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Timothy Thomas Getzelman


1989 - 2011 | Obituary Condolences
Timothy Thomas Getzelman Obituary
Timothy Thomas Getzelman, 21, of Sycamore, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, as the result of an automobile accident.

He came into this world at 13.4 pounds and 22 inches long on March 22, 1989, in St. Charles, the son of Ted D. and Tamara J. (Schroeder) Getzelman. Tim was a graduate of the Sycamore High School, class of 2007.

Tim lived life huge and he worked and played hard. He was goal oriented and had a great work ethic. He loved his family and friends, serving his community in various ways. He was tech savvy with pictures and videos. He loved to play!

He had a huge heart, was very generous and had a great personality. He was creative in story telling and artistry. Tim was quick-witted and could make you laugh until your face hurt and tears ran down your face.

Tim was an intern firefighter for the Sycamore Fire Department and worked as a dairy farmer. He was a dear friend and very caring person. He continued to help people by being a tissue donor.

Tim is survived by his parents, Ted and Tamara Getzelman of Sycamore; two sisters, Emily Getzelman of Sycamore and Robin Getzelman of Palatine; maternal grandparents, James and Sallie Schroeder of Kingston; two aunts, Kristie (Walter) Mulso of Kingston and Corinne Haberstitch of Kirkland; two uncles, Jeff (Tani) Getzelman of Wisconsin and Kurt (Dana) Getzelman of Burlington; and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Don and Shirley Getzelman; and one uncle, Dennis Haberstitch.

His funeral service will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at the Salem Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, with Rev. Michael Morell officiating. Burial will be private.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the church.

Memorials can be made for Timothy Getzelman in care of the Butala Funeral Homes, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. For information go to www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833.
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