Timothy James Lipponen, Maple Lake


 Timothy James “Timmy/ Swim” Lippponen, age 30, of Maple Lake was suddenly taken from us the morning of May 31, 2014.
    Tim was born to Otto and Patricia (Orfield) Lipponen on April 27th, 1984, in St. Louis Park, MN. He grew up and attended school in Maple Lake. Timmy was a free spirit who was best known for his surprise visits to family and friends. Since childhood Tim was mechanically-inclined, he enjoyed working on, and riding his motorcycle. He also held a strong interest in World War II history. Tim loved animals (especially dogs), and was excellent with kids, he was loved by his nieces, nephews and his goddaughter, Caylee, very much. 
    Tim is survived by his mother, Patricia (Orfield) Lipponen of Maple Lake; brothers, Landon (Jessi) of Montrose, Andrew (Maggie) of Buffalo, Didrick (Kate) of Maple Lake; nephews and nieces, Corey, Clover, Charlie, William and Liana; and grandmother, Monika Lipponen. As well as aunts, uncles and cousins who all loved and cared for him. He is preceded in death by his father, Otto Lipponen, and grandparents, Harvey and Mary Orfield.
    A visitation gathering will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at Peterson Chapel in Buffalo following a private funeral. Memorials can be made to the Timothy Lipponen Memorial Fund, Star Bank of Maple Lake.