The funeral service for Tim Mack from Punta Gorda, Fla., will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 28, at the Church of Christ in Plainview, with Pastor Bob Blanshan officiating. Burial will be following the service at Greenwood Cemetery.
Tim took his final breath to go to his forever home on Friday, June 21, 2019.
Tim was born Oct. 27, 1948, to Bob and Gen Mack at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Wabasha. He attended school in Plainview and graduated from Plainview High School in 1966. Tim then attended school at the Winona Vo-Tech and Waldorf University. He also served in the Air Force.
Tim was a member of the Congregational Church of Christ in Punta Gorda and recently joined the Congregational Church of Christ in Anoka, Minn.
After a whirlwind romance of six weeks, Tim proposed to the love of his life, Janet Marie Blumhoefer, and they were married on June 1, 1968. Together they raised two daughters, Vicki and Jenni, and survived 33 years of wedded bliss before Jan passed away on June 6, 2001.
Tim worked in various newspapers in Minnesota and Iowa throughout his career before taking over Mack Publishing Company in Plainview, when his father retired in 1983. Tim and Jan worked side-by-side running the publishing company. Tim later retired after Jan passed away, and eventually moved to southern Florida to escape Minnesota’s tough winters.
Tim was a quick-witted and funny guy. He loved to make people laugh with his goofy personality. He was an avid Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins fan. He grew up on the banks of the Mississippi River with his siblings and parents and loved anything that involved the water. He loved summers up north with his wife and girls, he was either jet-skiing or casting his line. He especially enjoyed cruises with his Florida friends, Donna, Michael and Frank after retirement. When he still owned the newspaper, he loved getting that perfect photo and developing his pictures in the darkroom. He also enjoyed golfing, Jim Croce’s music and had a love for the game of tennis. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.
In the past year, Tim found a new love and someone who put a skip back in his step and a smile on his face. His special friend, Susan, brought much joy to his life and brightened his days. Everyone in their Florida community loved seeing the two of them walk hand-in-hand with their dog through the park and enjoyed their budding romance.
Survivors include his father, Bob Mack (Joanne Hilbert); two daughters, Vicki Axley (Jody) and Jenni Ohm (Scott); his special friend, Susan Zakeer; seven grandchildren, Kelsie Rainey (Riley), Kortney Pierce (Zach), Charlotte, Emily and Lizzy Ohm, Taylor and Kayla Axley; his brother, Steve Mack (Donna); his sister, Barbara Lagunoff-Mack (Roger); his sister in-law and brother in-law, Helen and Duane May; and many nieces and nephews. Tim was preceded in death by his mother, Genevieve; and his wife, Janet.
Friends and family may visit from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview, and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 3rd St SW, Plainview, MN, 55964, 507-534-2003