Timothy D. Bruflat, 60, of Clarkfield, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 the North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale,
There will be a Memorial Visitation on Saturday, May 4, from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 2:30 p.m. at Clarkfield Lutheran Church, officiated by Pastor Chris Zuraff.
Memorials are preferred to the Clarkfield Fire Department, EMT and the Clarkfield Swimming Pool.
Timothy Don Bruflat was born on April 17, 1953 in Granite Falls, the son of William and Donna (Beito) Bruflat. He was baptized at the hospital in the Twin Cities due to complications at birth.
In 1960 his parents enrolled him at the Minnesota School for the Deaf and he graduated there in 1973. He met the love of his life there, Debra Theobald. (They were married on November 13, 1982). At the school, Tim was involved with many extracurricular activities such as sports, especially football. Tim was immensely well liked by his peers and was always known for his cheerful demeanor. He had a ready-made laugh that was felt by most everyone.
Upon his graduation from the School for the Deaf, he attended the St. Paul Technical Vocational Institution (St. Paul College) and after a short stint as a student, he went to work for his uncle Ronnie Beito as a welder. Shortly thereafter, he went back home to Clarkfield to work with his family business, the Bruflat Plumbing and Heating. He was a skilled plumber of all trades.
Tim loved to fish and hunt, often out hunting with his sons, Troy and Chad, friends and relatives. Tim would spend his spare time at the family cabin on Lake Ida, with his family and friends. Like most of us, Tim loved the Minnesota Vikings – hoping that they will finally win the Super Bowl. Tim also loved his garden; he would spend his summers taking care of his 28 tomato plants.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William (Bill) and Donna (Beito) Bruflat and his sister, Jill. He is survived by his beloved wife, Debra, three children: Troy (fiancé Jody Johnson), Heidi Bruflat, Chad (Emily Buer) Bruflat, two brothers: Rod (Barb) Bruflat, Joe (Lisa) Bruflat; brother-in-law Steve (Shelly) Theobald; sister-in-law Peggy (Randy) Mages; aunts Burdonna Winson, Lou Ann (Wayne) Kling, uncles Paul, Gary, Ronnie (Deanne), David (Loralie Andresen) Beito, Sherman (Joyce) Winson and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Lynner Funeral Home of Clarkfield.
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