as one who was opinionated, smart, and independent.

However, tragedy would strike the Timmer family when they lost Mekbul before his 19th birthday. Tears and condolences followed on a massive scale. Read what was the cause behind Mekbul’s death as well as some other details from his short life.

Mekbul Timmer Cause Of Death

While it has been some time since Mekbul died, the Timmer family still hasn’t revealed what it was that killed their teenage son. Furthermore, only a few or two journals have really shown their interest with respect to the cause.

Ethiopian born late son of Jeff Timmer and Mattie Timmer
The late Ethiopian adoptee Mekbul Timmer who died at age 18 in March 2022

It is yet to come to light whether there was any foul play behind his death. However, there hasn’t been a single report or headline talking about any investigations.

Some claim Mekbul lost his life in a car accident.

Nevertheless, the reclusive attitude of Jeff and the rest of the Timmer family in this regard has certainly made the case of Mekbul a bit mysterious.

The Death Of Mekbul Timmer

Mekbul Timmer died on March 6, 2022. The following day of the death, Mekbul’s adoptive mother Mattie Timmer took to her Twitter to express her gratitude to those who reached out to her family.

The memorial service took place at Deacon Don Sobolewski at 2 pm on Sunday, March 20, 2022. It was at the Portland High School Auditorium, 1100 Ionia Road, Portland, MI 48875.

The late Mekbul Timmer with his adoptive sister Maggie Timmer in April 2018
2003 born Mekbul Timmer from Ethiopia with his sister Maggie Timmer in April 2018

The surviving people included Mekbul’s parents, Jeff and Mattie; his sisters, Maggie, Grace, and Mary and his brother, Joe. Other relatives were his grandparents, Jerry, Madeline, and Allan. He likewise has aunts and uncles Brian and Beth Nagle, David Kotwicki, Dr. Stacey Beltz, Jennifer, Derek Archey, and Andrew Kotwicki. Mekbul’s other survivors are his cousins Noah, Ellis, Jim, Abby, Dan, Carolyn, and Matthew.

A month after Mekbul’s demise, his sister Maggie tattooed Ray and Evangeline on her biceps so as to keep her late brother with her for the rest of her life. The ink art also included the Amharic word for brother.

Mekbul Was An Orphan In Ethiopia

Mekbul Timmer, full name, Mekbul Jeffrey Seid Timmer was born on April 27, 2003, and died on March 6, 2022.

Mekbul was born in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. His biological mother’s name was Zeyneba Tesfaye. She however passed away in 2009. In the meantime, it is still unknown who Mekbul’s biological father is. Following Tesfaye’s death, Mekbul started living with his grandmother, Alemitu Kono, who apparently was a teacher. She however would also die in 2012. After that, a neighbor and friend, Amarech Abate took Mekbul under his wing. Sometime later he would go to live in a home by AHOPE for Children.

Not long after that, the Timmer family from Michigan came into the picture and they eventually adopted Mekbul. His obituary reads he was very enthusiastic about being part of a family and that his integration was effortless.

After the adoption, Mekbul became a  brother to sisters Maggie, Grace, and Mary. He also got one brother, Joe.

At the time of his death, Mekbul was a senior at Portland High School where he was also a varsity athlete in soccer. According to obituaries and his family members, he was an outgoing, smiling, and mischievous boy from an early age. Timmer furthermore was funny and an impish prankster.

He also was an A student who excelled in Maths and English. The late teenager reportedly was competitive and had a built-in desire to be the top in class.

Mekbul Timmer Parents Jeff Timmer And Mattie Timmer

Mekbul adoptive father, Jeff Timmer is a senior adviser on The Lincoln Project, a political action committee. It was formed by a group of former Republicans in late 2019.

Mekbul Timmer with his adoptive parents Mattie and Jeff in 2014
The late Mekbul with his adoptive mother Mattie Timmer and father Jeff Timmer

Jeff reportedly is also a writer, pundit, and redistricting expert and the former executive director of the Michigan Republican Party. He now however is independent.

The Timmer patriarch also runs a podcast,  by the title, A Republic, If You Can Keep It on Apple’s platform.

Mekbul’s father Jeff is a graduate of Michigan State University (1985 to 1989), according to his LinkedIn.


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