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Timothy Scott Beison dies at age 53

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Timothy Scott Beison--August 18, 1962 to May 23, 2015.

Our dear son and brother died unexpectedly on May 23, 2015. Tim was one of six children, raised in a loving home in Highland, Indiana. His early childhood was like most, spent with the neighborhood kids, playing Kick The Can, Ghosts In The Graveyard, swimming, and riding his bike to the Dairy Queen. As a young teen his passion was baseball, and his family still remembers his reign as "Home-run King" in the Highland Little League. He grew to love golf, following in his parent's footsteps, however he wasn't known for his hole-in-ones, but the dimples and bruise left on his belly after being hit on the course by a stray "Fore!" He often showed his fishing prowess at his grandparent's home on Winan's Lake in Brighton, Michigan.

He married Kimberly Zaremba in 1984, and they were blessed over the course of their marriage with three beautiful children, Tony (Kristin), Amanda, and Ashley. All three inherited their father's smile. The family moved to Burlington, Wisconsin, where Tim was a truck driver. In his down-time, pleasing the picky palate with his creativity in the kitchen was a joy of his, as was gardening. He became a grandfather to two delightful boys, Sylas and Alexander, and took particular joy in how gifted and adorable they were.

Tim was always loved. Loved by many. However, he had a life-long battle with mental illness that created a shadow that darkened his daily life. He, in the last year, reaffirmed his faith in God and found the Book of Psalms to be a source of comfort: "I will give thanks to The Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of The Lord Most High." (Psalm 7:17) His family knows that his broken mind is healed and he has found peace.

Until we meet again, Tim. We will always love you. Mom and Dad (Robert and Roberta), Karen (Paul) Nelson, Liz Beison (Dave Lopez), Jennifer (Tony) Gadzala, Christine (Erik) Makowiecki, and Andy (Megan) Beison. Nieces and nephews: Jason (Lori), Kristen (Adam), Miranda, Alec, Lorelai, Noah and Tyler.

His family asks that any donations in Tim's name be made to Porter-Starke Services ( or a charity or organization of your choice.

More importantly, know that one kind word or action can make a difference in the life of someone suffering from mental illness. Don't be afraid to reach out and to love.


Posted 5/28/2015




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