Timothy F. Lawler, 63, of Fort Dodge, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018, at Trinity Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 7, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of the Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home with Rev. Patrick Behm officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at Corpus Christi Cemetery. A visitation will be held Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Tim is survived by his wife Marna; daughters, Lindsay Lawler (fiancé, Justin Grady and his daughter, Brylea); Allison Rial (Dave) and their children Carter and Gracie; step daughter, Tristan Habibi (Billy) and their children, Braelyn and Bennett; step son Colby Smith and his daughter Nadia; mother, Gloria Lawler; sister, Cheryl Crandall; nieces, Tara and Tenae; nephew, Tyson; mother in law, Verla Bloomquist; several great nieces and nephews, and his cat, Pierre.
He was preceded in death by his father, Francis Lawler.
Timothy Lawler was born May 26, 1954 in Grand Island, NE. After moving several times, the family established their home in Fort Dodge. Tim graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High in 1972. He began working for Iowa Illinois Gas and Electric in 1978. That same year Tim was united in marriage to Kathy Andrews and they were blessed with their two daughters, the pride and joy of his life. The couple were later divorced. In 2000, he was united in marriage to Marna Askleson. Tim was an avid golfer and bowler. He had an incredible sense of humor and an uncanny ability to make people laugh. Tim was a friend to everyone and will be forever missed.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.
Condolences to the Lawler family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.
SO SORRY TO HEAR OF THE GREAT LOSS IN YOUR FAMILY.. TIM AND I WERE CLASS MATES SINCE HANSELL AND HAMPTON CONSOLIDATED AND WE BOTH WENT TO PARK SCHOOL...I HAVEN'T SEEN TIM FOR YEARS AS WE BOTH MOVED AWAY FROM HAMPTON BEFORE GRADUATION. WE WERE CLOSE FRIENDS THROUGH OUR TIME AT HAMPTON SCHOOL....R.I.P. MY FRIEND...CHAD VAN DYKE
Have fond memories of Tim at summer family gatherings in Minnesota and Iowa when young. Tim was my older cousin that I admired and looked forward to seeing. Recall Tim being a good swimmer, golfer and talented ball player. Seemed to have lost touch in later years when we moved to California, but will always remember his good nature, humor, mischief and friendship. Thoughts and prayers to Aunt Gloria, Cheryl, wife and family.
Scott Burns, Mammoth Lakes, Ca.
So many great times together, it's never easy to say goodbye. I will always cherish those special moments. Until we meet again my friend.
Very fond memories of Tim ... from having a huge crush on him in my early teens, to working together at the carpet store. Tim was definitely one of a kind. A great guy.
Love you Tim, rest in peace until we meet again my friend.
Dear Tim, You were a dear friend as well as a great caring friend to our family. You were always willing to help when we needed you. You always put a smile on my dear brother Rick's face. Our family will miss you dearly. My Dad once commented that once you were Tim's friend, you were his friend for life. He coined you "blue eyes" and those eyes and smile and humor will be missed! I wish you had been here much longer.
My deepest sympathy to Gloria, your sister, wife and children. God bless.
Marna my deepest sympathies to you and all of yours. I was stunned to hear Tim had past he always had a way of putting a smile on one's face.
My Thoughts and prayers are with you! Tim was a all around great man!
Tim was a wonderful and hilarious man! He immediately made me feel like part of the family. I always looked forward to seeing him! He will me missed! I love you Marna! You're all in my thoughts!
Tim was a good buddy of mine when we were early teenage kids in Fort Dodge. We always had a lot of laughs as we tried to teach ourselves the unlearnable game of golf, smoked our first cigarettes, perhaps drank an adult beverage or two, and plotted our way to get dates with girls. Although we drifted apart as we aged, I was lucky to have experienced his friendship and I will always remember him fondly. I wish his family all the best. Kurt Fawkes
Peace be with you Tim, so sorry to your family, you did make us laugh alot..
Marna you have my deepest sympathies. I feel lucky to have met both of you. Tim truly was a sweetheart and adored you. He was just as lucky with you.
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