Jared Timp, 34, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn., surrounded by his family.
Jared Joseph Timp was born on Sept. 19, 1978, the son of Gary and Mary Sue (Lenz) Timp, Marshall, Minn.
Jared attended grade school in Minneota, Minn., and graduated from Clopton High School in Clarksville.
Jared served in the U.S. Coast Guard and after graduating from the police academy in 2005, Jared began his career as a police officer, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Four years later, in 2009, he was deployed to Iraq with the Alabama National Guard, along with his best friend, Jared Olvey. During his overseas tour, his son Magnus was born.
When he returned home, he resumed his position as a Tuscaloosa police officer, was on the SWAT team, and worked in the crime suppression unit.
Jared enjoyed fishing with his son and remodeling his home. His greatest joy was being a father to his son, Magnus.
Jared is survived by his son, Magnus Timp, Alabama; his mother, Mary Sue (John) Leake, Columbia; his father, Gary W. Timp, Decorah, Iowa; siblings:, Gabriel Timp, Cottage Grove, Minn.; Rachel Timp, Minnetonka, Minn.; Andrew (Jenna) Timp, West Plains; and Caleb (Melissa Simmons) Timp Decorah, Iowa; his grandmothers, Esther Timp, Decorah, Ia,; and Marjorie Lenz, Marshall, Minn.; aunt and uncles, Nancy (Marv) Pankow, Decorah, Iowa; Myra (Jerry) Crow, Bloomington, Minn.; Patricia (Frank) Graves, Decorah, Iowa; Linda Peterson, Decorah, Iowa; Kevin (Nancy) Timp, Calmar, Iowa; Sandy (Kim) Meyer, Castalia, Iowa; Dave (Kris) Timp, Spillville, Iowa; Lisa (Brian) Bram, Eagan, Minn; Mark Lenz, Marshall, Minn.; Marcia (Bob) Giese, Clearfield, Utah; and David (Cynthia) Lenz, Apple Valley, Minn., along with many cousins.
Jared was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Lawrence Timp and Robert Lenz.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Jared Timp Memorial Fund, 1602 Apple Valley Court, Columbia, Mo. 65202.