Obituary for John T. Power  “Fr. Tim”

Tim was born on October 13, 1939, in Faribault, and graduated from this life on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, in Eden Prairie.

Preceded in death by parents, Tim and Theresa; siblings, Francie, Mary, Bob, and Joe.

Survived by a large number of loving friends, cherished nieces, Kathleen and Sandy and their families, and special friend, Karen.

Tim was ordained a Catholic priest in May of 1966 and spent most of his ministry serving parishes in the Twin Cities area. He felt especially lucky to be able to pastor in the era of the Second Vatican Council. He recognized that the focus on laity, justice, and collegiality opened new doors for parishes. He especially felt this was true during his 23 years serving Pax Christi Catholic Community. Another joy of his years in Eden Prairie was serving as chaplain for Eden Prairie Police and Fire Departments.

As Tim had time to reflect in his life, the words of Brian Doyle seemed to mirror his own sentiments: “I have had a glorious blessed hilarious graced life, and no man was ever as slathered with love and laughter as me, and when my time to dissolve comes, I hope to acquiesce with some modicum of grace, and remember that I was granted a long and colorful run; indeed I hope to spend eons happily reviewing the tape, minute by minute, paying even more attention to the infinitesimal details than I did the first time, and replaying the highlights again and again, driving my new roommates nuts.”

All are welcome to remember and celebrate Tim’s life. Visitation was 2 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie; vigil prayer was at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, at Pax Christi Catholic Community. Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery immediately following Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Bridging Inc. or Pax Christi Pastoral Care Fund.

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