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Timm Sternhagen, 1961-2020

The family of Timm Bradley Sternhagen of Albert Lea will have private memorial services at Bonnerup Funeral Service. The Rev. Kurt Farrell will officiate. Interment will be in St. Theodore Cemetery.

Timm Sternhagen

Timm died peacefully at his home Tuesday, April 14, 2020, after several years of health issues. He was 59 years old.

He was born Feb. 26, 1961, in Albert Lea, the son of Ray and Delores (Stiehl) Sternhagen. Timm attended St. Theodore School, Lakeview School and Brookside Junior High. He graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1979, and continued his education at Austin Technical School, completing auto body and truck driving training. He had been employed at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea, Streater and Hormel.

Timm was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church and also the Eagles Club. He enjoyed country living, riding horses, snowmobiling and riding motorcycles. He especially loved music and playing the guitar. He was an avid Minnesota Twins fan.

Timm will be remembered as very hardworking guy. He had an articulate talent in everything he accomplished and a very unique sense of humor. The pride and joy of his life was his daughter, Desiree. He cherished time spent with her. Memorable times were spent at the family cabin on Beaver Lake, boating, waterskiing and fishing.

Timm is survived by his daughter, Desiree Sternhagen, of Janesville; his mother, Delores Sternhagen, of Albert Lea; brother, Todd (Julie) Sternhagen, of Albert Lea; sister, Tari (Louis) Barnes, of Mantorville; nephews and nieces Derek (Anne) Sternhagen of Albert Lea, Samantha (Trever) Register of Albert Lea, and Harrison and Hayden Barnes of Mantorville; great-nieces and nephews Drake, Ashton, Raegan, Taysha, Kalia and Keegan; aunts Evelyn Soukup, Ione Karolevitz and Marjorie Sternhagen; uncle, Don (Jan) Sternhagen; and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ray; his brother, Troy; and several aunts, uncle and cousins.

Timm will be greatly missed. Blessed be his memory.

To protect the health and safety of all, services are currently being limited as required by state and local authorities and the CDC. Expressions of sympathy during this time can be left on the condolences page available with the obituary on Bonnerup’s website or cards may be sent for the Sternhagen family to Bonnerup Funeral Service, 2210 E. Main St., Albert Lea, Minnesota.