Timothy H. Richardt

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, April 1, 1956
Date of Death:
Friday, June 28, 2024
Age:
68 years old

Visitation

Date: Thursday July 18, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Celebration of Life

Date: Thursday July 18, 2024
Time: 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, April 1, 1956
Date of Death:
Friday, June 28, 2024
Age:
68 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, April 1, 1956
Date of Death:
Friday, June 28, 2024
Age:
68 years old

Timothy H. Richardt

Timothy (Tim) Hans Richardt, 68, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, died on Friday, June 28, 2024, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Tim passed away after fighting a courageous battle against ALS.  “Never Surrender” was the ALS motto that Tim lived for five long years.

Tim was born on April 1, 1956, in Rochester Minnesota to Tom and Ruth (Clark) Richardt. He attended both primary and secondary schools in Rochester, graduating from John Marshall High School in 1974 where he participated in both swimming and track.  Tim went on to college at the University of Kansas for one year, under a track scholarship, before returning to Minnesota to finalize his higher education. Tim graduated from St Thomas University in 1982 with a degree in Business Administration. He worked for a variety of Twin Cities companies as a Computer Accountant, Computer Programmer, Software Engineer, and Senior Applications Developer.

Tim’s love for running, biking, swimming, and cross-country skiing led him to compete in many sporting events including the Iron Man Triathlon, the Birkebeiner ski race, and many marathons and triathlons. His Eden Prairie home was filled with awards, banners, and trophies of his accomplishments. Tim was a proud member of the “Rocket Riders” a group of fellow bike riders from his days at John Marshall. Tim made many long-lasting friendships wherever he went: in school, college, at his various workplaces, in his beloved neighborhood, where he worshipped, wherever he participated in sports, and in his last years at various healthcare facilities with both the residents and staff.  These valued friendships brought Tim immeasurable joy! In some of Tim’s writings, he wrote “friends and family are the most important aspect of life.”

Tim was a big kid at heart. His ability to tell a corny joke followed by his own laughter endeared him to many, especially his grand nieces and nephews.  Tim enjoyed special times with his grand nieces and nephews, playing games, swinging, bouncing on a trampoline, flying drones, or walking a slack-line rope.

Tim was proceeded in death by his father, Tom, his mother, Ruth, his brothers, Dick (Dickie) and Rick, and his step-mother, Ruth Molda.  Tim is survived by an aunt and uncle, many cousins, close friends, and the Ruth Molda family members. He was surrounded by many people who loved him in his final hours. Tim lost the ALS battle, but he truly “Never Surrendered” to it, always looking for a way to fight the disease.

Tim’s Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 18, 2024, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, Rochester, MN, with Pastor Greg Loy of Christ Community Church officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. A luncheon will immediately follow the service. Burial will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the ALS Association at donate.ALS.org or donor’s preferred charity.

Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com

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Tim was a great first cousin.  Our families would get together a lot.  We’d play many kinds of card games.  Had lots of fun.  He’ll be missed tremendously. 
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   Cousin Michelle Seibel 

It was such a pleasure to meet Tim. He was the highlight of my day. It was truly amazing getting to care for him. I'll always remember the jokes and developing such a great connection. I am truly sorry for the loss of such a wonderful soul.