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Obituary for Tim A. Riffe

Tim A. Riffe, age 64 of Shakopee passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 surrounded by his family at home. Tim was born on December 31, 1952 in Jamestown, North Dakota, the son of Gordon and Elizabeth (Linendoll) Riffe. He married Mary J. O’Keefe on August 28, 1976 in Shakopee, MN.
At the age of 25, Tim became the Administrator of Friendship Manor Health Care Center located in Shakopee MN. For 52 years the facility has been a part of Tim’s Family having been started by his father and mother; Gordon and “Betty” Riffe. After the deaths of his parents, Tim had always thought of them as a second branch of his family.
Tim was a true athlete, who loved to participate, referee and coach sports, sponsoring many teams known as “Ma’s House” He was a staunch supporter of the U of M Golden Gophers. He was fiercely loyal to his friends who besides his family meant everything to him, especially his bowling teammates, Monday Night Football group and the “Ma’s House” teams. Tim’s happy place was at their cabin in Wisconsin.
Tim is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Adam; daughter, Ellie; sister-in-law, Jane Riffe; nephew, Tom (April); niece, Dawn; grandnieces, grandnephews, many other relatives.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Elizabeth “Betty”; brothers, Tom and Terry.
Memorials are preferred to the Minnesota Humane Society.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

13

Jun

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
McNearney - Schmidt Funeral and Cremation

1220 3rd Avenue East
Shakopee, MN 55379

Visitation

Wednesday

14

Jun

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
McNearney - Schmidt Funeral and Cremation

1220 3rd Avenue East
Shakopee, MN 55379

Service

Wednesday

14

Jun

4:00 PM
McNearney - Schmidt Funeral and Cremation

1220 3rd Avenue East
Shakopee, MN 55379

Presiding is Deacon Jim Pufahl. Immediately following the Memorial Service, family and friends are invited to the Pullman Club, 124 1st Ave. West, Shakopee, MN.


Memorial Contribution

Minnesota Humane Society

475 North Cleveland Avenue, #100B
St. Paul, MN 55104
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