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“So deeply sorry for your loss. May God's wonderful future promises console your hearts. (John 6:40) ”
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“Pam:I was sorry to hear about Tim's passing. I know that you have many good memories of the past years. Hope to see you sometime.Bruce Schenck ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Bruce Schenck - Glenwood, IA

“To Pam and family: We were so sorry to hear of Tim's passing. Mike was so glad he got to see Tim and all of your family at Yvonne's funeral. Prayers...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Mike Michel - Northboro, IA

“Pam,So sorry to hear of Tim's passing. You are in our thoughts.Mary and Al Smith ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Smith - Kalamazoo, MI

“Pam,Sorry to hear about Tim. He was a good man, and will be missed. Take care of yourself. Let me know if you need anything.Bill Wendorf ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: william wendorf - portage, MI

“So many memories, Pam. My love to you and all your family as you support each other in your sadness. God bless you all! I hope it's not long until I...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Becky Roe - Spencer, IA

“Pam and Family,I was so sadden to hear the news of Tim's passing. Even though we didn't see each other often I considered him a good friend. I always...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Randy Warrren - Waukee, IA

“Prayers for loved ones. He was an amazing man ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Bobby Mumfords - Des Moines, IA

“Our thoughts and prayers are continuing. We loved seeing both Pam and Tim at First Presbyterian Church on Sunday mornings! What great love the two...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy and Cooney - Kalamazoo, MI

“So sorry for You all and yet celebrating life with you as well! ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Ed and Jean Miller - Clarinda, IA

“So sorry for you family's loss...May you find comfort and peace during this difficult time..Love to all ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Lois Dalrymple - Phoenix, AZ

“Pam and family,My thoughts and prayers are with you. Tim has found peace. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Ann Lovett - Maryville, MO

“Your family are in our prayers.We are so sorry to hear of Tim's passing. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Tereasa and Gary Sieving - Denver, NC


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Timmy D. "Tim" Tritsch, 67, of Richland, passed away peaceful at his home, Saturday, August 19, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Tim was born July 7, 1950 in Shenandoah, Iowa to Delbert and Yvonne (Michel) Tritsch. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Master's and Specialist Degree in Guidance and Counseling. He proudly served in the United State Army for 21 years, retiring as a Major in 1993. In 2015, Tim completed his career as a project manager for the Defense Logistics Agency in Battle Creek.

On February 7, 1970, Tim married his high school sweetheart, Pamela (Herzberg) Tritsch who survives. Also surviving are their four children, Tina Tritsch, Tracee Gravatt, Todd Tritsch and Tara (David) Smith; six grandchildren, Payton Davis, Tatum and Gannon Gravatt, Logann and Karsyn Johnson and Sophia Tritsch; three brothers, Terry (Leslie) Tritsch, Kurt (Carol) Meskimen and Mark (Pat) Meskimen and a sister, Kristina (Chuck) Thompson, several brothers-in-law, a sister-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ted Tritsch and Greg Meskimen as well as Leland Meskimen, his father from age five following the unexpected death of his birth father.

Tim had a passion for the outdoors and loved to hunt, fish, golf and ski. He enjoyed singing, cooking and attending social and athletic events with his children and grandchildren. Tim and Pam traveled the world together, including Europe and North, South and Central America as well as the Caribbean.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel. Funeral services to celebrate Tim's life will be 12:30 p.m., Thursday, August 24 at the Kalamazoo First Presbyterian Church, 321 W. South St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Interment with full military honors will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Fisher House Foundation. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.