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Timothy Lane

Timothy B. Lane, age 52, of Willmar, passed away Sunday morning, July 25, at Carris Health Rice Care Center in Willmar from complications of diabetes.

A private graveside service will be held at New Luther Valley Cemetery in McVille, North Dakota at a later date.  Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home.  www.petersonbrothers.com

Timothy Brian Lane was born on April 4, 1969 in Willmar, Minnesota, the son of Gary and Diane (Onberg) Lane.  He grew up in Willmar and graduated from Willmar High School in 1987.  Early on, Timothy attended Zion Free Lutheran Church and his faith in Jesus Christ was important to him.  He attended the Free Lutheran Bible College in Plymouth, then returned to Willmar.

Tim started working in the grocery business at Red Owl Foods as a teen in the work study program at school.  His duties changed over the years as he transferred to the Hutchinson and Forest Lake stores, before returning as a grocery manager at Jahnke Foods in Spicer and later at the Handi-Stop service station in Willmar.

In 1976, Tim was diagnosed with diabetes, and he dealt with various health issues since 2000.  While in good health, Tim enjoyed waterfowl hunting, fishing and golfing.  More recently his interests included fantasy sports leagues and video gaming with friends.

He is survived by his father, Gary (and Lola) Lane of Apache Junction, Arizona and two sisters, Kari (and Darrell) Haugen of Binford, North Dakota and Billie Jo Lane of Willmar besides other relatives and friends, including his best friend, Joel Felton and his family.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Diane in 2018.

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Ill always remember what a sweet and kind spirit Tim had. His smile always made me smile and lit up the room in a gentle way. Peace to all. Denise Rudningen (Berg)

Denise Rudningen Jul 29 2021 12:00 AM

My favorite Viking fan! Still hate the Vikings but miss our NFL battle. RIP my friend! Love and miss your humor. Give Bart Star a hug for me and tell himGet out of Jesus Chair.love you my friend!

Jeffrey Bakalars Jul 28 2021 12:00 AM

I had the opportunity to meet Tim and his siblings a few years ago through their mother, Diane. She loved her children and now reunited with Tim. Blessings.

Judie Dunlop Jul 28 2021 12:00 AM

Gary, Kari & Billie Jo, thank you for allowing me to be there with Tim on Saturday. My thoughts and condolences are with your family. We shared a lifetime of experiences growing up together since we were kids. We did everything together from helping each other with our paper routes, teaching each other about computers, homework and spending countless hours at the arcade spending our paper route money. Last week we were both laughing over a call despite Tim knowing he wouldnt be with us soon. I am glad he could still laugh and enjoy the time we had.Tim was a good friend; he is my brother. I am going to miss him.

Joel Felton Jul 27 2021 12:00 AM

My heartfelt sympathies to Tim's family. Tim will be missed. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Cindy Finberg

Cindy Finberg Jul 27 2021 12:00 AM

Free at last from that diabetes crap!!RIP Neph Neph !!!

Uncle Squeak Jul 26 2021 12:00 AM

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