Timothy Lang Cahill, 56, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., passed away suddenly from complications due to cancer therapy on Dec. 30, 2010. The parish prayer services and wake will be held Thursday, Jan. 6, from 3:30 -- 8 p.m. at Fratzke and Jensen funeral home in Storm Lake, with family present. A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 7. Upon conclusion of the mass, Tim will be taken to his final resting place in the Fitzpatrick Ancestral Estate at St. Mary's Cemetery. The family has established a memorial fund in honor of Timothy L. Cahill dedicated to Catholic education.
Timothy Lang Cahill, son of Richard and Leta Cahill, was born July 21, 1954, and was raised in Humboldt, and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1976. Upon graduation, he was employed by Hy-Vee and worked in a variety of their stores throughout Iowa for eight years. He was united in marriage in 1984 with Donna Fitzpatrick in Storm Lake. Tim earned his PGA Golf Professional Card in 1990.
Tim's career spanned numerous positions as head PGA golf professional and general manager of a variety of country clubs throughout the Gulf Coast. For the last 12 years, he has served as general manager at Glenlakes Golf Club in Foley, Ala. Most highly respected and regarded within the Dixie Southern PGA community, Tim was renowned for his leadership, mentoring, and development of young PGA professionals.
Notwithstanding his heavy professional commitments, Tim was deeply involved with St. Sylvester's Catholic parish in Navarre, Fla., serving as both an usher, lector, and a third degree Knight of Columbus. He was also actively involved with all three of his children's activities at Pensacola Catholic High School.
Tim is survived by his wife, Donna Fitzpatrick Cahill, and their three sons: Timothy, Thomas, and Colin; his parents, Richard and Leta Cahill of Humboldt; his brother, Warren Cahill, his wife Cara, and their sons, Ethan, Seth, and Joseph, of Angola, Ind.; and his sister, Mary Sanderson, and her husband, Jack, of St. Joseph, Mich. In addition, he is survived by his aunts and uncles: Mrs. Coletta Ammann, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baltes, and Mr. and Mrs. John Baltes, all of Hampton, as well as Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cahill of Marshalltown. Tim is also survived by Donna's brothers and sisters: Charles and Mary Beth Mahon of Lee's Summit, Mo.; Thomas and Susan Fitzpatrick of Storm Lake; Douglas and Colleen Joens of Andover, Minn.; William and Patricia Fitzpatrick of Storm Lake; Donald and Sherri Fitzpatrick of Ankeny; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.