WATERTOWN

Timothy ‘Tim’ Carl Harding

May 12, 1932 - July 21, 2009

 
Timothy “Tim” Carl Harding, 77, of Watertown, succumbed Tuesday, July 21, 2009, after a long battle with cancer, in the loving arms of his family and friends.

Tim was born in Milwaukee on May 12, 1932, to Lester and Arline (Sebion) Harding. He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette High School and from Marquette University on June 2, 1957. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

On June 23, 1956, Tim married Beverly Ann Buss in Wauwatosa.

She preceded him in death on Feb. 12, 1991.

Tim is survived by his sister, Christine (Don) Bauer of Pawley Island, S.C.; his children, Debbie (Gordon) Blasquez of Sunnyvale, Calif.; Anne (Gregg) Maslakow-Vogt of Tracy, Calif.; Leslie (John) Bley of Delafield; Julie (Richard) Bocco of Winter Springs, Fla.; and Kevin Harding of Waukesha; and 10 grandchildren.

On Sept. 26, 1992, Tim married Doris Castine Buss in Waukesha and as a result, happily gained many more children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to love. He is survived by his loving wife, Doris, of Watertown and her children, Joanne (Kenneth) Faken of Watertown, Richard Buss of Helenville, Brian Buss of Watertown, Patricia (Ron Rudolf) Sitowski of Oconomowoc, Daniel (Jennie Stephenson) Buss of Helenville, Christine (Tom) Smuda of Harrisburg, Pa.; and Scott (Jamie) Buss of Waukesha; and 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

He also is survived by the remaining two of the “3 Amigos” - Butch Castine and Tom O’Brien.

Tim had a long career as operations manager at Lindberg Tempress in Watertown and Mountain View, Calif. Tim continued working throughout his life and enjoyed his most recent assignment of transporting disabled people for Medicare Van. Since July 16, 1991, he was an active member of the Stone Bank Lions Club and spent those years preparing brats, corn and burgers at the Lions Fest July 4th celebrations. Tim was also a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Watertown.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown, with the Rev. John Urban officiating. Burial, with military graveside rites, will take place at Lac LaBelle Cemetery in Oconomowoc.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Stone Bank Lions Scholarship Fund or AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc.