Timothy Roy Shriver
Timothy R. Shriver, 53, Brandon, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at home and surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Visitation & Celebration of Tim’s life will begin at 4:30PM, Thursday, July 18, 2013, with a short service at 5:30 at Heartland Funeral Home, with Lee Green officiating.
Timothy Roy Shriver was born December 21, 1959, to Gerald and Ruth Shriver in Princeton, MN. He was the fifth of six children. His father worked in the lumber yard industry and the family moved around quite frequently throughout Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota. Tim was a graduate of Washington High School in Sioux Falls. He immediately began a career in home building and construction.
On October 15, 1983 (SD pheasant season opener), Tim married the girl of his dreams, Mary Buckley, in Sioux Falls. Tim was working as a shoe salesman at this time. He soon realized he wanted to try something else. He took a job at Diamond Vogel Paints. He also tried PPG Glass Co. as well as several other variations of these jobs. Eventually, Tim started his own business with his brother Greg, of buying property, fixing up rentals and flipping houses before it became a TV show. This became a family business with the kids helping out after school and during summers. Tim and Mary and the family landed in Rowena in 1998 so the kids could attend school in Brandon.
Tim was a man of his word. If he felt strongly about a matter, he would let you know it and if he said he was going to do or NOT do something, he kept his word also. Some of his favorite quotes are “People these days don’t know how to read a tape measure” or “Kids today don’t know how to use a broom”. His family referred to him as the “Rebate King of Menards” for his relentless shopping habits. Sunday papers included “his Menards advertisement” which he read at least three times a week. He stockpiled lint rollers, tape measures, speed squares and lotion from rebates of Menards. His vacations to the Black Hills even required a stop at the Rapid City Menards before they could go on. Tim’s other favorite vacation spot was Chicago where he could people watch for hours. He could talk with any and everyone and even came to a first name basis with a bar tender in the Hardrock Café in Chicago over several years of visits.
Tim will be greatly missed by his wife, Mary (Buckley); five children, Adam, Valley Springs, Matthew (Abbey), Mandy, Alexander and Brooke, all of Brandon; one grandchild, Lynn; his mother, Ruth (Stangeland) Shriver, Sioux Falls; four brothers, Brian (Deb), Ft. Dodge, IA, Mark (Sharon), Sioux Falls, Scott (Kelly), Holman, WI, and Greg (Melody), Sioux Falls; one sister, Terri (Tom) Bartholomew, Erie, KS; and many nieces and nephews.
Tim was preceded in death by his father, Gerald.