Timothy G. Vorpahl
April 16, 1962 - September 21, 2015
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Tuesday 9/29, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Appleton Highland Memorial Park
3131 N. Richmond St.
Appleton, WI
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Tuesday 9/29, 7:00 pm

Tim Vorpahl knew he had a bad “ticker” as he called it, and often said he was living on “borrowed time.” On Monday afternoon, September 21, 2015, his Lord decided to bring Tim to heaven at the age of 53. He died suddenly, with no pain, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. Tim was born…

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Randy Zentner left a message on October 4, 2015:
So sorry for you loss... Just was re-connecting with him after many years. One of the "good guys" and was creative student in the UW-Fox Valley Theatre Arts Dept. In the 80's. Miss ya.
Dana Cuzzort left a message on October 2, 2015:
I'm so sorry. Tim was my friend, confidante, and Packer buddy. We would watch games on phone together when we could. I keep wanting to call and hear his voice again. I will miss him so much. There will never be another one like him. The world lost the best laugh ever.
Dave Hoeffner left a message on September 29, 2015:
Tim was such a kind and friendly soul when I attended St. Paul School with him. I also remember Tim's father usually with a smile on his face, and his mother effused, no gushed, Christ's love every time I saw her. It is therefore no wonder that he had such a positive Christ-like effect on his daughter, as evidenced by the kind and well written words above. From what Elisa is saying above and others have said below, he undoubtedly carried on a ministry of Jesus' love while working for Disney and as a business owner. I am sorry to hear of Tim's passing, and I know your hearts are heavy, but I know for certain that the Lord already has prepared him for an eternal ministry. It appears he conveyed Christ's love to you, Elisa, in a most wonderful way. I just wish I had known Tim was working for Disney on Ice when I took my daughters to see the productions in Dallas.
Greg M left a message on September 28, 2015:
Besides Tim's Parents and his Siblings, I get the pleasure to say I knew Tim since we were about 3 weeks old. That is when I first met him. For you see, I was Baptized with him, same day, same church and service. And the bond was ever there. Through Grade School, we were best buddies, also in High School. Then something happened, called rest of your life. While Tim went one way, I went another.. including 13 years in MN, etc. But, never lost that bond. Just a few years ago, mind you this is 30+ years past, we rekindled this friendship once I made it back to WI. Bond never skipped a beat. This past spring and summer was priceless, for we brought the grade school friends together for many laughs, and tears, and friendship. Yes, Tim was our Amigo and Brother. A very Dear one. And he will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace, Buddy, and until we meet again.
Jennifer Westenberger left a message on September 27, 2015:
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Tim for a short time in 1995. He was a great and generous kind hearted man.
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linda grunska left a message on September 27, 2015:
I was shocked to hear of Tims passing. I first met him after our house fire in 2001. I hired him to refinish and apolster some furniture. We became friends. He was a wonderful ,caring man with a love for his craft. He will be missed.
Liz and Mark Williams left a message on September 27, 2015:
I met Tim 2006. I have a fainting couch, in need of TLC. It has been in my family for 4 genarations. My husband said he knew someone who could restore it. So we brought it to Tim. He said,yes he could restore it, stripped of its cover and took a wood mallot and knocked it apart! I nearly fainted on the spot. After it was done, I could not have asked for a more beautiful job. He was great a t what he did and will be missed deeply.
Max Zurflueh left a message on September 26, 2015:
I toured with Tim with Disney on Ice. He is a magnificent man and friend. His smile, energy and commitment are contagious. My condolences to friends and family. I have missed him since we last toured together and today I miss him a bit more. Peace and Love!
Kim Skeens left a message on September 26, 2015:
Tim was there when my husband Mike Skeens passed away my thought and prayers go out to his family Mike make sure you call him Tim not Tom when u meet up
Joy Popke left a message on September 26, 2015:
The beautiful thing about this guestbook tribute, is the love and sentiment, behind every word shared in honor of Tim. As I think of Tim, it's mostly in the vein of fatherhood. He sure loved his little girl. His eyes sparkled and his voice quickened when he spoke of Elisa. His voice would take on that tender "daddy" tone, whenever he was speaking of his daughter. That says volumes about a man...how he treats his child. You will missed Tim. Love you Elisa
Jennifer Cohen left a message on September 26, 2015:
What a great man. He brought much joy to my life on the Snow White on Ice tour. He always had a joke or funny story to tell. My condolences to his family.
Terryl Wolfrath left a message on September 25, 2015:
Rest in peace, dear friend. Though you were taken from us too soon, you can breathe easy now. The work is over. It's time for well deserved rest. I will put the mushroom farm plan on hold until we can talk in person, Buddy.
Susan Robinson left a message on September 25, 2015:
My condolences to the family. Tim was my new friend who restored my grand piano last year, and it was a work of perfection when he was done. He will be missed greatly and remembered always. Excuse me while I wipe away my tears...
Sue Erdmann left a message on September 25, 2015:
I had contact with Tim at an emotional time in my life when my stepmother died and we were cleaning out the family home.Tim took apart the old upright piano in the basement to make some furniture out of the pieces. The piano bench which was covered with many different coats of paints was sitting there. I debated what I should do with the bench. Tim said, "Benches are interesting." He made me think of who sat on that bench and played the piano, not only my much-loved step mother who had just died but also my birth mother who I lost when I was age 5. Tim agreed to refinish the bench, and I have it now, only to imagine all my dear family members who sat on that bench. Tim quoted a price and then added to the price "a case of beer." He did a beautiful job on the bench and I treasure it!
Kristen Patterson left a message on September 25, 2015:
So sorry to hear, had the pleasure of working with Tim on Snow White on Ice. My condolences.
Brian W. Vorpahl left a message on September 24, 2015:
Though we never met I feel as I knew Tim very well through social media. He was gracious enough to repair a rare chair for me years ago and did a fantastic job. I am not sure of the relation connection but we were related in some way. I'll miss you Tim. Rework God's chair. I'm sure it could use your touches after all this time.
Mae left a message on September 24, 2015:
I'm so sorry for your loss Renee, Erin & family. Thinking of you
Katee left a message on September 24, 2015:
omg. Im speechless.
Teresa Bustos left a message on September 24, 2015:
My most sincerest condolences to the family.He was a very dear friend who wil be greatly missed and Loved.TERESA
Penny Johnson left a message on September 23, 2015:
My prayers go out to Tim's family and friends. I am sorry that we lost track after high school.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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