Timothy J. Wnuk
Of Elm Grove, WI entered into eternal life on September 29th, 2018, at the age of 50. Tim was a devoted husband of 19 years to Beth Wnuk and the loving father of Jacob. Blessed son of Sharon and Hank Wnuk; cherished brother of Chris Wnuk and of loving sister Kim (Dan) Schinzel and her children, Christopher, Mary, Matthew, Claire and John; loving sister-in-law, D (Scott) Dutton and nephew Joshua; caring sister-in-law Karen (Matt) Muscatel and nephews Caleb and Noah; cherished brother-in-law Kevin (Pilar) Hastings and niece Mary.
Timothy was a graduate of University at Buffalo School of Engineering, 1991, and received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan, 1998. A 25 year banking executive, who most recently served as the Head of Associated Bank’s Small Business Product Group. Previous work experience included PNC/National City Bank, US Bank and M&T Bank. Tim also served as a Trustee and current Chair of the Development Committee on the Board of the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts.
The impact of Tim’s life can be summed up in a single word: love. A love that flowed from a higher place, drawn from the deep and perfect love of Christ. Tim’s love was clear, evident and abundant in his daily life. The love for his wife, Beth, whom he cherished and cared for, measured by the gentle hand holding, spontaneous kisses and countless ways he made her feel special. The love for his son, Jacob, in whom he was so proud that he was often moved to tears. He was Jacob’s biggest fan, teaching him life lessons, inspiring his passion for astronomy and the mystery of the heavens. Tim spent countless hours on the field of life with Jacob: coaching him, encouraging him and drawing out the best of him on the athletic field. For the entirety of Jacob’s life, Tim’s deep love and encouragement for his son, fueled Jacob’s passions and shaped his pursuits.
Beyond his family, Tim deeply loved his friends and colleagues. He was kind, gentle in spirit and knew how to use the most delicate force to bring out the very best in people. Those who worked for him valued his mentorship and advice. His sense of humor made people smile and feel loved.
Finally, Tim deeply loved learning and embraced a study of history, science and the mysteries of the universe—stretching himself and those around him with a relentless intellectual curiosity from within. Tim will be deeply missed, but his family knows that his love is only a shadow of the truest love of Christ Jesus. And it is with a deep sense of comfort and thankfulness, he is now perfectly complete in the loving arms of Christ.
A Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM at the Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 14075 W. North Avenue, Brookfield, Wi. On Friday, October 5, 2018, a church service will be held at Poplar Creek Church, 17770 W. Cleveland Avenue, New Berlin, WI at 10:30 AM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Arts Education Fund in memory of Tim (19805 W. Capitol Dr.; Brookfield, Wisconsin 53045).