In Memory of

Timothy Albert Reusch

July 29, 1958 - July 13, 2017
Timothy Albert Reusch, 58, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, July 13,2017 at the Saint Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN of a rare lung rejection. He leaves his wife of 40 years, Lori (Gross) Reusch; his mother, Margaret (Boch) Reusch; his son, Nathan Reusch and his companion, Kim Grzeslo and her children, Cameron Schueder, Bryce Grzeslo, and Michael Grzeslo; his daughter, April (Reusch) Lillefloren and her husband; Casey Lillefloren; his son, David Reusch; the one accepted as a son, James Cox; grandchildren, Nathanael Reusch, Carson Reusch, Alexzander Lillefloren, Jonathan Reusch; his siblings; and many more family members and close friends. Born in LeMars, the son of Albert and Margaret (Boch) Reusch, he was a lifelong resident of Meriden. Between 1996 and 1997 Tim worked around the clock building the families new home while continuing his lifelong occupation of driving truck. He drove for Hy-vee 28years, almost reaching 2 million miles when he was diagnosed with Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and retired shortly after being diagnosed. One of Tim's passions was having family time and sharing what he loved with all around him. In 1989 his family became members of Hart Ranch in Rapid City, SD. He said he wanted this to be a place to call home away from home and to share with his kids who could then share the experience with their families. It has become an annual ritual for the whole family to enjoy time there together, sometimes including friends in the trips. Tim was a lifelong fisherman with endless fishing trips with friends and family. Younger years he kept a fishing pole in his trunk for those 'just in case I drive past some water on the way' moments. He said fishing allowed him to let go of everything around him and be at peace. In the latter year he was able to go out quite frequently with this sister Peggy Jackson and grinned from ear to ear with excitement. Another passion of Tim's was tinkering and fixing everything he could get his hands on. Between 1999-2000 he wanted to recreate his suburban into a dually suburban. This was accomplished with his brother Randy Reusch, sons, and his nephews. Tim was meticulous with anything he put his mind to and worked hard to accomplish everything he dreamed of in life. If he were here right now he would tell you to live each day as if it were your last. Tell those around you that you love them and embrace the moments with them.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa.
Jason Bollinger
Nathanael Reusch Carson Reusch Jonathan Reusch Alex Lillefloren
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the Service Thursday at the funeral home.
'Where Corn Don't Grow' by Travis Tritt 'We Drive Truck' by Tony Justice 'When I Get Where I'm Going' by Geoff Moore
At A Later Date.


Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Tim was an exceptional person.”
- Mary Morris
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“I was so sorry to hear about Tim's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Growing up with all the Reusch's in Paullina I found out what a great bunch you all were!! So sorry for your loss. ”
- Janet (Rabe) Florine
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry Lori for the loss, I will be praying for you and your family. Now he can Fish all the time. God be with this family help them through this difficult time. Amen”
- Cindy Roper
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“A shock to see Tim's obituary in the S C Journal. May the Lord provide comfort and strength to you as a family. I was his fifth grade teacher and it brings back some fond memories. Love & prayers.”
- Al & Elaine Visscher
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Please accept our sincere condolences. Tim was an awesome inspiration to many. ”
- Steve and Marilyn Fassler
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about Tim's death. I am here to support you in your grieving process. With sincere sympathy,”
- Leslie Baker (YoWorld)
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Sending my love and prayers to family and friends in this time of grief. What an awesome obituary and remembrance of Tim! ”
- Kim J (Tapper) Couch
Monday, July 17, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time, Lori. ”
- Judy Means
Monday, July 17, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“I connected with Tim when he and Lori, Paul and Dori came to Albuquerque I'm grateful for that visit. Prayers for the entire family”
- Peggy Gordon
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