In Memoriam ~ Timothy Ophoven ’97, brother of Jay ’90, Curtis ’93 & Dan ’95
Timothy Mark Ophoven ’97
Brother of Jay ’90, Curtis ’93 & Dan ’95
March 26, 1979—September 20, 2018
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, September 29th at Eagan Hills Church for Timothy M. Ophoven, 39, of Eagan, MN. Tim passed away Thursday, September 20 after courageously battling a painful illness for over nine months. Pastor Bruce Konold will officiate. A family burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery in St. Joseph on Monday at 1 pm.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 am at Eagan Hills Church in Eagan (700 Diffley Road, Eagan, MN).
Tim was born on March 26, 1979 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Rodney and Janet (Kerzman) Ophoven. He was a beloved son, faithful friend, and loyal brother to Jason (Krista), Curtis (Tracy), and Daniel (Tonia). He graduated from St. John’s Preparatory School in 1997 and went on to pursue an electrical engineering degree from NDSU. He worked as a design engineer at UTC Aerospace Systems in Burnsville for the past 17 years.
Tim married Alyssa Konsor on August 17, 2002 at Salem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud, MN. He was a loving and encouraging husband. Together they enjoyed playing boardgames, canoeing, exploring new places, attending Bible Study Fellowship, serving in their church in Children’s ministry and doing home improvement projects. He was a caring and intentional father to Maria (13), Lilia (11), and Jacob (9). He loved mountain biking, playing kickball in the backyard, skating, and making music with the kids. Tim’s other interests included paintball, football, entrepreneurial endeavors, designing Excel spreadsheets for just about everything, and checking off his lists. He was a fun-loving uncle to 18 wonderful nieces and nephews.
Above all, Tim loved the Lord and displayed tremendous courage through his unbearable pain. He will be remembered for his optimism, encouraging and forgiving nature, generosity, humility, work ethic, and tender heart.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rodney Ophoven and mother-in-law, Sherri Konsor. And grandparents Sylvester and Leona Ophoven and Paul and Margie Kerzman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to be used for missions.
Arrangements are with Klecatsky and Sons Funeral Home, Eagan.