Timothy Thomas Devine
1958 - 2021
Coulee Region Cremation Group
133 Mason St
Onalaska, WI 54650

Timothy Thomas Devine

HOLMEN -- Timothy Thomas Devine, 62, of Holmen passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. He was born Aug. 1, 1958, to Richard and Patricia Devine in La Crosse.

Tim will be remembered most for his sense of humor and caring nature. He was a true outdoors-man. Hunting, fishing (he never gave up his secret cat-fishing hole), and trapping, were some of his favorite pastimes. His love of horses began at a young age as a stable hand. At the age of 17, he took a trip to the Trempealeau Fair, where he met the love of his life, Leah. They were married March 24, 1979.

He dedicated his life to serving the community. He enlisted in the Army in 1978. In his three years of service, he traveled from Germany to Puerto Rico, where he was stationed as a MP. For 18 months, Leah and Tim called Fort Buchanan home. After being honorably discharged, he began his career as a police officer. Tim spent 33 years dedicated to his profession. His most distinguished award came when he received the Medal of Honor in 2008. Officer 114 will be remembered by anyone who worked with him.

Tim spent many years actively involved in the Coulee Region Riders Club. His voice was heard many nights over the loud speakers, announcing the monthly gymkhanas. Later, he traveled around the state to lend his voice for the Wisconsin High School Rodeo. Horses were a staple in his life, whether he was breaking them, riding in parades, or leading the kids around the yard.

Tim was proud to be a father to Clare and Dominick. He taught them that tap root beer was the best after a hot day of trimming horses, if you get bucked off always get right back on, and "don't take no wooden nickles." His greatest accomplishment was becoming a grandpa. He loved to cheer from the stands at every go kart race, softball, and basketball game he could make it to. Catching bugs in the front yard will never be the same.

Tim had the chance of a life time, to go on a Freedom Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., with his dad in 2016. The memories made there were priceless.

In his later years, Tim found a new passion for Search and Rescue, with his sidekick bloodhound, Peach. They ran trails all over Wisconsin, assisted the Police Departments when needed, and demonstrated her skills at local colleges. He enjoyed morning coffee with the boys at Mike's and afternoon beer with the guys at Sam's Bar. His trips to Colorado, where he could live the cowboy life, were his favorite memories to reminisce about.

Tim is survived by his loving wife, Leah; his children, Clare (Lee) and Dominick (Andrea); grandchildren, Logan, Kiera, Stella, Athena, and Dean; his siblings, David (Letitia), Bryan (Christine), Michael (Sandra), Anthony (Carolynn), Christine (Matt), and Connie. Tim will also be remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Patricia; his brother, Patrick; and his grandparents.

Tim's family would like to thank the caring staff at Hillview Nursing Home, where he was treated with the utmost respect until the very end.

There will be a visitation for the public from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason St., Onalaska, followed by a private family service. Masks will be mandatory.

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Published by La Crosse Tribune on Jan. 24, 2021.
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The Gathering Place
133 Mason St., Onalaska, Wisconsin
The Gathering Place
133 Mason St., Onalaska, Wisconsin
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I was surprised by this news and I am sorry for your loss.
Patricia Belke-Becker
February 26, 2021
Our deepist sympathy to you're family. So many good years of of friendship threw horses and horse shows May you rest in peace and gallop the skies.
Kelly wehrs and Barry wehrs
February 2, 2021
Chief C. Ashbeck
January 28, 2021
I’m so sorry for your loss. Tim and I grew up in the same neighborhood and went to school together. He certainly was a character. I remember when he jumped out of the window at school because he didn’t want to be in class. Always a jokester
Kathy Havlik-Rynearson
January 27, 2021
Tim, I will miss you, man. See you later.
Tim Kind
January 26, 2021
Our thoughts/sympathies are with Tim and his family.
Kathy/Merl Strong
January 25, 2021
He was a Great Guy. He would come to the La Crosse Speedway in Uniform and when not in uniform he would come with his brother. He loved racing and loved helping drivers. He was a guy you could talk to and trust. A true person that liked people. Sorry to hear of his passing. He will be missed. RIP
Sharon Johnson
January 25, 2021
So sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, Tim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.
Josephine Lee
January 25, 2021
I remember Tim as being a police officer. His wit, sarcasm & humor will always be missed by many. His smile will be remembered forever. Prayers for his family & friends. RIP Tim!
Deb Blackbourn
January 25, 2021
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Tim's family.
Dale Pasell
January 25, 2021
Tim was just a good person who had the perfect job to match his personality. He loved to serve the public and would help anyone who needed it. Tim was definitely "Old School" and unfortunately they don't make em like that anymore. He was always upbeat and always had a kind word for whoever he met. God bless Tim and the Devine family.
Michael p. Coady
January 25, 2021
You´ve left us too soon my friend. Thank you for the years of friendship, for treating everyone equally and fairly and for always always putting a smile on my face. Give your Dad a smooch for me. You will be so very missed.
Cindy Hauser
January 24, 2021
I worked with Tim for 10 years in dispatch quite a few years ago. He was such a great person to work with and truly appreciated his dispatchers. Loved his smile and his humor and was and all around a most wonderful man. He will be sadly missed. RIP, my friend, you're covered. Thoughts and prayers to Tim's family.
Kathy Noel
January 24, 2021
Tim always put extra in everything, we enjoyed his help at the Riders Club and enjoying a cold one with him. Thanks for being a friend Tim!
Robin and Marla Hanson
January 24, 2021