Timothy FORT
1964 - 2016
BORN
July 28, 1964
DIED
March 15, 2016
of Saint Paul passed away on March 15, 2016 at age 51. His accomplishments include a U of M aerospace engineering degree, membership in MENSA, and most recently "traveled the 17 Known Universes" as the Kinetic King from America's Got Talent in 2011. Memorial Gathering 11 am - 3pm Saturday, March 26 at Kessler & Maguire Funeral Home, 640 W. 7th St, Saint Paul.




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Published by Pioneer Press on Mar. 20, 2016.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Mar
26
Memorial Gathering
11:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
Kessler & Maguire Funeral Home
640 West Seventh Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
Funeral services provided by:
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Tim was a great guy. He could solve the Rubik's Cube before anyone else even knew what it was. Tim went to our church for a while in high school and I think he graduated early from college if I recall correctly--before any of us in the Simley class of 82. He will be missed.
Todd Anderson
May 13, 2019
I can't believe it's been 3 years since you went home to the Lord. My memories revolve around our childhood and many late night playing tag, kick the can etc. Keep resting peacefully. You are truly missed and loved
Ros Lucia
Neighbor
March 12, 2019
My son and I love watching Tim's creations on the internet and I can't believe I am just now learning of his passing. My son, who has high functioning autism, taught himself the many weaves and techniques Tim used by watching his videos. He has even come up with some of his own weaves that he dreamed of showing to Tim one day. He seemed like such a brilliant, kind man. The world is a worse place without him in it. I feel like it's a real testimony to him that though I never was fortunate enough to meet him, my heart is broken and I can't quit crying over the loss of this great man. My heartfelt condolences to his family, thank you for sharing him with us. I know his work will live on through the internet, inspiring more kids like mine and bringing them and their families joy. Rest In Peace, Kinetic King.
Emily Wilson
June 18, 2018
I just found out about Tim passing away and I can't stop crying. He was a great friend to me and I miss him very much. He was a very talented and wonderful man. I wish I would have kept in touch with him more.
Katie Hunsaker
November 19, 2016
I went to school with Tim and graduated with him. He was so kind and the only person who ever called me by my given name. He would sit down in his desk and say hi Debra to which I would say hello Timothy. He would laugh that infectious laugh and say no, it's just Tim. He knew being called Debra bugged me so bad haha. I would see him next hour in a different class and he would do it all over again. I still feel he is the smartest person I have ever met in my life and am very proud of all his accomplishments. Teach the Angels how to beautify heaven even more with stick bombs!!!!!
Debi Fleischauer
March 25, 2016
Time was unique. Tim played Underwater Hockey with me on the Minnesota Loons for several years. No matter how things went he always had a smile on his face at the end of the game.
Kurt Allen
March 25, 2016
Tim was amazing. Enthusiastically spreading stick bomb making. Glad I knew him and was always happy to hear and see his kinetic adventures .
He has passed on too soon.
Janet Groenert
March 25, 2016
I met Tim when we both worked at the Ramsey County Courthouse. He was always so friendly and helpful. I was very happy for him and his success as The Kinetic King on America's Got Talent and on YouTube. I will miss running into him in the Skyways and our quick chats, catching up on each other's life events. My condolences to Tim's family and friends.
Rayann Dennis
March 24, 2016
My condolences to the family,Tim was a good guy i remember his dry sense of humor and how he'd laugh to his own jokes.You will be missed.
dan backes
March 23, 2016
he will be miss from patty herrmann
patty herrmann
March 23, 2016
My big brother you will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts.
Elizabeth Fort-Borgan
March 23, 2016
Rest in Paradise Tim <3
shelly olson
March 22, 2016
Tim was a true original. He was the smartest and most creative person I've ever had the pleasure to meet. He had a brilliant mind and unlimited energy, and was so full of ideas and plans that it breaks my heart to speak of him in the past tense. In addition to his kinetic art, Tim was a gifted writer and photographer. He could do everything and he did everything so well. His laughter and enthusiasm were infectious. I am so lucky I got to know him and support him while he was on "America's Got Talent" and in his other creative endeavors. RIP, my friend.
Kim Cope
March 22, 2016
Tim , what can I say about you that the world doesn't already know. You were a Great Son,Grandson, Brother and friend. I will always remember the Great times we had throughout the years . The Awesome conversations that we had that would just blow me away. Your passion for the Arts and Science was well known. What a Genius you were. From Buster and Keats to your favorite scuba diving. And not to mention the infamous America's got Talent adventure . What a ride. We enjoyed every thoughtful Birthday card and Christmas card you would send us. STICK BOMBS, STICK BOMBS, STICK BOMBS!! And I will forever remember all our D.L conversations. (and you know how we did it.) Timathias! You will be truly missed.I just Love ya!!!!! Whooo Hoooo!!!!
shelly olson
March 22, 2016
I remember when Timmy could solve the Rubix Cube in 90 seconds or less. I was about 8-10 and thought he could walk on water due to this fact. I'll never forget how in awe I was.
Terri Taylor
March 20, 2016
My condolences go out to the entire Fort family. I have many fond memories from back in the 70 and 80's. RIP my friend Tim aka Kinetic King you will be deeply missed
Rose Abshire Lucia
March 20, 2016