OBITUARY

Timothy L. Archbold

June 2, 1960February 21, 2011

Tim L. Archbold, 50, of Rome City passed away February 21, 2011. He was born in Fort Wayne on June 2, 1960 to the late Ned and Joan (Lord) Archbold. He installed HVAC systems for Flow-Tech. He enjoyed film of all kind especially older ones, he experimented with cooking as well as sheet metals, he was an avid Chicago Bears fan, and was a very family oriented man. Surviving relatives include his wife of 26 years, Marsha (Biehl) Archbold; children, Rease Archbold of Rome City, Spenser (Wendy) Archbold of Franklin, N.C., Colton Archbold of Rome City, Devin Archbold of Rome City; sisters, Debra (Randy) Rolf and Lynn (Robert) McComas both of Fort Wayne; and many other friends. Also preceding him in passing was a grandson, Jason Grant. A funeral service will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill Street, Ossian with calling one hour prior. Calling hours will also be from 4-8 pm on Friday, February 25, 2011 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 26, 2011
  • Visitation Friday, February 25, 2011

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
REMEMBERING

Timothy L. Archbold

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Wendy Archbold

February 28, 2011

I have only had the pleasure of knowing Tim for going on four years. I am a new addition to his family with my recent marriage to his son, Spenser. Knowing him was a great honor. Tim and Marsha allowed me to move into their home with them and took me under wing when they did not have to. I never met my real father, he passed before I was born. Tim was the closest thing I had to a father and I was proud to call him "Dad". I will truly miss him.

Dave & Marge (Maudy) Smithson

February 27, 2011

We are so sorry for your loss. We loved Tim like our own. Back in the day, he was our "gentle giant" who always gave maudy a big hug. May he rest in peace.

February 27, 2011

Timmy was the best big brother one could ever ask for. When I was little, he kept me safe from the clutches of evil babysitters, the monsters on the television screen, and as I got older, the evil boys that seemed to lurk around every corner. He made old movies seem "cool," and grocery shopping, too. He truly was my SUPER HERO in the truest sense. Rease said it all today. It is my promise to Timmy that I will do everything I can to be there for Rease, Spenser, Colton and Moochie. My heart is breaking for my babies. Know that my love for all of you is infinite. Timmy will be missed more than he will ever know and loved beyond limitations of humanity.

Mary Culbertson

February 27, 2011

Tim, you were loved deeply by your family. My condolences to Marcia and the boys.

Mary Culbertson
Ft Wayne

Nick Rolf

February 25, 2011

Uncle Tim, I am extremely fortunate to have been able to spend some time with you over the summer while working with my dad. You are a great man and Uncle and will truly be missed.

Janet Kraus

February 25, 2011

Tim, Will never forget our childhoods life together as we grew up on Winter Street we had so many fun times together as living next door to each other we were always there if someone needed something. Our hearts go out to your Family, Wife and Kids as you were a great guy.Prayers are with everyone during this difficult time.

Kevin Farlee

February 25, 2011

Please accept my condolences. I was very surprised to hear of Tim's death. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and sisters Deb and Lynn.
Kevin Farlee

Erin McComas

February 24, 2011

Uncle Timmy...You were the happiest, always smiling, most fun-loving person, ever. You have truly made an impact on my life, and you will always and forever be remembered and missed.

Love always and forever,

Your niece, Erin

Lynn McComas

February 24, 2011

Tim had the misfortune of losing his mother at age 3, but he was blessed with a strong, caring Archbold family. Between his aunts, he was nurtured and cared for until his sisters reached the age where Ned considered the girls capable of caring for their little brother. Amazingly he survived. Between being strong-armed up the stairs by one sister, and down the stairs by the other sister at the same time (thank God) we didn't cause permanent damage. Every little brother should be so lucky to be put in the back seat of his sister's date's car and told to be quiet. Sometimes a nice boyfriend would even talk to him and buy him a burger and a shake. There were a few benefits to this upbringing. Thanks to his sisters, he became an expert grocery shopper and knew the price of bananas as well as anybody. We didn't always do it right, but at that age, we did the best we could do. And later years showed, that we did it alright.

No one loved him and cared for him more than we did. We used to laugh about it. We could beat him up and know one else could. Oh Beno, how deeply you will be missed, but we should all have been so loved.

Our Deepest Love,

Deb and Lynn

February 24, 2011

Uncle Tim, you will be missed! Go Bears!love,Adam, Nick, and Zach.