Timothy “Tim” Kedrowski, age 69, was welcomed home into the arms of Jesus at Cherrywood Advanced Living in St. Cloud Jan. 4, 2024. Tim passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family.
Timothy James Kedrowski was born July 10, 1954, in St. Cloud to Francis “Sonny” and Marijane (Mondloch) Kedrowski.
A Celebration of Life will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at The Waters Church in Sartell. Visitation was Jan. 12 and one hour prior to the Saturday Celebration at The Waters Church in Sartell. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Tim was united in marriage to Jeanne Wolf April 10, 1976, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Together, Tim and his wife lived in Rice for 34 years where they raised their six children, fostered newborns for 29 years, opened their home to everyone, and hosted many Japanese exchange students.
Throughout his life, Tim’s strong faith guided him to serve others using his genuine ability to connect with people. He spent time as a culinary chef, a youth counselor at the St. Cloud Childrens Home and many years in sales. He spent 20 years serving the community as a volunteer member of the Rice Fire Department. He was a member of the St. Cloud Crusade Choir, was part of the Christian Charismatic Renewal, spent many years as a youth minister, and coached and assisted in his children’s sports. He enjoyed deer hunting, spending time in the Northwoods, strumming his guitar around the campfire, and most of all his family. Tim was joyful, positive, always willing to help others, and brought light to all who knew him through his infectious smile, sparkling blue eyes and love of music. He had a personality and charisma to make friends wherever he went. He liked to tell stories, mostly about his children, and was eager to share his faith and his greatest love of Jesus Christ. He never parted ways without a sincere “God bless you.”
Tim’s impact on his family and friends will forever live on in their hearts and actions. His ability to love, support and forgive will be engrained in those he left behind, his best friend and wife Jeanne of St. Cloud; children Rachael Kedrowski (Scott Gilbert) of Milaca, Peter (Honarae) Kedrowski of Rice, Kristina (Chris) Scheel of Rice, Teresa (Lee) Dusek of Rice, Sarah Kedrowski of Hinesville, Georgia, and Casey (Haley) Kedrowski of Rice; brother Kirk (Jean) Kedrowski of Sauk Rapids, and sisters Jane (Harold) Bares of Bellevue, Nebraska, Judy (Ron) Cruser of Sauk Rapids and Mary Beth (Buzz) Cripe of Rice; grandchildren Anthony, Madison, Vayla, Timmy, Victoria, Elison, Colton, David and Archer; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was reunited with his parents and those who went before him.
Tim’s family would like to extend their gratitude and thanks to the staff at Cherrywood Advanced Living and his earlier care at Good Shepherd Cottages, Moments Hospice and St. Croix Hospice.