Tim was born in Glencoe, Minnesota, on April 17, 1947. He graduated from Brownton High School in 1965, and joined the Minnesota Army National Guard in January of 1966. Tim was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant from OCS (Officer Candidate School) at Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1972, and graduated from various military schools including Engineer Basic and Advanced Courses, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, as well as Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1987. Tim commanded military units at several levels including Company, Battalion and Regiment. He retired from the Minnesota Army National Guard on April 1, 2001, with the rank of Colonel. Tim graduated from St. Cloud State University. He worked at 3M for 37 years at several locations including Hutchinson, St. Paul and New Ulm, Minnesota. Tim retired on February 1, 2006. He volunteers for the National Marrow Donor Program and travels to Mongolia and Iraq, screening children for heart disease with a group called “For Hearts and Souls”. Tim and his wife Cheryl reside in Hutchinson have 3 children.