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Dr. Timothy Michael Jolin

Dr. Timothy Michael Jolin, age 64, of Springboro, Ohio, died Sunday, July 8, 2007.

He was born May 15, 1943, in Grand Rapids, Minn. to Dr. Francis Milton Jolin and Fannie Porthan Jolin. Tim graduated from Grand Rapids High School in May, 1961.

He received a bachelor of arts degree from Macalester College, St. Paul in 1965.

Tim was united in marriage to Katherine Hess Oct. 10, 1965, at Stockholm Lutheran Church. This marriage was blessed with two sons, Mark and Michael.

Tim served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, and was decorated with the Bronze Star for his service.

Following his time in the Army, he attended the University of San Diego and the University of California, San Diego for pre-dental studies. In May of 1977, he received his doctorate of dental surgery degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry, Washington, D.C.

Tim practiced dentistry in New Ulm, Hutchinson, and Silver Lake, before returning to active duty in the US Air Force Dental Corp in September 1981. He retired from the Air Force Nov. 30, 2000.

Following retirement, Tim worked as a federal contract dentist at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio until July 2006.

Tim served as a trustee at Kirkmont Presbyterian Church, Beavercreek, Ohio. He also was a member of the Minnesota Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

An avid golfer, Tim also enjoyed biking, skiing, and reading.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Francis Jolin and Fannie Jolin.

Tim is survived by his wife, Katherine; sons, Mark and Michael; sister, Diane Jolin; and half brother, Robert Jolin.

Funeral service was Friday, July 13 at 11 a.m. at Stockholm Lutheran Church, rural Cokato, with Minister Signe Gray, AiM, officiating. Music was provided by Karen Anderson and Curtis Grundahl. Interment was in the Stockholm Lutheran Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Mark Jolin, Michael Jolin, Carl Cole, Greg Cole, James Ryan, Jonathan Ryan, Bruce Irvin, Justin Ray, and Michael Miller.

Arrangements were by the Swanson Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato.

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