Timothy “Tim” Speltz, age 53, of Prior Lake, MN, formerly of Winona, MN, passed away on January 31, 2022.
A time of gathering will be held on Thursday, February 10, from 4-7 pm, at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation, 4565 Pleasant St SE, Prior Lake and one hour prior to the Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, February 11, at 11 am, at St. Michael Catholic Church, 16400 Duluth Avenue SE, Prior Lake. Father Tom walker will preside. Military honors will be provided by the VFW Prior Lake Honor Guard. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers. A memorial service will be held in Winona, at a future date.
Guests may join the mass via live streaming by visiting on stmichael-pl.org and click on the live stream tab.
Timothy Speltz was born on February 1, 1968, to Arthur and Jeanette Speltz, in Winona, MN. Tim attended Winona Area Catholic Schools and graduated from Cotter High School in 1986. He enlisted in the United States Airforce, in 1987 after graduation. Tim enjoyed his time in the service and was stationed in Phoenix, Arizona and London, England. After being discharge in 1990, Tim earned an associate degree at Aviation Mechanic Program, at the Southeast Technical College in Winona.
Tim met the love of his life Angela Bahnsen Speltz, in 1994 at one of his favorite places on earth, Cedar Valley Golf Course in Winona. Naturally, their first date was a round of golf, which Angela beat Tim by more than a few strokes. He loved playing golf and was forever frustrated and amused by the game. Tim and Angela were married on April 27th, 1996, in Shakopee, Minnesota. They are the proud parents of three wonderful boys, Jack (age 21), Nicholas (age 20), and Adam (age 13). Tim was a very loving and devoted father. The family resides in Prior Lake, Minnesota after spending some time living in the Milwaukee area and Savage. Tim was most recently employed at Emerson/Controls Products in Chanhassen, MN, where he met and befriended many since 2003.
Tim was a fixture at the hockey rink in Prior Lake and was heavily involved in the Prior Lake/Savage Hockey Association. He enjoyed coaching hockey, but some of Tim’s favorite moments were watching his sons Nicholas and Adam play. Tim also loved attending his son Jack’s theater performances whenever the opportunity arose. Tim was incredibly proud of all three boys. He loved going down to Winona to see family and enjoyed spending time on the river. Tim never failed to renew his prized membership at the Winona Athletic Club. Tim enjoyed the outdoors and spent his time hunting and fishing when time allowed. Some of Tim’s fondest memories were of time spent with family in Canada fishing and visiting the Shadick cabin in Backus, Minnesota.
Tim had a magnetic personality and was capable of making anyone feel like a friend. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends, coworkers, and all.
Forever loved by wife, Angela; sons, Jack, Nicholas, Adam; parents, Arthur and Jeanette; siblings, Nancy Speltz, Matthew (Kristi) Speltz, Anthony (Rebecca) Speltz; in-laws, nieces, nephews; many relatives and friends.Print Obituary & Condolences