September 27, 1964 – June 6, 2018
John William Tiffany passed away at his home in Rathdrum, Idaho June 6, 2018. He was born September 27, 1964 in Minneapolis to Lewis and Ruth Tiffany, he was the 5th of 5 children. The family moved to Idaho Falls, ID July 1972. Where he attended schools graduating from Skyline High School. He was a scrappy football player and played Grid Kid football and also for the Skyline football team. After school he worked with his brother Fred in his recycle yard and as a result traveled to numerous western states.
He signed up with Missouri Valley joint apprentice training program for four years before becoming a Journey Lineman which took him to several states, including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Colorado, Washington State and Utah.
He was an avid outdoorsman and had 6 trips to Boundary Waters Canoe area in northern Minnesota with his brothers Fred and Greg and a nephew Allen. He also went on an Alaskan fishing trip with two nephews, Allen and Joshua.
He married Nina Metz in 2004 and in that union he was blessed with one son, William and 4 step-children, Johnny, Katie, Chris and Kelsey. He was a devoted father to his son Will and also to his 4 step-children. Being the outdoorsman he was; he decided to move to Coeur D'Alene, Idaho where they lived till his passing.
He is preceded in death by his father Lewis Tiffany. John is survived by: his son Will, mother Ruth Tiffany, his brothers Fred and Greg Tiffany, two sisters Susan (Tiffany) and Tom Ryan, and Jean (Tiffany) Swearingen, his former wife Nina Tiffany, and her children, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held in John's honor Thursday, June 14 from 6 to 8 pm at Buck Miller Hann Funeral home. Funeral service will be Friday, June 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Hope Lutheran church located at 2071 12th Street Idaho Falls, ID. Arrangements made under the direction of Buck Miller Hann funeral home, 825 E. 17th St. Idaho Falls, ID. Online condolences can be left at www.buckmillerhann.com
- Visitation Thursday, June 14, 2018
- Funeral Friday, June 15, 2018
June 9, 2018
I first met John as a 4th or 5th grader, our first tackle football teams at Tautphus park, the early days. I recall his wide grin, blonde hair, openness to other kids in a kind and caring manner, always a laugh and a smile. We went to different schools until our Skyline years. Through those years our paths crossed in the various sports and I always looked forward to seeing him. Once in high school, we ran in different crowds although as our paths crossed, he was always fun, and he was always cordial. He made you feel comfortable and was always good with a laugh and a smile. Years passed and we re-acquainted, I believe it was maybe the 10th or 20th reunion, my memory does me no justice these days! We spent some time, had a few cold ones and visited as we did many years earlier. He hadn't changed. Still the wide smile, funny stories and just a good guy to be around. I always had a plan to look him up as at that time he was in Moses Lake and it was relatively close. That never happened. The news of this past week has left an empty feeling in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and close friends. John made a positive difference in my life and I believe, with all whom he came in contact. I will miss his chiseled grin, the awesome stories, and although we weren't close, I will miss his openness to reconnecting and the good feelings he brought into the room. I raise my glass and toast your life John and thank you for your impact that you had on me. You will be missed.