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Timothy Hagensen

May 05, 1962 - April 15, 2016

Gathering of Friends and Family - Sunday, April 24

April 24, 2016
- 4:00 PM

Avalon West Event Center


Boulger Funeral Home

Timothy Hagensen

May 05, 1962 - April 15, 2016


Timothy Allen Hagensen, 53, of West Fargo, ND died on April 14, 2016. Tim was born to Waldo and Marjorie Hagensen on May 5, 1962 in Moorhead, MN. He was the youngest of four children. Tim grew up in the close knit community of Hendrum, MN. The Hagensen family moved to south Fargo in 1978, where he graduated from high school.

Tim met his sweetheart Tammy Dukleth when working together at the Moorhead Fryn’ Pan on Hwy 75. They were married on November 15, 1984, and later had 3 children: Jennifer, Samantha, and Tyler.
Tim was a gentle and kind person who loved music, guitar, basketball, pinochle, and playing with his son Tyler and 2 granddaughters. Tim would visit a local nursing home once a week with his family, to read Bible stories and play the guitar for residents. He was known for always having kind words, a happy smile, and an infectious laugh.

Tim spent over 20 years as a successful businessman in the Fargo-Moorhead restaurant industry. Tim and Tammy owned TnT’s Diner which was loved by many for its home-style cooking and family atmosphere.

Tim was an elder and active member of the Fargo South congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses where he served as the congregation secretary. He was also a representative of the Hospital Liaison Committee in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Tim loved spending his time teaching people about the Bible and it’s hope for the future. He was always ready to lend a helping hand and a listening ear to anyone in need.

Tim is survived by his wife, Tammy; three children, Jennifer Berndt (Joshua), Samantha Davidson (Teniah), and Tyler Hagensen; granddaughters Kaley and Kensi Berndt; father Waldo Hagensen; brother Wesley Hagensen; sisters Luanne Kundert and Shelley Navratil (Jim); five nephews, two nieces, four great nephews and two great nieces. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie Hagensen.

Funeral arrangements are being cared for by Boulger Funeral Home of Fargo, ND. Memorial services and reception will be held on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the Avalon West Event Center at 4:00 P.M.


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54 responses to “Timothy Hagensen”

  1. Kerry Denardo says:

    We are so sorry for your loss . May Jehovah give your family the love and support your Family is needing right now. We know Tim is sleeping right now in no pain ,soon Jehovah will wake him up . big hug to the family .Tim has touched many of our lives so so sorry we love ya .Please keep Jehovah’s PROMISES BEFORE your eyes soon you will see your love one again Yes very soon . hugs and lots more hug hope you know you are all loved dearly . love Joe & Kerry Denardo > Sidney MT

  2. Mike Bruns says:

    I’m so sad to her about tim my heart is broken today all my prayers go out to you Tammy and your Family He Will Be Missed Alot Love Mike Bruns Family R.I.P. Timmy

  3. Jason & Tami Nelson says:

    Jason and I are so completely devestated for your loss. Every single person in your family has been there for us, whether it’s a smile as we pass by, or a great big hug when we see you. We pray that Jehovah will give you all peace in your hearts and minds as time goes by. We love you all.

  4. Andrea Alm says:

    Keeping your entire family in my thoughts and prayers. Tim was nothing short of simply amazing. He touched my life greatly, and the lives of so many of my loved ones! His warm smile is so easily visible when I close my eyes, and that will have to do ….. for now.

  5. Christopher and Lisa Ollestad says:

    We are so heartbroken, Tim´s smile, warm counsel, hearty laugh and faithful example are cherished. Soon Jehovah will wipe out your tears of loss and pain and they will be replaced by tears of unspeakable joy when Tim is resurrected. You are all so dear to our hearts.

  6. John & Janet Pumphrey says:

    Tammy and all of Tim’s family, There are simply no words to equate the loss that your family and all of us feel right now with Tim’s passing. The world is more empty than before, the sunshine is not as bright as before, the rain has a new meaning than before. Last week Tim was asking me about what I was taking for pain and he told me about his back and knee pain, and it was hard to sleep. I recommended both my doctors to him to get him some relief. We came by the diner on Wednesday hoping to see you and Tim. The diner was crazy busy, so after we ate, it was still busy, so we made room for the next customers. I guess we all think there will be a next time that we’ll see a friend or family member. Jehovah’s promise of a world without pain, mourning, sickness or death is so sure Jesus said it as if it already happened, even though it will be soon in a paradise earth. Time has a way of lessening some of the sting of death. May Jehovah, and the Messianic King Jesus Christ’s congregation members help you during this hard time. Love, John & Janet Pumphrey

  7. Mike & Karen Price says:

    Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to all of Tim’s family. Words can’t express the depth of our love and concern for you. We will miss Tim’s kind nature and treasure the memories of spending time with him during hospitality both when he gave talks at our congregation and when we came to yours. We anxiously await the resurrection with you to welcome Tim back. Much love and prayers sent your way.

  8. Taco and Barb says:

    So sorry to hear your loss.God always has a plan for our lives will miss seeing Tim and Tammy in the best home cooked dinner. Keep the memories cause good ones never go away.prays are with you and your family

  9. Mark, Becky, Brandon and Alexis Craft says:

    Becky and I and Brandon and Alexis are so very sorry for the loss of Tim. T&T was a great and popular place in the community, and everyone knew that Tim and Tami are Witnesses. A nice witness indeed. Know that you guys are in our prayers. Keep close the confidence that we all have in Jehovah. He remembers his faithful servants and Tim certainly is amongst them. Our heart hurts for you all.

  10. Delea says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. You were both so kind to me. I still appreciate how you visited my ex husband and I when he was hospitalized. I have so many fond memories of Tim, you, and your kids. You are all in my prayers. Remember this is not the real life. Do not let what happened make you the sort who “shrinks back” but continue as “the sort who have faith for preserving lives”( Heb 10:39 ) You will see him again very soon and embrace with joy like the sisters in the convention video. ((Hugs))

  11. Vernon and Marsha Olson says:

    To Tim’s family. All our love and sympathy. My connection to the Hagensen family goes back to 1958 when Len
    Hagensen was our circuit overseer. I enjoyed working with him around Karlstad and North. Then Waldo helping
    me learn how to install carpet and vinyl. I wonder how many people he helped get started. I remember the map of the
    states that Tim made out of carpet pieces. I think of helping re-carpet the Fargo Kingdom Hall and Tim bringing a
    great lunch. If we remember good things I think Jehovah will too.

  12. Geneva Knudson says:

    Dear Tammy and family: Words fail me when I think of Tim’s passing.Just to let you know who I am, I’m from Mayville and loved coming to your restaurant when I came to Fargo.You were always so friendly and your food was wonderful. Loved your pies. My husband wondered how you got the meringue so high. I pray time will heal your pain and you will treasure memories of better days. I lost my first husband in 1960 and my daughter in July 2015. I can feel your pain. God bless you all.

  13. Randy Iwen says:

    Tim will always be remembered, there will never be another like him. I remember the many laughs and chats we had when I worked at T&T in Moorhead. He was such a good person and it hurts that he’s not with us anymore. This was a huge shock to us and a devastating blow to the heart.

    Thinking of you Tammie.

  14. Naomi Kluever says:

    Warren and I extend our deepest sympathies to Tammy and family on the loss of Tim. We were so sorry to hear of his passing.


  15. Tracy Kaminski says:

    Tammy and Family – Your Dukleth family from the Twin Cities/St. Peter have all of you in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry to hear about Tim. He was a wonderful man!
    With love,
    Pat Sibert, Sharon Litynski, Sue Hassler and families

  16. Debra Trummer Johnson says:

    To the family of Tim Hagensen: Heb. 6:10 says God is not unrighteous so as to forget your work and the love you showed for his name…..Jehovah will remember the love Tim showed for Jehovah. May Jehovah wrap his arms around each of you during this difficult time of grieving. My deepest sympathy and many hugs. Love to all of the family.

  17. Pam Cernik (Robertson) says:

    Tammy – My heart is aching for you! My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you and your family! If you need ANYTHING, I’m here for you my dear friend. Take one day, one minute, one second at a time. God Bless!

  18. Ruben Diaz says:

    My condolences to Tim’s family. It’s never easy to go through what you’re going through right now. I have never met this family but I want to share a few passages from Scripture that will bring you comfort. In the Bible God instructs us to: ‘Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to the peoples, and proclaim to them that their hard service has been completed that their sins have been paid for.’ Isa. 40:1,2

    The one who paid was Jesus Christ the Son of God, now Tim has been set free and awaits the sweet voice of the Lord to bring him back in the resurrection at the last day. This was the hope of Martha sister of Lazarus. I pray that God give you the inner strength to continue your journey through this valley of tears until that day when we meet our loved ones again, never to say goodbye again. Soon ‘God will wipe every tear from our eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things will pass away.’ -Rev 21:3,4 May Jehovah give the family the strength to continue faithfully in His service. Ruben & Grisel Diaz

  19. Janice Trummer and Donna Trummer Ehrisman says:

    Sorry for your loss. Can’t wait until there will be no more pain and sorrow, when we can see Tim again. Thanks to Jehovah, and his unfailing love for us, we will have forever to get reacquainted with Tim. You all are in our prayers!

  20. Jayne Rieth says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones as you mourn the loss of this wonderful man. I so enjoyed calling on you starting at the Trollwood Cafe some years ago. Your cooking and pie creations cannot be matched as well as your kind hearts. May his memory console you in this time of sadness. Jayne Rieth

  21. Linda Mathes says:

    Even though I did not know Timothy personally, I have known several family members for many years. All have been kind & loving friends & faithful fellow servants of Jehovah! My heart goes out to all his loving family in this very difficult time! I send my love & prayers to all his dear family & friends & ask all of us to reflect on the fond memories of the past as well as the new ones to be made in the very near future when we will welcome back all our loved ones we have lost, when death will be no more, & all our tears will be joyful ones!!!! Love Always, Linda Mathes.

  22. Brenda K. Martin, Columbiana, OH says:

    Such sad news from my neice Kary Janousek. My love & prayers to Brother Tim’s whole family & congregation. Looking forward to the resurrection hope with you.

  23. Mardi Hetland says:

    So sorry for your loss. Tim was a classmate of mine in Hendrum MN. He was as kind and sweet when he was young as he was now. The last time I saw Tim was at your diner with my daughter several years ago. He sat with us and bought our breakfast and we just talked about the days growing up together.I will always have fun memories of him and he will be truly missed.

  24. Mike & Candy Nelson, Jeremy & Katie Lehman says:

    In the past we did business with Tim. He was a professional businessman that had a unique quality of serenity in his personality. The TNT Diner also showed Tim’s special traits. He was truly one of God’s special servants. May the Lord comfort you from your loss.

    Mike & Candy Nelson, Jeremy & Katie Lehman

  25. Kelly says:

    So sorry dear brothers and sisters. Looking forward to meeting Tim in the Paradise. My love and prayers go with all of you this day.
    Your sister, Kelly Jo.

  26. Peter McCreery says:

    Thoughts and prayers to Tammy and the family. Tim was like a brother to me, he was a great friend. He’ll be sadly missed. I’m a former employee of Tim and Tammy’s.

  27. Tim and Brenda Church says:

    Jeremiah 29:11 “‘For I well know the thoughts that I am thinking toward you,’ declares Jehovah, ‘thoughts of peace, and not of calamity, to give you a future and a hope.”
    Sending our Sympathy from Columbus, Ohio.

  28. Kurt Anderson says:

    Tammy, my thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  29. Amy Gress says:

    I am a sister from Central Pennsylvania. I never met Tim, but heard about your family and congregation’s great loss through Andrea. I offer you my Christian love and condolences, and will remember you all in my prayers. I look forward to meeting Tim someday in the paradise and perhaps all of you sometime even sooner. May Jehovah give you the strength to endure.

  30. Elizabeth Vargas says:

    The Hagensen Family may Jehovah give you all the strength to endure. We know that Jehovah has him in his memory. We will all miss Tim he was a great friend and brother. You guys have always been there for us. And we are here for you Tammy and your children. We love you guys so much.

  31. Frank & Carolyn Sepe says:

    Sending many hugs to you and all your family. Want to share just a couple scriptures to comfort and encourage you. Tim always had a warm smile and make everyone welcome and comfortable whether in the congregation or at the restaurant and he was such an organized and hard worker. Thank you for sharing him with all of us.

    James 4:14
    14 whereas you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. For you are a mist that appears for a little while and then disappears.

    2 Corinthians 4:16-18
    16 Therefore, we do not give up, but even if the man we are outside is wasting away, certainly the man we are inside is being renewed from day to day. 17 For though the tribulation is momentary and light, it works out for us a glory that is of more and more surpassing greatness and is everlasting; 18 while we keep our eyes, not on the things seen, but on the things unseen. For the things seen are temporary, but the things unseen are everlasting.

    Psalm 34:15, 17,18
    15 The eyes of Jehovah are on the righteous, And his ears listen to their cry for help.
    17 They cried out, and Jehovah heard; He rescued them from all their distresses. 18 Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit.

  32. M. Hill says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. Although I did not know your loved one personally, I hope knowing that they are in our loving, Heavenly Father’s memory will bring your family comfort during this very difficult time. (John 5:28&29)

  33. Summer Graydon says:

    Prayers for the Family. I cannot imagine the feelings of loss for you Tami and your family.

    He was a special being, called to service by his God of faith. I know he touched many lives, including mine.

    He will be greatly missed by a multitude of people.

  34. Christopher Calderhead Knoxville, Tn. says:

    Wes, Tammy, Kris and Josh, Always remember this is all soon to end. Rev.21:3,4

  35. Larry Calderhead of Carrollton, Ohio says:

    I am sorry to hear of your loss, your family will be in my prayers.

  36. Jennifer Arett says:

    Tammy, I was absolutely shocked and so saddened to hear the news about Tim. What a great and gentle soul. I remember you and I visiting his apartment when we were still in Moorhead High School! I am thinking about you, hoping your family is doing the best you can and wishing you peace. Once a friend always a friend. Take care honey, Jen

  37. Thorne Family says:

    We sorry for the loss of Tim, we have wonderful memories with him the short time we lived there, may Jehovah help all of you through this difficult time.
    Sending Love & Prayers & Hugs

  38. Pamela and Ricci Jackson, Columbus, Ohio says:

    We are truly saddened by your loss. Although We didn’t have the privilege to know Tim personally we did know his mom, dad & siblings. A beautiful spiritual family, our hearts & prayers are with you & your family. Agape

  39. Diane Rix (Spieker) says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. I cannot even fathom the emptiness you must be feeling in losing your love and soul mate. My heart hurts for you. Please know that I will be thinking of you and praying for you in the days ahead. Take care of yourself my friend.

  40. Sheryl (Jacobson) Solmon says:

    So sorry for your loss sending hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  41. Sheryl (Jacobson) Solmon says:

    So sorry for your loss, sending hugs and prayers to you and your family

  42. Joni Polchow says:

    Sweet, sweet Tammy! Wow, your husband was a great man!! Never had the pleasure of meeting him, or eating at your restaurant, but remember the times that I saw you at Peggy’s Pantry in Moorhead when my dad would take me out to lunch.

    I am very, very sorry for your loss!!

  43. John McIntosh says:

    I am saddened to hear of Tim’s passing. Tim, Tammy, and I worked together at the Fryn’ Pan Restaurant in Moorhead back in the 80’s. I will always remember him as a dedicated manager who was enthusiastic every day and lifted up those around him. My sincerest condolences to the Hagensen family. May Tim rest in peace.

  44. Ross Renecker says:

    I was very sadden when I heard that Tim had passed. I have been a customer of there dinner for years I loved going there for all the people that where there. It was a very close group of people that worked there. I went there often to see the people working there and to sample all the good home town cooking that was a very big part of the dinner. My prays go out to Tammy and family . Tim will be missed by all that new him.

  45. Dale Hiltwein says:

    So sorry for you’re families loss, you’re in my thoughts and prayers, he will be greatly missed.

  46. Stacy Walen says:

    Hagensen family,
    Sorry for your loss my greatest sympathy for your family. My thoughts and prayers on this day and always.

  47. Clint & Wendy Winkelman says:

    We want you to know we are really thinking of you and your family and we wish we could be there for you right now! We really loved Tim so much and we look forward to seeing him again in the resurrection! We love you so much!!

  48. Janelle and Jennie Frizzell and Deseree' and Ryan Henry says:

    We were crushed to hear the devastating news of Tim’s death. We can’t begin to imagine the pain you must be feeling. But we are confident that the peace that only Jehovah can provide has been, and will continue to, be with you in a mighty way. Our prayers have been, and will continue to go out for you.

  49. Laura Cousins says:

    Tammy and family, I pray each day that Jehovah will give you the strength & comfort you need at this difficult and extremely painful time. Tim was such a kind, loving, faithful brother who set such a wonderful example for others to imitate in the way he loved his family, the way he treated others & in his love for Jehovah God. Matthew 22:37-39, John 13:34,35. He was known for displaying the wonderful qualities at Galatians 5:22- the fruits of the spirit-by showing love and kindness to all he met. Focus on the wonderful promises of hope in God’s word of seeing Tim again soon, the years of happy memories you shared with him & imagine the future joyful times ahead when he will be resurrected. Revelations 21:3,4 John 5:28,29. Until that time he will be greatly missed by so many. Rely fully on Jehovah God to sustain you & to provide the comfort you need and may the peace of God guard your broken hearts. Psalms 55:22, Phillipians 4:7

  50. Dwayne and Sarai Werre says:

    We are so very sorry to hear about Tim. He was an encouraging person to be around and we enjoyed visiting with your family. Our prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Jesus referred to death as sleep (John chapter 11) We know he will soon act to relieve mankind of all the suffering, and wake those sleeping in death. May the God of all comfort be with you at this time. 2 Cor 1:3

  51. Chad Gross & Family says:

    Such a good man! The world will not be the same without him…

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  53. Jolene (Werre) Droghei says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I only knew Tim briefly as a teenager but we had fun dancing and playing guitar. He was such a nice person. It is so hard to believe hes gone. My sympathy goes out to you and your children and to the whole Hagensen family. May Jehovah help you find comfort in this time of tragic loss.

  54. Vincent Parr says:

    Condolences to the Hagensens

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