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1949 Timothy 2018

Timothy Farrell

September 14, 1949 — December 29, 2018


Timothy H. Farrell, 69, of Wausau, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at his home, with his family at his side.

Tim was born in Minneapolis, MN, to the late Albert and Dorothy (Howe) Farrell. He proudly served in the United States Army Reserves until retirement and worked as a senior buyer for Kolbe and Kolbe. He married Carolyn Heise on August 24, 2007.

Throughout his childhood, Tim lived in many places. He had opportunities to be the fan of just about any team, but his loyalty was with the Minnesota Vikings. Tim was a gun enthusiast, enjoyed playing pool and loved anything outdoors; whether he was going to the cabin with Carolyn, hunting, fishing, or playing golf, being outside made him happy. Most important to Tim was his family. Spending time with Carolyn, the kids and grandkids and the memories they created were what were important to him.

Tim is survived by his wife, Carolyn; his children, Shawn Farrell (Sara), Erin Pipgras (Justin); his step-children, Philip Krolow (Amy), Rachel Helgerson (Tim), Gwendolyn Salzwedel (Kris); and grandchildren, Chase, Teagan, Elin, Eric, Jacob, Morgan, Mallory, Jackson, Xander, and Porter. He is further survived by his siblings, Rick Farrell (Dianne), Robin Bulthuis (Jerry), and Val Akerson; as well as his former wife Kathleen Farrell. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Dorothy (Howe) Farrell, and birth mother, Shirley Tryggeseth.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, January 4, 2019 at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street. Visitation will take place from 1:00 pm until the time of services at the funeral home. Military honors will be provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Burns Post #388. Please go to to sign the family guestbook.

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