Timothy Erle Courtier
Timothy Erle Courtier, 38, passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 after a determined battle against brain cancer. Tim was born on April 8, 1976 to Rodney and Ann (Zweifel) Courtier. He graduated from Evansville High School in 1994. Tim obtained his Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s degree in educational technology, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was employed as a second and third grade teacher in the school districts of Howard-Suamico and Fort Atkinson (WI) and Eden Prairie (MN), and later worked in the insurance industry. Tim married Anna Bradshaw on March 22, 2003 in Fort Atkinson. They lived in the Minneapolis-St Paul area and in Harrisonburg, Virginia, before returning to Fort Atkinson with their children in the summer of 2014. Tim was a drummer for the Wisconsin Singers musical group and enjoyed playing the drums in local bands and community theater productions. He was also an avid runner, completing marathons in 2005 and 2006, and continuing to run 5k races even after his brain cancer diagnosis and treatments. Tim was a great family man and enjoyed teaching his young children to fish, play soccer, and to always root for the home team.
Tim is survived by his wife, Anna; his children Lydia (age 7) and Henry (age 3); father Rodney Courtier of Evansville; brother Daniel (Barb) Courtier of Slinger; in-laws Harry and Mary Beth Bradshaw of Fort Atkinson; and brother- and sister-in-law Adam and Sabrina Bradshaw of Madison. Tim is further survived by 5 nieces and nephews: Cayden and Caleigh Courtier, and Eli, Brooke, and Whitney Bradshaw, aunts and uncles: Walter Zweifel, Jr., Mary (Kent) Libby, Betty Hommen, Eunice Zweifel, and Carol Courtier; many cousins, and a loving group of extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother Ann Courtier, grandparents Erle and Ethel Courtier and Walter and Evie Zweifel, and aunts and uncles Ferne Frederickson, Norman Zweifel, Bud Hommen, Nancy and Bob Miller, and Don Courtier.
A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 320 S. Main Street in Fort Atkinson, on Wednesday, November 5 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Rainbow Hospice, the American Brain Tumor Association, or to the family for a fund to be used for his children. The Dunlap Memorial Home is assisting the family. www.dunlapmemorialhome.com
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