WILMINGTON, Ill. — Mr. Tim “T.J.” McKim, 30, of Wilmington, Ill., passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013. Born Jan. 24, 1983, in Joliet, Tim is a son of Averal “Craig” and Patricia Ann Tinges-McKim. He was raised and educated in Wilmington, attending St. Rose School and Wilmington High School. He most recently attended Ivy Tech Community College in Terra Haute, Ind.
Tim worked as a caretaker, providing care for his grandfather. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing with his family, boating, the outdoors, and flying with his dad and brother. He was an artist and loved to draw.
Survivors include his parents, Craig and Patricia McKim of Wilmington and Summerland Key, Fla.; four children, Kiara McKim, Dominic McKim, Kiley McKim and Mia McKim; two sisters, Rhonda (Ed) Swanson of Wilmington, and Lagene (Mike) Rudibaugh of Charleston, Ill.; one brother, Shane (Heather) McKim of Essex, Ill.; aunts and uncles Bill Tinges of Michigan, Mike and Mary Tinges of Wilmington, and Sheena Jorgenson of Coal City, Ill.; great-aunts and great-uncles Eileen Tinges of Pontiac, Ill., Junior and Norma Jean Lyme of Wilmington, Erlene Crater and Edna Weathersby, both of Minooka, and Dan Davis of Louisiana; nieces and nephews: Monique Waddell, Kenneth Smith, Kenneth Bannon, Kirstyn McKim, Katlyn McKim, Brennan McKim, Kristy Lestina, Evie Rudibaugh and Adam Rudibaugh, as well as Danielle Cowie; great-niece Cadence Kent; and godmother Loretta Cowie of Morris.
Tim was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Eleanor Tinges; paternal grandparents Dorothy Read and Elvin McKim; one brother, Russ McKim, in infancy; and his loving fiancée, Samantha Whittaker.
Visitation and video tribute will held be Friday, April 12, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Freitag-Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road,Wilmington. Funeral services will follow at 1:30 p.m. in Saint Rose Catholic Church, 604 South Kankakee St., Wilmington, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with the Rev. Steve Bondi officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wilmington. Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to the family by logging onto www.FRBFuneral.com.
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Matthew R. Baskerville, CFSP. For additional information, call (815) 476-2181.