Timmy Lyle Doppenberg

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March 6, 1963 ~ June 18, 2023

Tim Doppenberg, 60, Brandon, died on Sunday, June 18, 2023, at the Dougherty Hospice home in Sioux Falls, after a battle with cancer.

Visitation will begin at 9:30am, Thursday, June 22, 2023, at Brandon Lutheran Church, with Funeral Services beginning at 11am. To view the service, please click here. Burial will follow at Brandon Lutheran Cemetery. Another Celebration of Life will follow at the Brandon VFW from 6-8pm, Thursday evening. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

Tim was born in Sioux Falls, on March 6, 1963, to Gerrit and Norma (Christensen) Doppenberg. His brothers wouldn’t let his parents take him home from the hospital unless they named him “Timmy” from Timmy and Lassie. He attended grade school in Valley Springs and later graduated from Brandon Valley High School. Upon graduation, Tim worked many different jobs, including as an electrician, a plumber, a bowling alley repairman, auto repairman, ran a carwash, and laundromat, and operated Sky View Lounge, to name a few. He had his own trenching business. He was the Tim of All Trades. At the age of 16, he rebuilt his parent’s camper. He loved to handle all kinds of projects and was a problem solver. He was gifted in helping people, giving them respect, and sharing his extensive knowledge with those who were willing to learn his different trades. One thing that he was great at is that he ”Timmy-Rigged” things and everything was done in his own way.  

Tim married Kathy Rang on November 5, 1983. To this union, Sondra was born. He took Sondra “his sidekick” with him everywhere, along with his dog, Taz. He loved going to the races at Huset’s, going skiing, snowmobiling, and motorcycling. He was quite the daredevil. Tim was a friend to everyone and loved to talk and listen to people. He was a great storyteller and loved a good laugh.

Tim is survived by his wife, Kathy, Brandon; daughter, Sondra, Harrisburg; three grandchildren, Avah, Sophia, and Isaiah; mother, Norma Doppenberg, Brandon; two brothers, Steve (Lynn) Doppenberg, Brandon, and Kenny Doppenberg, Pierre; two sisters, Carol (Rollie) Smith, Brandon, and Laurie (Brian) Gustafson, Pierre; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Tim is preceded in death by his father, Gerrit Doppenberg; his sister, Barb Quick; his beloved dog, Taz; and many cats.

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  • Robert Shaffner says:

    I learned a lot over the 30 some years we were friends. I am going miss you old friend!! God bless all.

  • Sheri Rozeboom-Kloes says:

    So sorry for your loss. May God be with you.

  • Andrea Robinson Oye says:

    So sorry to hear this Kathy. Our sympathies to you and your family.

  • Bredin Rohde says:

    Been friends for over 22 years. Grew up right next door and was taught many things. Showed me many things and made alot of memories. Had his daughter for a babysitter and felt like a son to him. He was always there to lend a hand or give advice. Rest easy my friend.

  • Bill Keller says:

    He was “one of a kind” and will be missed by many! God bless the family and RIP Timmy 🙏

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