Tim Sweeney

tim sweeney
Timothy John Sweeney, 49, of Fargo, ND passed away on July 22nd, 2015 surrounded by family and friends. Tim was born in Fargo, ND on March 19th, 1966. He received his elementary education at St. Anthony's. In1983, he met the love of his life, Kimberly Bauske, while attending Shanley High. After Kim completed college in 1989, they moved to Racine, WI, where Tim worked as a bicycle mechanic. They were united in marriage on Sept. 22nd 1990, they moved to St Cloud, MN, where Tim enrolled at St. Cloud State and continued on to receive his bachelor degree in Accounting in 1997. Tim worked as a CPA for 10 years before opening his own accounting firm. He always said “If you love what you do, you never work a day in your life.” He had a passion for helping people, and was a blessing to all who knew him. He enjoyed taking his classic boat out on the lake, volunteering with the Knights of Columbus especially managing the annual Christmas tree sales. Tim enjoyed his Tuesday mornings with the Super Fantastics, woodworking, collecting unique and extravagant pens. He loved quoting lines from his favorite movie, “Blazing Sadles”, drinking his Johnnie Walker neat, spending time with friends and family, bragging about his wife and kids while showing photos to all his clients that walked through his door. Tim’s spirit is carried on by his loving wife, Kim; daughter, Breanna; son, Benjamin; mother, Madonna; Fargo, ND, brothers, Gregory (Toni), Boise, ID; Richard (Pamela), Fargo, ND; John (Leslie), Fargo, ND; Joseph (Kimberly) Reiles Acres, ND; sister, Anne (James), Dilworth, MN; sister-in-law Nela, Moorhead, MN; and many nieces and nephews. Tim has joined his father Donald and brother Patrick in eternal life. Please dress in your favorite t-shirt or tie dye in honor of Tim.  

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  1. I am so sorry for the loss of Tim & your family has my deepest sympathies. I was married to John Fritz who is a first cousin of Donna, Tim’s mother. I lost my husband, John, (Jack) to the same type of cancer, however, he was much older at 70. My prayers our with you at this difficult time. Sharon Fritz

  2. Our sympathy to all of you – keeping you in our prayers. We will miss Tim and the great person he was.

  3. My sympathies to the Sweeney family. I will miss your phone calls wanting a paycheck my friend. Rest in peace Tim.

  4. He will be missed, we will never run into each other at Duanes again or have a beer in the tree shack

  5. Hugs & prayers Kim, Bre, Ben & family. I am so sorry about Tim & sorry that I won’t be able to make it from Nebraska for the funeral. I hope to make it back to Fargo soon, luv you!

  6. There are no words to describe this huge loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this very difficult time.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to Kim and her family! I worked with Tim at Taxman years ago and we kept in touch after all these years. Tim has always been like a big brother to me and always gave me advice when I needed it. I will miss him so much! I will never forget his smile and humor!

  8. Fond memories of Tim from H.S…..he ALWAYS had a huge smile and great attitude! I was glad we got to catch up at our 30th reunion last summer 🙂 My deepest sympathy goes out to Kim and their children and Tim’s Mom & brothers and sisters. Peace to you all in this time of great loss and sadness. His suffering is over and now he is bathed in God’s glorious light. He will be with us always, until we meet again ….On Angels wings Tim…..be free…..

  9. We are truly sorry for your loss. Tim was a GREAT guy. Thoughts and prayers with his family and friends.

  10. I said every year that our taxes took Tim 15 minutes but the visiting took 2 hours! Tim was so proud of Kim and his kids and there was always a slideshow of pictures ready for us to view as he swung the computer screen around for us to see. The beer was cold and the conversation was lively. We will miss Tim! You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. My deepest sympathies to Tim’s family. I only knew him through BNI but he was a kind, smart, funny, and dynamic man.

  12. Tim was our tax guy for years. ALways had a smile on his face and always made us laugh. He was a great man and will be missed dearly. RIP Tim

  13. I am so very sorry. I just learned of Tims passing as I would have liked to have come to the service and shown my support. I am happy that he is at peace but he was way to young. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Jodi

  14. To: Kim and the Sweeney family
    I heard from Bob Tennesson about the passing of Tim. I’m sincerely sorry for your loss. I’m a Isley cousin of Tim’s from Bamberg, Ontario, Canada. I’m not sure if I actually met Tim when I was at a family reunion 3-4 years ago in Minnesota with Bob Tennesson, and brought Isley family tree books with me. From the obit that Bob sent me it sounds like Tim was a very special person to his family and a great all around guy to his friends.

  15. I will never forget all the great times we had as kids. You will be missed, Tim. My deepest sympathies to the Sweeney Family.

  16. I just read the notice of Tim’s passing in the Shanely High newsletter. I am so sorry for your loss. I always remembered Tim happy and smiling. He frequently was joking around and liked to make people laugh. He was taken much too soon.

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