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In Memory

Tim Fuzzey

Rev. Timothy J. Fuzzey

Fuzzey, Rev. Timothy J. On March 6, 2014 at the age of 69, Tim passed away at NC Little Hospice in Edina. He was surrounded by his loving family. Peacefully, he went to his Lord, confident in his resurrection and eternal life in the Glory of God. Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Ramona and Robert. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Pam, son Todd and Jennifer along with grandchildren, Connor and Nolan; daughter Karin Junge and Gil along with grandchildren, Charlie and Ellie. He is also survived by two brothers, Mark (Ann) and Tom (Rennae). Tim grew up in St. Louis Park moving with his family to Illinois, graduating from Highland Park HS in 1962. He pursued a business degree at Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS, where he met the love of his life Pam. He attended seminary at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, followed by his Clinical Pastoral Training (CPE). Thus began what was to become his greatest strength as a church leader - caring for others' mental and spiritual health. Tim's pastoral career: 1972-1977 St Stephen Bloomington, 1977-1984 Holy Cross Duluth, 1984-2008 Mt Olivet Mpls. Tim loved Mt Olivet and the people he ministered to, and they loved him. He was Director of Pastoral Care and did so with pride. He developed the Caregiver (Befriender) program and oversaw the Mental Health Task Force. He was instrumental in the creation of Sherwood House, a residential home for the mentally ill. Tim mentored pastors in Clinical Pastoral Education which continued to be a focus until his retirement. He served on the Board of Directors for Cathedral of the Pines and the Mt Olivet Home/Day services. Tim's leadership, knowledge, and passion for mental illness led him to Guild, Inc. where he served as a valued volunteer and advocate. After retirement he served on the Guild Board of Directors. Later in life, with God’s help, Tim committed to a relationship with the "Friends of Bill W." His influence in this community was significant. In a short time, he changed not only his own life, but the lives of many others. While in hospice care, a "Friends of Bill W" group appeared and had a meaningful meeting at Tim's bedside. Tim had a special relationship with each of his grandkids and was everpresent cheering them on. Whether it was a sporting event, or a family celebration, Tim was there to share his love and support. He had many communities of friends and he loved them all. He kept up with them-from his four grammar school pals to work associates, to college and seminary classmates, AA, Guild, Mt Olivet, Holy Cross and St Stephen. He was their friend for life. His hallmark was that he cared deeply about others. And that is his legacy. Memorials preferred to Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church Building Fund, N.C. Little Hospice, Guild Inc. or Bethany College. Service to be held at 2 PM Monday, March 10th, with visitation one hour prior at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 50th & Knox Ave S., Mpls. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Published on March 9, 2014