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Timothy "Tim" Neil Thomsen

April 12, 1948 - May 18, 2019
From: Omaha, NE | Originally: Spencer, IA
Timothy "Tim" Neil Thomsen

Timothy "Tim" Neil Thomsen

Born: April 12, 1948
Died: May 18, 2019
Age: 71

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     Timothy “Tim” Neil Thomsen, 71, originally of Spencer, Iowa, passed away May 18, 2019, in Omaha. He was born on April 12, 1948, in Spencer and graduated from Spencer High School in 1966. After graduating, Tim joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Vietnam War from May 1967 to February 1971. He joined the Navy so he could see the world, but discovered that most of the world is water.

     He eventually returned to Spencer to farm with his father on the Thomsen Dairy Farm. Shortly thereafter, he met LuAnn Wegener, the love of his life. He was a true romancer, wooing LuAnn by leaving a dead chicken in her car and then “accidentally” dumping manure on her. His charms clearly worked since they wed in May 1976.

     In 1990 he began working for UPS, where he worked until he suffered a stroke in 2013. While the stroke took his ability to walk and fully communicate, it did not take his sense of humor.

     Tim also enjoyed music and taught himself how to play the harmonica. He would play the harmonica as he drove and have his family name the tune instead of playing the radio. He was happiest outside working with his animals or farming. He enjoyed raising animals, including some unique ones like emus and llamas, and giving them fun names or names of people he knew. Most of all, Tim was a kind and loving family man. He’d dress up as Santa at Christmas and would play “Happy Birthday” on the harmonica for family members. 

      Tim is preceded in death by his parents Bernard and Berma (Olson) Thomsen, sister Sue Thomsen, brother David Andrew Thomsen, parents-in-law Merlyn and Loretta Wegener, and grandson David Theodore Thomsen. He is survived and will be dearly missed by wife LuAnn Thomsen; children April Marx and her husband Michael of Omaha, Peter Thomsen and his wife Danielle of San Diego, Robyn McGrath and her husband Shawn of Omaha, and David Thomsen and his wife Tara of Fort Hood; 10 grandchildren Gabriel and Sloane Marx of Omaha, Ryan and Benjamin Thomsen of San Diego, Brennen, Alivia and Josie McGrath of Omaha, and Danica, Harlow and Thea Thomsen of Fort Hood; three sisters Joan Loring and her husband Jeff, Julie Hanson and her husband Kent, and Cindy Heiter, all of Spencer; foster sister Arlene Christensen and her husband Dale of Ames; and many nieces and nephews.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to either Clay County Fair Charitable Trust, specifically to Grandpa’s Barn or Clay County 4H Club. And although Tim would often be late to everything, his family will ensure he will not be late to his own funeral.

Memorial Services will be 1:30p.m., Friday, May 24, at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer.
Pastor Bryan Rice
Pastor Jen Henry
Honorary Bearers
All of Tim's Grandchildren
Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 - 7:00p.m., Thursday evening at Bethany Lutheran Church.
Meadow Township Cemetery
Rural Langdon, Iowa


Monday, May 27, 2019 at 1:14 PM
“Our condolences to you & your family, may Tim rest in peace. He may be gone but will not be forgotten. God's blessings.
Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 9:44 AM
“Sorry to hear of your loss May God keep you in his arms. I graduated with Tim and we had 4 years together in Voc. Ag. class and FFA.
- Otto C. Clausen
Friday, May 24, 2019 at 6:41 PM
“Luann, Julie, Joan, and families,
I am so very sorry to learn of your loss of Tim. Praying you find the peace that passes all understanding, and comfort in knowing he has no more limitations. ”
- Carole Feldhacker
Friday, May 24, 2019 at 12:04 PM
“May the Good Lord hold you in his arms during this difficult time. Tim and I graduated together and spent much time doing FFA projects together. God Bless”
- Paul Schmid
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:05 PM
“LuAnn n family. You are in my prayers. Connee Woods”
- Connee woods
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 4:58 PM
“Your grief is deep now, life seems like it will never be the same and it will not. But your life with Tim has prepared you for this time. His love, his personality, his life has prepared you to pull up your boot straps and continue on. It will be a different path than you had planned but this new path will be just as rewarding because of what Tim taught you during your years together. After all the craziness of the past few days and that of the next few days has faded away and you have finally had a moment to think, you will realize that Tim is still with you. Your life together will be what transitions you in to your life as it will be now. What better way to memorialize your soul mate than by living the life you both made for yourselves and for your family. Tim may be unseen but he will always be right there. All you have to do is look and you will see, whether in a sunrise or while watching cows grazing in a pasture, or hearing a well known song or finding that favorite work shirt, there he is right there with you. Life has forever changed and yet as the time moves on you will find that in more than you know it has stayed the same. Love and devotion, life's memories never change and are forever unending. Take the time to breath. ”
- Ronda Bean
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 4:57 PM
“So sorry to hear of Tim's passing. Prayers for you all.”
- Susan Watkins
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 4:57 PM
“To all in Tim's family, I extend to you my prayers of comfort during this time of loss.
Stay close to one another and cherish all the good times and keep those memories
in your heart.”
- Mari Lu Larson
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 9:34 AM
“Sorry for your loss. Tim was a good friend as we tried to grow up. David”
- David & Betty Erickson
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:34 AM
“So sorry to hear about Tim. You have our prayers.”
- Jim @ Pat Hynes
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 4:20 PM
“LuAnn, April, Pete, Robyn, David, Cindy, Joan, Julie & families, I know that the many, many memories that you all have of Tim will forever be in your hearts & minds. Tim was a great husband and father, brother & friend. He will be truly missed by all those whose lives he touched. We send our deepest sympathy to you all. Rest in Peace Timmy! ”
- Jeanni & Rick Demers
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 3:18 PM
“Lifting you up in thoughts and prayers! May all your wonderful memories help comfort you in the days ahead.”
- Kathy Brees
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 12:13 PM
“ I am truly sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in God's promise found at Revelation 21:4, that soon,  "...He will wipe out every tear from our eyes and death will be no more..."”
- SH
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 12:13 PM
“"Though he may be gone from your sight he will be forever in your hearts."
Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. ”
- Carla Monthei Hofmaster
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 5:58 AM
“Sending our deepest sympathy for your family ‘s loss. May God give you peace & comfort.”
- Gary & Dee Kilpatrick
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 5:58 AM
“"Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all" Psalm 34:19”
- Lyndon L Wegener
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 5:58 AM
“LuAnn, I am so sorry to hear about Tim. You have been a great caregiver the last few years. It's a hard job. I'm sure Tim really appreciated all you did to see that he was comfortable. Thinking of you!
- Donna Malmgren
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 5:58 AM
“My deepest Sympathy for your loss LuAnn and the rest of the family. He will surely be missed by you and the kids. ”
- Teresa Johansen
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 4:35 PM
“And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer.

God said, "I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper and then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board." So God made a farmer.

"I need somebody with arms strong enough to rustle a calf and yet gentle enough to deliver his own grandchild. Somebody to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry, have to wait lunch until his wife's done feeding visiting ladies and tell the ladies to be sure and come back real soon -- and mean it." So God made a farmer.

God said, "I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt. And watch it die. Then dry his eyes and say, 'Maybe next year.' I need somebody who can shape an ax handle from a persimmon sprout, shoe a horse with a hunk of car tire, who can make harness out of haywire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. And who, planting time and harvest season, will finish his forty-hour week by Tuesday noon, then, pain'n from 'tractor back,' put in another seventy-two hours." So God made a farmer.

God had to have somebody willing to ride the ruts at double speed to get the hay in ahead of the rain clouds and yet stop in mid-field and race to help when he sees the first smoke from a neighbor's place. So God made a farmer.

God said, "I need somebody strong enough to clear trees and heave bails, yet gentle enough to tame lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink-combed pullets, who will stop his mower for an hour to splint the broken leg of a meadow lark. It had to be somebody who'd plow deep and straight and not cut corners. Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed and rake and disc and plow and plant and tie the fleece and strain the milk and replenish the self-feeder and finish a hard week's work with a five-mile drive to church.

"Somebody who'd bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh and then sigh, and then reply, with smiling eyes, when his son says he wants to spend his life 'doing what dad does.'" So God made a farmer.
- Duane Matheson
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 2:03 PM
“My Sympathies to you & your Family. I know how difficult it is to lose a Parent. ”
- Jean Muehlmeier
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 2:03 PM
“Luann and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of Tim!🙏🏻”
- Kenneth Hunziker
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 12:51 PM
“So Sorry to hear of Tim's passing. He was a good guy. LuAnn you took such good care of him. He was very lucky to have you. My prayers to your family.”
- Barb Abbott
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 12:02 PM
“Luann and family - So sorry to learn of Tim's passing. May he find peace in the arms of our LORD. Prayers to you and your family.”
- Gina Ean
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 9:01 AM
“LuAnn and family, I am so sorry to hear about Tim's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with for comfort and peace. May God bless you, as you journey through this difficult time. ”
- Lisa Buchan
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 8:04 AM
“LuAnn and family... You are in our thoughts and prayers always.. Dale & Becky ”
- Becky Woolery
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 8:04 AM
“So sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you and keep you in this time of sorrow and may your many wonderful memories of life together sustain you. ”
- Carolyn Parr Hawk
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7:55 PM
“So sorry for your loss lots of hugs and prayers. Thinking of you and your family.”
- Lorie Peters
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7:55 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy.”
- Dean and Diane Parks
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 6:51 PM
“Our prayers are with all of the family.
Thankful for the smiles and good times working together and good food and family time. God bless and keep you.”
- Mark & Connie Dunwoody
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 6:51 PM
“So sorry to hear of Tims passing my thoughts and prayers are with all of his family”
- Brad Blair
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 4:44 PM
“Sending warm thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this very difficult time!”
- Susan Hoeppner
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 4:44 PM
“Sincerely sorry to hear of Tim's passing. hugs and love to you, LuAnne and the entire family. God Bless.”
- Jan Rusk
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 4:11 PM
“We are sorry to hear about Tim. Our prayers are with your family. ”
- Brenda Griffin
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