Timothy J. O'Leary

Jul 08, 1954 - Jan 04, 2020

Timothy J. O'Leary

July 08, 1954 - January 04, 2020


Timothy J. O' Leary, 65, of Fort Dodge passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020 at his home.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Corpus Christi Church with Msgr. Kevin McCoy officiating the Mass of Christian Burial. A visitation will be 4:00 to 8:00 PM MONDAY at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home.
Tim is survived by his wife, Sara; daughters, Kari O'Leary (Shawn Olsen) of Roseville, MN and Molly (Travis) McAvaddy of Johnston, IA; grandchildren, Daisha, Murphy, and Finley McAvaddy and Osley and Evan Olsen; siblings, Mary (Bill) Woehl, David (Judy) O'Leary, Colleen (Hugh) Spillman, Denny (Bonnie) O'Leary, Jeanne (Dennis) Woolman, Joan O'Leary, and Julie (Rich) Minikis; in-laws, Peg and Dic Fitzgerald, PJ Rodenborn, Matt Rodenborn, Paul Rodenborn, Katie McKay and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James "Bud" and Lorayne (Mallinger) O'Leary and in-laws, Pete and Margie Rodenborn.
Timothy James O'Leary was born July 8, 1954 in Fort Dodge. He attended schools in Fort Dodge and graduated from high school in 1972. He then went on to attend Iowa Central Community College. IN 1975, he married his high school sweetheart, Sara Rodenborn. The couple made their home in Fort Dodge. Tim worked for Hawkeye Painting and then Fort Dodge Community Schools as a master craftsman painter until his retirement in 2017. Tim was a founding and honorary member of the Lizard Creek Blues Society. He had a love for all things music, playing the guitar and especially Bruce Springsteen. Tim would say his biggest accomplishment in life would be his family. He wore the love he had for his wife and two daughters as a badge of honor. His most defining role in life, would be of grandpa.
"He was our Papa Bear."
Memorials may be left to family discretion.


Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home

307 South 12th Street
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

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Funeral Mass
Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Corpus Christi Catholic Church

402 North 8th Street
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

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