Timothy Michael Haley, 58, of Red Wing, died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at his home in Wakota. Born on November 29, 1963, in Minneapolis, to Michael and Judy (Hawkinson) Hayley. He graduated from Bloomington Lincoln High School, class of 1982, then attended St. Thomas University. During his four years at St. Thomas, he played a quarterback on Tommy’s soccer team, and in 1986, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics. On September 26, 1987, he married the love of his life, Barb May, at Pax Christi Catholic Church in Eden Prairie. He worked for Prudential, Lincoln National and RJ Ahmann before starting with HealthPartners, where he worked with passion and joy for nearly 30 years until his retirement last January. Tim was an active member of St. Joseph’s Church, as well as the Knights of Columbus. Barb and Tim together founded “Haley’s Hope” for NICU Children’s Hospital – Minneapolis, in honor of their three daughters. Together with their families, they ran this charity for ten years.

Tim loved his life and felt blessed to be a father to Joey and Maria, husband to his lovely wife, son and brother to his family and a friend to many. For Barb, he was a bit like a “Renaissance man”: he read voraciously, loved good conversation through fire, art, music, gourmet cooking, and travel (especially to his favorite place in Mexico). But he was without excuse. When he wasn’t wearing a suit and tie at work, he wore his old Wrangler jeans and a comfy sweater full of stains from yard work, spills, and cooking. He would often say, “I am just an ordinary man with a great blessing.” He enjoyed his children’s activities, especially hockey games, boating in Lake Pepin, watching football matches, and entertaining friends and family.

His wife, Barb, is survived by Red Wing. two children, Joey and Maria; His parents are Mike and Judy Healy of Apple Valley; two brothers, Mike (Amy) of Farmington and Dan (Kelly) Hayley of Eagan; one sister, Kate (Joe) Christensen of Phoenix, Arizona; mother-in-law, Jan May of Red Wing; sisters-in-law, Diane (Ron) May and Annette (Michael) Linder; Nephews and nephews, Travis, Ally, Maddie, Jake, Hailey, Hannah, Sarah, Cassie, Megan, Jack, and Brian with other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his three daughters, Anna, Grace and Catherine, and father-in-law, John May.

Resurrection Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday 5 November at St. Joseph’s Chapel in the Red Wing headed by Father Brandon Thiessen. There will be a visitation on Friday, November 4, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, the Bodelson-Mahn Chapel at the Red Wing and also one hour before Mass at the chapel. Burial will be at Wakota Cemetery. Instead of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Catholic Church and Charities of St. Paul or the Haley’s Hope Trust at NICU Children’s Hospital – Minneapolis.


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