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Tim P. Flaherty, 50, of Fort Dodge died Monday, September 6, 2021 at Trinity Regional Medical Center.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 10, 2021 at Holy Trinity Church with Msgr. Kevin McCoy officiating. Burial will follow in Corpus Christi Cemetery. A visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the church. The family requests that all wear a mask whole attending. Laufersweiler Funeral Home is serving the family.
Tim is survived by his wife, Jodi; children, Shannon, Sean, Katie, Maggie; parents, Mick and Alyce (Moss) Flaherty of Fort Dodge siblings, Krysi Flaherty of Eugene, OR, Susan (Mark) Laufersweiler of Fort Dodge, Lisa (Ryan) Reisner of Fort Dodge, and Amy (Adam) White of Altoona; nieces and nephews, Andrew and Elizabeth Dawson, Zach and Emily Munson, JT, Griffin, and Josie Laufersweiler, Mckenzie Flaherty, Calahan Reisner, Kaleb, Kennedy, and Caroline White.
Timothy Patrick Flaherty was born December 4, 1970 in Fort Dodge. He attended Fort Dodge Catholic Schools and graduated from Saint Edmond High School in 1989. He then attended Creighton University and graduated in 1993. Soon after he met the love of his life, Jodi Dawson. The couple were united in marriage June 8, 1996. Tim's very first job was a paper route for the Fort Dodge Messenger. When he was just 15 years old, he began working part time for Hy-Vee. After he graduated from college, he became full time at the Hy-Vee in Fort Dodge. In 1995, Tim became the 2nd assistant at the Omaha Hy-Vee and by 1997 he had moved to the assistant position in the Mason City West store. In 2003, Tim became the Store Director of the Omaha Oakview Hy-Vee and in 2005 he became the Store Director in Mason CIty. In 2012, led Tim to the Fort Dodge Store Director position and in 2021 he had become the District Hy-Vee Store Director.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Crime Stoppers and he served on the Iowa Central Business Program Advisory Committee. Tim cherished time spent with his children, watching them in their activities, and could not be prouder of their accomplishments. He enjoyed listening to music, playing golf, taking road trips, playing cards, and being active in church, especially volunteering as an usher. Tim was a Nebraska Husker football fan and cheered for the Creighton Blue Jay's basketball team. When he wasn't working tirelessly, Tim could be found in a boat on the lake loving time spent with his family and friends. Tim will be deeply missed.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to St. Edmond Catholic Schools, Holy Trinity Parish, Unity Point Hospital Foundation, or the Iowa Donor Network.
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"To Mick, Alyce and all of Tim?s family?..please accept our sincere condolences. We were so sorry to hear of Tim?s passing. May God?s angels wrap you all with healing love. Ron & Carol Swartz"
"Mick, Alyce and family, Words cannot express the sadness I feel for both of you and Tim,s wife and family. Tim led a life of good example for his children and for all of us. My sincere condolences and prayers. Mary Estes "
"May God be with your family in this time of loss."
"Our thoughts and prayers for the entire family; what a shock to us all! I know it was a "God thing" when we were visiting my sister and I stopped at the store 2 weeks ago for a visit with Tim. He insisted on taking a "selfie" with me. I will cherish this last visit the rest of my life for sure! Rest in Peace my Friend! "
"Jodi and Family- Our deepest condolences. Tim was a great friend, colleague, mentor, leader and most importantly family man. We always talked about our families before anything else! Our hearts break for your entire family."
"Tim is one of the good guys. I was proud to call a friend and was glad I got to know him. He and Jodi raised a beautiful family. I feel privileged to have known him. He will be truly missed. Thank you Tim for your generosity and leadership. "
"Tim was always so kind to everyone. He was the kind of guy who would do anything for anyone and I saw first hand what a great friend he was to Troy for so many years. My heart just breaks for all of you. Prayers for strength and comfort."
"Mick and Alyce and the Flaherty family, so sorry to see that Tim passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Paulette Stupka Dodd "
"Tim was such a wonderful man. He was a joy to be around. He will be missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace. My love, sympathy & prayers. Sharon Dawson"
"I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father! Prayers for strength and the Lord's grace and peace for your family in the days and months ahead."
"I only knew Tim from HyVee, but he was always friendly! I will miss working with him for sure. Keeping the Flaherty family in my thoughts at this difficult time. "
"The Hy-Vee family will never be the same with the loss of Tim, God bless his family ??"
"My heart hurts to hear of Tim passing. So many good memories! Always fun to be around! Jodi and family please know you are in my prayers. Love you!"
"My heart is breaking for your loss. I cannot imagine the sadness you all are feeling. I?m so sorry. "
"Jodi and family, my heart cries for the pain you're feeling. There are no words in my heart to comfort you in your loss except I am so sorry. Tim loved life, his family and you especially. Tim was the fairest person I have worked for. I loved him like a son. My vision of Tim is his well pressed white shirt with his khaki slacks anod of course his argyle vest and biggest smile on his face and twinkle in his eyes. Your family is in my heart and prayers ? ? "
"I was saddened when I heard about Tim he was a great guy I work at the Webster city Hy-vee and enjoyed when he came in I had wonderful conversations with him he shared with me about his family and always talked about his children. Tim will be greatly missed by our store god bless his family my thoughts to you all. Rose Plain"