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Timothy Wayne Gottman

Timothy Wayne Gottman

Timothy Wayne Gottman passed away on Friday, May 7, 2021, at St. Vincent's home in Quincy, IL. He was 69. Tim was born on June 14, 1951, in Hannibal, Missouri. Tim was born on Flag Day. He has fond memories of his grandma telling him that everyone had put their flags out for his birthday. He attended Hannibal High School and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. After college, Tim went to work for Caterpillar and then went on to work in the oil industry. He spent many years as an insurance agent for American Family Insurance. In the early 90s, Tim bought Sign Pro of Quincy and from then on was known as "The Sign Guy." Tim always treated each customer the same, whether they spent fifty dollars or five thousand dollars. Tim loved his customers. He enjoyed the people as much as he enjoyed the business. Tim was always honored to letter law enforcement vehicles; it was his favorite job. He retired from SignPro in 2019. Tim missed being with customers, and he soon found new work with Quincy Mack, delivering parts. His friends at Quincy Mack called him "Mo."

Away from work, Tim loved to tinker in his garage while listening to Lionel Richie and Donna Summer. During the winter months, he loved to watch Hallmark movies with his wife. Tim was a serious Dallas Cowboys fan and never gave up on them. Tim hated yard work, but he did it anyway because his wife loved it. Tim loved good food. On a bet, he once ate "a dozen eggs, a pound of bacon, a loaf of bread, and a gallon of milk." Tim was a modern-day Renaissance man. He could remodel a bathroom, create graphic art, and once won a lawsuit against a major corporation in which he represented himself.

Tim and Pat enjoyed attending Sunday morning service at Columbus Road Church. Tim proudly served as a greeter and an usher, and developed a close relationship with Pastor Bob. He loved his church and it was where he came to know Jesus. It was his faith that carried him through his recent health struggles.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents, James "Jimmy" and Ellen Gottman, and a brother, Norman Gottman.

He is survived by his wife Pat, and three step-children, Jennifer (Andy) Deters of Quincy, Shane (Carrie) Hipps of St. Louis, and Travis Hipps of Loveland, CO.. He is survived by four grandchildren: Jack Deters, Caroline Deters, Quinn Hipps, and Rylan Hipps. He is also survived by two sisters, Gretchen Carlson (Mike) and Merilyn Sczygielski (Ski). He is also survived by two sons, Jason Gottman and Eric Gottman.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM in the Columbus Road Church. Interment in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Columbus Road Church on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the time of the services at 11:00. Memorials may be made to Project 8p or Columbus Road Church. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Kelly Norman Gottman Funkenbusch
Maywood, MO
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I have a lot of great memories of Uncle Tim. So witty with his huge smile and infectious laugh.
My love and prayers to all.
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Brenda Fleer
Quincy, IL
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Thinking of you all! Prayers for peace and comfort!
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Diane Kay Fisher
Quincy, IL
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Pat, so very sorry to hear about Tim. I have so many good memories of him from my time at Y101. I will always remember that laugh of his. Many prayers for you during this time.
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Suzanne Bush
Montrose, CO
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Mike and I loved my brother in law Tim. He was so much fun to be around, had the best sense of humor, and loved my sister Pat so much. Our whole family will miss him dearly, but will have so many happy memories and fun stories to tell about a kind, fun loving, down to earth, hard working, memorable man, Tim Gottman. Prayers for comfort for all who knew and loved Tim.
Susie, Mike, and family
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Larry & Karen Gottman
Palmyra, MO
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You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Tim was truly a wonderful and extremely talented man. Lots of very fond memories both working and just spending time with Tim. You will be missed by RIP cousin!!!
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Elizabeth Pellette
Springville, NY
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One of the things I remember fondly was Tim's sense of humor I have not seen him since I was a young teenager, but remember he was very funny. Always loved our visits to the farm. He will be missed by many
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Tafi Lathrop
Quincy, IL
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I knew Tim when he worked at Sign Pro. He always made me laugh and made you feel like you were friends for life. He had a good heart and a sense of humor. So sorry for your loss.
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Matt Futhey
Quincy, IL
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Pat and family,
I had the privilege of working with Tim (Mo) at Mack for the last year. He was a positive influence on my fellow coworkers and customers. He will be missed. You and your family will be in my prayers.
From:
Vicki Calvert
Quincy, IL
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Pat, so sorry for your loss. Please know I'm thinking of you and your family and sending prayers.
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Darrell & Gina Obert
Quincy, IL
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Pat, Jennifer, Shane and Travis, So sorry for your loss. Tim was a great guy and neighbor. Also enjoyed my visits with him at Sign Pro and very detailed on his work. We will keep you in our prayers.
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Dan Burrus
Fowler, IL
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Pat, I just learned of Tim's passing and I am so sorry for your loss. I met Tim in 1988 when we purchased a house and Tim became our insurance agent. When Tim went to Sign Pro, I made use of his talents on countless projects for over 20 years. Tim will be greatly missed. You are in my prayers.
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Jay Grawe
Quincy, IL
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Jenny and Andy - on behalf of the Mary and Martha ministry at St. Peter’s, we offer you our prayers at this time. Peace to all of you and your families.
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Deb and Gordon Street
Quincy, IL
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Pat,Jennifer,Shane and Travis,you are in our thoughts and prayers,so sad to hear about the passing of Tim!we had some fun times in the good ole days!!
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Bob & Barb Girouard
Quincy, IL
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Our deepest sympathy. So sorry for your loss. Praying that you may have peace.