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April 27, 1984 – Saturday, May 31, 2014

Service Information

Private Family

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel Buffalo, MN
Wednesday, June 11th
4 – 8 PM (Public Welcome)

Timothy James “Timmy/ Swim” Lipponen, age 30, of Maple Lake was suddenly taken from us the morning of May 31, 2014.

Tim was born to Otto and Patricia (Orfield) Lipponen on April 27th, 1984 in St. Louis Park, MN.

He grew up and attended school in Maple Lake. Timmy was a free spirit who was best known for his surprise visits to family and friends. Since childhood Tim was mechanically-inclined, he enjoyed working on, and riding his motorcycle. He also held a strong interest in World War II history. Tim loved animals (especially dogs), and was excellent with kids, he was loved by his nieces, nephews and his goddaughter.

Tim is survived by his mother Patricia (Orfield) Lipponen of Maple Lake, brothers Landon (Jessi) of Montrose, Andrew (Maggie) of Buffalo, Didrick (Kate) of Maple Lake, nephews and nieces Corey, Clover, Charlie, William and Liana, and grandmother Monika Lipponen. As well as Aunts, Uncles and Cousins who all loved and cared for him.

He is preceded in death by his father and grandparents Harvey and Mary Orfield.

A public visitation gathering will be held from 4:00PM until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.

The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN.

Memorials can be made to the Timothy Lipponen Memorial Fund, Star Bank of Maple Lake, MN.

9 Guestbook Entries

  1. Heidi Schwartz

    To all of you; I am sooo, sooo sorry for the loss of Timmy!! He was loved and liked by so many. He will be missed and he will always be known to my family as “Dennis the Menace.” He had that blonde hair and blue eyes and the personality to make you laugh even if you were mad at him. I wish there were words to say to comfort you all but I don’t have them. I just hope you know even though he may have struggled in life he was always a good kid. He was polite and had manners, and to people that don’t know him and just passed their judgement they would be shocked to know how loving he was. My dad liked him and that says a lot, because he is a grump that never cared for any of my friends. I don’t know if it is because he has known the family for so many years or if he just saw what we all saw in Tim, a kind heart!! He loved his mom and grandma to pieces and there isn’t anything he wouldn’t do to help out his brothers, or his friends. May God comfort you and we will all be praying for you. God Speed, Timmy!!! May you be at peace and your memories live on forever!!!

  2. David Michael Barstow
  3. Becky Himmelspach

    So sorry for your loss. Timmy always had a special place in our family. God give you all strength and peace. Please let us know if we can help in any way. God bless you all. Becky

  4. John & Evie Gagnon

    So sorry for your loss!! Your family is in our prayers & thoughts.

  5. Keith & Lisa Quady

    Landon & Family;
    Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts & prayer are with you all.

  6. Payne family

    Our hearts are full of sadness! Timmy was ‘the boy we never had’. We watched him grow into a wonderful, funny, and loving caring man. My daughters considered him a brother. He used to babysit and take them trick-or-treating when they were little. Timmy will always hold a special place in all our hearts. My youngest daughter and him
    shared a passion for the ‘old school gangsta rap’ as they’d call it. He loved dogs (pit bulls to be exact), motorcycles, all engines, and Cadillacs. We will truly miss him, and love him forever! RIP Timothy James! You will not be forgotten. His family is in our thoughts and prayers! God speed Tim! Live on with God! We love you so much!
    Maryjean, Shawn, Jillian, and Courtney Payne

  7. Sheri Nichols

    My son Dan was very close to Timmy and will miss him terribly. He sends his love and pryaers.

  8. Rachel Marie Sopkowiak

    My deepest condolences. my prayers and thoughts are with you in this time. Timmy was a sweatheart through and through and he will be greatly missed.

  9. Dana Payne & Tori Andrews

    We are so sorry. Words never, ever come easy at a time like this but I hope you can find some comfort hearing all the wonderful memories everyone holds for Timmy. I know Dana holds a countless number of memories and loved him. I’ve only known Timmy for about 3 years but will never forget the first time I met him. A short time after Dana and I started dating, I met Timmy. I heard about this supposed “bad boy” and then in walks this smiling, funny, happy go lucky guy. Timmy was instantly drawn to my son Killian, only 6 mos old at the time. He made Killian laugh and smile and then took a nap on his chest. And for the last few years, every time Timmy came around, he and Killian always had fun and were “wrenching” on things. Again we are so sorry.
    Love, Dana, Tori and Killian


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