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Tim Tilka, 53

October 30, 2012 by WLKM 

Tim Tilka, 53, of Three Rivers, passed away at 1:17 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Riverview Manor.

He was born on April 14, 1959 in Hammond, Ind. to the late Edward and Ruth (Hovey) Tilka.

Tim is survived by his siblings, Marion (Verlin) Belcher of Schereville, Ind., Kenneth Tilka of Kalamazoo, Dawn Tilka Teeter of Three Rivers, Jack Tilka of Three Rivers, Jill (John) Schulte of Wilmington, N.C., Kim Tilka of Huntington Beach, Calif., Tom (Barbara) Tilka of Frisco, Colo. and Gayle Taylor of Three Rivers. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Ruth Tilka, and a brother Edward Charles Tilka Jr.

Tim graduated from Highland High School in 1978 and from Vincennes University in 1980, getting an associate’s degree in construction technology. Tim was a loving brother and son; he loved all animals, especially cats and dogs. Tim loved spending time on Fisher Lake in Three Rivers and was a longtime resident of Three Rivers; he had a great sense of humor and was a very loving and caring person who will be missed dearly.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to the University of Michigan or ALS.

Elkhart Cremation Services is entrusted with arrangements.

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