Timothy Charles Patrick Walsh

August 13, 1941May 11, 2014

Timothy Charles Patrick Walsh, 72, of Duluth, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Silver Bay, Minnesota.

Tim was born in August of 1941 in St. Paul, Minnesota to James and Dorothy Walsh.

He attended and graduated from Marshalltown High School. He married Cheryl Rushen in 1963 in Kansas City, MO. He served in the Army as a printer of classified documents during the Vietnam War. Tim worked as a printer from age 16, working in many print shops. In 1969 he joined Service Printers where he worked for over 30 years, purchasing the company in 1988 with his brother, Steve Walsh.

Tim was a leader in Cub Scouts, a member of Duluth Harbortown Rotary Club, and an active volunteer for Courage Duluth.

Tim was a passionate outdoorsman, he loved nature, and his favorite place was at the cabin with his family. He loved animals, especially hunting with his Golden Retrievers. He enjoyed good friends, trips with his brother Steve, traveling with Cheryl, and his annual fishing trips to Lake Nipigon with good friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Judy Shilts.

Tim is survived by his wife of 50 years, Cheryl; sons, Brad and significant other Katie Huff, Jake (Meg); granddaughter, Ayla; brother Steve (Mary) Walsh; many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the Staff of the Minnesota Veterans Home in Silver Bay for the wonderful care given to dad.

Visitation: 10 am until the 11am Memorial Service on Friday, May 16, 2014 at Peace United Church of Christ, 1111 11th Ave. E., Duluth with Rev. Kathryn Nelson officiating. Memorials may be sent to Courage Center Duluth Fund in care of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, 222 E. Superior Street, Suite 302, Duluth, MN 55802.

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  • Visitation Friday, May 16, 2014
  • Memorial Service Friday, May 16, 2014

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Stan Gershgol

May 15, 2014

Tim was a great and fun guy. We shared a lot of laughs.
So sorry his last years were so debilitating.
My sincere condolences.

Ed Newman

May 14, 2014

Tim helped me get my first job in Duluth as a writer for AMSOIL, the first step in my advertising career. Thank you, Tim, for your interest in others and for making a difference in my life.

Tricia Manuel

May 14, 2014

Dear Cheryl, Brad, and Jake, I was so sorry to hear about Tim's passing. My heart goes out to you at this time of grief and in the days ahead. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. May your treasured memories bring you comfort.

Doreen Peterson

May 14, 2014

Tim was truly the best guy you would ever want to work for. He was an inspiration and cared very much for his family, friends and nature. I will miss him.