Timothy A. Wagenaar

Friday, September 24, 2010

Timothy A. Wagenaar, age 50, of Newell, died Sept. 20, 2010 at his home near Newell.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 at Nain Lutheran Church in Newell. Burial was in the Newell Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Newell was in charge of the arrangements.

Timothy Andrew Wagenaar was born on March 27, 1960 in Sioux City, the son of Andrew and Janet (Meredith) Wagenaar. He was baptized in 1967 at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne, Minn. and later confirmed at Palisade Lutheran Church in 1975. Growing up, Timothy attended grade school and later received his GED.

On Feb. 22, 1979, Timothy entered in the United States Army where he served his country until he was honorably discharged on Feb. 21, 1982.

On June 12, 1993, Timothy was united in marriage to Phyllis Wolfgang at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Together they were blessed with two children: Kathleen and Ashley.

Timothy enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and going on family vacations. He treasured his family and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Phyllis Marie Wagenaar of Newell; his children: Greggory (fiancÚ, Nicole) Wagenaar of Mankato, Minn.; Tina Wagenaar of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Kathleen and Ashley Wagenaar of Newell; mother, Janet Wagenaar of Luverne, Minn.; brother, Jeff (Chonga) Wagenaar of Sioux Falls, S.D.; sisters, Kathy (Denny) Halverson of Dell Rapids, S.D.; Jenna (Royce) Vastenhout of Dell Rapids, S.D.; Andrea Wagenaar of Hills, Minn.; uncle, Ubbe Wagenaar of Minnesota; extended family and many friends.

Timothy was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Wagenaar and brother, Steve Wagenaar.