Tim went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 13, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Mary (Vander Leek) and his 7 children: Deborah (Ron) Nol; Matthew(Angie) Van Der Puy; Christian Van Der Puy; Holly (Lamont) Games; Hope(Ryan) Butler, Zachary Van Der Puy and Luke (Emily) Van Der Puy. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Payton and Arie Nol; Abigail, Autumn (Alex) Minglana, and Abram Van Der Puy; Christian Timothy Van Der Puy; Marcus, Sean, and Kendall Games; Samuel and Amelia Butler.
His siblings are Rebecca (Thomas) Rooks, David (Nancy) Van Der Puy, and Thomas (Laura) Van Der Puy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Cornelia (Gabrielse) Van Der Puy, an infant brother Thomas, his Grandparents, and many Aunts and Uncles.
Tim graduated from Sheboygan North High School in 1968, and furthered his education at Calvin College and UW-Madison.
First and foremost his love for the Lord was his priority for himself as well as for his children. This was shown through his many years serving in the church as an Elder, through his service in church-sponsored jail and nursing home ministry programs for over 20 years, as well as his commitment to Christian education.
For nearly 30 years, Tim prided himself in his job as a salesman at Paper Box & Specialty Co. with many stories told of helping customers in crisis situations to signing contracts on cocktail napkins. This carried into his interest in buying and selling coins, and eventually to him opening his own shop called Select Coin where he shared his knowledge and love of coins with others.
He enjoyed hunting and target shooting with his children and grandchildren, and trained the family dog to enjoy hunting as well. There were many pheasant hunting trips with his family.
His passion for cars started at a young age and continued throughout his life as he would often tell stories of racing and restoring cars.
Tim will be remembered as a person of strong opinions and standing firm on his beliefs regardless of what others may think. The highlight of his life was seeing his family having fun together and enjoying time with each other. He will be remembered by his family for his use of unconventional English words like embellish, glib, trite, obtuse and his desire to MacGyver everything.
A private committal service will be held at Wildwood Cemetery with Pastor Bill Te Winkle. Family will greet visitors on Friday, June 17, 2022, from 2:00 PM until time of service at 3:30 PM at Hope Church, 612 Ontario Ave, Sheboygan.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be set up in Tim’s name.