Timothy R. ‘Tim’ Truesdale

April 16, 1964 - April 17, 2007

Timothy R. "Tim" Truesdale was born to his eternal home Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, following his fight with lymphoma at age 43.

Tim was born April 16, 1964, to Jack and Joy Truesdale in Evergreen Park, Ill. Growing up in Wisconsin, Tim proved to be something of a natural athlete, taking to sports and activities requiring coordination and agility with an ease that frustrated his competitive brothers. His determination and "try anything, do anything" spirit would continue to serve him well not only in sports but in his career as a sheet metal worker. After high school, Tim continued to master his skills as a fitter welder and fabricator through trade school, special classes and hobbies. Tim particularly loved muscle cars and could often be found in his garage working on his ‘69 Charger. His family, close friends, laughter and good-natured practical jokes were great joys to him.

Tim will be deeply missed by his wife, Kelly; his son, Eric; and daughter, Melissa; his father, Jack Truesdale; his brothers, John (Joan) and Mark (Deanna); his sisters, Mary (Tom) Guenther and Deborah (Nick) Neubauer; and 10 nieces and nine nephews. Sadly, Tim was preceded in death by his mother, Joy Truesdale, just last August.

Our family would like to thank Tim’s doctors at Froedtert, as well as the wonderful nurses of 4NT, and his oncology team, for the skillful and loving care he received. We would also like to thank the many friends who have offered loving support during the past two years.

Visitation will be held from 11 am. until the 1 p.m. memorial service Saturday, April 21, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, with the Rev. Paul Wegner officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the family.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for online obituaries, directions or condolences.