Timothy J. Lipponen, 30

Timothy James “Timmy/ Swim” Lipponen, age 30, of Maple Lake, died suddenly Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Tim was born April 27,1 984, in St. Louis Park, to Otto and Patricia (Orfield) Lipponen.

He grew up and attended school in Maple Lake.

Timmy was a free spirit who was best known for his surprise visits to family and friends. Since childhood, he was mechanically-inclined, and enjoyed working on, and riding his motorcycle. He also had a strong interest in World War II history.

Tim loved animals (especially dogs), and was excellent with kids. He was loved by his nieces, nephews, and his goddaughter.

Tim is survived by his mother, Patricia (Orfield) Lipponen of Maple Lake; brothers Landon (Jessi) of Montrose, Andrew (Maggie) of Buffalo, and Didrick (Kate) of Maple Lake; nephews and nieces Corey, Clover, Charlie, William and Liana; grandmother Monika Lipponen; as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins, who all loved and cared for him.

He was preceded in death by his father; and grandparents Harvey and Mary Orfield.

A public visitation gathering took place Wednesday, June 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.

Memorials can be made to the Timothy Lipponen Memorial Fund, Star Bank of Maple Lake, MN.

Arrangements were by the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.

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