Heaney, Timothy M. age 74, of Falcon Heights, died peacefully on December 31 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Tim was born in Anoka, Minnesota, on June 25, 1946. He spent his childhood near Washington, D.C. He graduated cum laude from St. John's University in 1968 and cum laude from the University of Minnesota School of Law in 1972, where he served as an editor of the Minnesota Law Review. Tim was a partner and chair of the securities department at Fredrikson & Byron, where he practiced law for 27 years. During the final years of his professional career, he served as vice-president and general counsel at Bio-Techne Corp., a global biotechnology company. Tim was a lifelong learner and student of history, politics, philosophy and the world. His unending curiosity and love of travel took him around the globe including Iran, India, China, Chile, Russia and parts of Africa. His 1990 trip to the jungles of New Guinea visiting indigenous tribes was a feature story in the Star Tribune and LA Times, which earned him the nickname, "Jungle Tim." Tim's greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren. "Papa", as he was known to his grandchildren, enjoyed reading stories, baking, and supervising trips to the zoo, State Fair, and the Children's Theatre. Tim was well known for his sweet-tooth, managing to enjoy all the treats, pies, and cookies that so many friends brought to him throughout his final years and days. He is survived by his wife, Roberta Hunt; sons Mark (Amy) and Andrew (Ashley); stepdaughters Jackie (David) Smith and Megan (Ward) Davis; grandchildren Phina, Gus, Levi, Mack, Ashton, Brooksley, Nolan, Wyatt and Wren; and his siblings Paul (Dianne), Larry (Terry), Bill (Ruth), MaryBeth (Tom) Kulikosky, and many nieces and nephews. Tim was preceded in death by his mother Mary Ann, father Richard, and sister Maureen. Out of deep concern for the health and safety of Tim's many friends and family members, a memorial service will be postponed until a later date when we can safely gather to remember and celebrate Tim's life. Details will be shared. Memorials preferred to Second Harvest Heartland (2harvest.org) to help end hunger.

Published on January 3, 2021