Timothy M. "Tim" Kinney

July 06, 1964 - October 01, 2022


Obituary For Timothy M. "Tim" Kinney

Fitchburg, WI - Tim Kinney, age 58, passed away on October 1, 2022. He was born July 6, 1964. Tim graduated from St. Maria Goretti and Edgewood High School in which he was an All City Baseball and Football player. After high school, Tim completed his degree in Business at UW Stout. He found joy in his work as a Sales Executive and cherished the relationships he cultivated through his 30+ years in the print industry. He was one of the Top Sales Executives and qualified for President’s Club for many years.

Tim was an avid bodybuilder in his youth and won titles such as Mr. Madison, Mr. Teenage Madison, and Mr. Collegiate USA. In Tim’s free time he could be found golfing, ice-fishing, hunting and boating. He loved to make people laugh with his witty sense of humor, and always had a prank to play. He will be remembered for his compassion, charm and banter. He will be greatly missed in the lives of all the people he has touched. We all can find comfort in the fact that he is now at peace.

Tim is survived by his partner, Becki Ward and her daughters Lyndsey and Chloe; his children, Kyle and Kayla Kinney; parents, Fred and Marilyn Kinney; siblings, Sue Kinney, Tom Kinney, Sandi (Brian) Martin, and Stacy (Jim) Ackerman; along with many nieces and nephews and his beloved dogs Otis and Franklin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 7, 2022 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 602 Everglade Drive, with Fr. Bart Timmerman presiding and Fr. Pat Noris concelebrating and preaching. The family will greet friends from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass and a reception will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Tim can be made to Edgewood High School Athletics, St. Thomas Aquinas or Fitchburg Serenity Club. Rest in Peace Tim.

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Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church 602 Everglade Drive Madison, Wi 53717 Get Directions »
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  • 10/12/2022

    To the entire Kinney family, sending thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I will forever remember Tim for being an amazing athlete & one of the best pitchers in all of West Madison's Little League back in the day. Very sorry for your loss !

  • 10/10/2022

    Tim was a great guy, teammate, and friend! Always had a smile and positive outlook. I will miss him and my condolences to family & friends. Way too soon and it sucks, but I'll bet he's already pitching in to help out up in heaven. : ). Rest In Peace Buddy! Jeff

  • 10/08/2022

    I am very saddened to hear of Tim's untimely death, and your great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • 10/08/2022

    So very sorry for your loss to the family. Tim and I worked together at OEI in the 90's. He always cracked me up and had the greatest sense of humor with his pranks. I will miss you my friend. RIP Jeff Soetaert

  • 10/07/2022

    Tim was one of a kind...always there to sincerely help a friend and still provide a good laugh! Will miss you friend and always remember the great times we had together!!! Rest in Peace my friend! Chris Gentry

  • 10/07/2022

    Tim was a great guy. I had many fun times working with him at BGS. My prayers go out to all that loved him! Joe and Shirley Plokowske

  • 10/07/2022

    Super Great Man. Will be missed by all. Wolf/Sub-Zero, Dock Rats., Sundown Saloon fast-pitch softball. Take care Rest in Peace. Ray

  • 10/06/2022

    My sympathies go out to the Kinney family for your loss. Our families have been friends for 50 years, and I am extremely appreciative of the friendship and mentorship you have provided me. I treasure the fond memories that take me all the way back to grade school, with the sleep overs and antics in the Gilbert Road house basement (Fred and Marilyn, I think I still owe you for a lamp by the way), to fishing with Tim and Dobby at Dibbles pond and Odana Golf Course pond, Tball, baseball and football, Tim and I laughing our **sses of on the 8th tee at Vitense and seeing the look on Tim's face when he realized "we" (it was my fault) accidentally broke his dad's treasured 8 iron (I still owe you an 8 iron Fred), weightlifting at Wedgewood Gym, East High School prom (yes, Purgolder territory), moving furniture and abating asbestos to make MMSD schools safe, and of course, the more recent years of golf and awesome get togethers at the Vitense suites, where Tim's friendship, humor, generosity, and good nature would really shine! RIP Tim. - Greg Meyer

  • 10/05/2022

    Mr and Mrs. Kinney, I am so sorry for the loss of Tim! You were our baseball Coach. I played little league with Tim he was always smiling. I haven't seen Tim in so many years, but I always enjoyed playing ball with him and his laugh and and sense of humor! I am sorry again for your loss, remember those great memories. Brian Gowan

  • 10/05/2022

    From the crew at McGinn Bindery, please accept or sincere condolences for this tragic loss. Tim was one of the good guys and will be no doubt be missed. Rest in peace Tim.

  • 10/05/2022

    Stunned by the loss of Tim and I share in your grief and will always remember him fondly.

  • 10/05/2022

    Cathy and I are so sad at your loss. A parent should never have to bury a child. May our Lord help you and sustain you as you think of Tim and his memories.

  • 10/05/2022

    To the entire Kinney family, I am sorry to hear of the loss of Tim. He was a great person that helped me a ton at Stout. Condolences on your loss and you are in our prayers. Best, Mark Rothwell

  • 10/05/2022

    Fred, Marilyn, and special children, we are devastated with grief over the loss of Tim. Our families have shared a special bond since our days at St.Maria Goretti. We are always available for anything you need and will keep you in our prayers. Don and JoEllen Pond.

  • 10/05/2022

    Fred, Marylyn, and Family, Our hearts reach out to you at the loss of Tim. Know that he will be in our prayers as you will be. Eternal Rest grant to Tim, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. Mick and Peggy Mullee

  • 10/05/2022

    Fred, Marilyn and family we all lost a good man with a big heart this week, sending you much love and support in this time of need. Hank and Cindy Moen and family.

  • 10/05/2022

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many happy memories of being your teacher, Kayla and Kyle. Your family is in my prayers. Jamie Scott

  • 10/05/2022

    Very sad to hear of this loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with Tim's family & friends. Kristina Skidmore & the crew at Labelteq

  • 10/05/2022

    I have many fond memories of Tim from our childhood growing up in Orchard Ridge/Meadowood. Squaring off on the diamond at West Madison Little League, little league all stars, high school and legion ball. Always had an infectious smile on his face. RIP Tim and my sincere condolences to the Kinney family.

  • 10/04/2022

    We are so sorry for your loss,Take Care Jim & Julie Von Eschen

  • 10/04/2022

    Kinney Family I'm sorry to hear of the passing of Tom wonderful human was roommate with him in college and played with at Stout

  • 10/04/2022

    I had the pleasure of working with Tim. He was such a great guy! If you needed anything, he was there. Always had a big smile on his face. Tim, you'll be missed greatly. May God put his loving arms around you so you can rest in peace. Love ya, Connie & Tim

  • 10/04/2022

    My deepest sympathies and condolences to the Kinney family. May he rest in eternal peace.

  • 10/04/2022

    Marilyn, Fred, and family, we are sorry for your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers. ❤️ Pat and George Silverwood

  • 10/04/2022

    You were a good friend and always a delight to be around. May you now REST IN PEACE and know you will be missed. Love ya always❤️‍🩹 John S.

  • 10/04/2022

    Dearest Marilyn, Fred and Family- We are so sorry for your loss! You are in our hearts and prayers. Sending love your way! 🙏🏻❤️ Love- Sara, Matt, Megan and Morgan McLenighan

  • 10/04/2022

    So sorry to hear about Tim's passing. I will always cherish the times we had together starting with OEI Business Forms and in later years. Tim always had your back. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  • 10/04/2022

    I am so sorry for your loss. Tim is gone too soon. May he Rest In Peace. Comfort each other with the memories of Tim. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Kathy Monetti

  • 10/04/2022

    My family and myself will keep the Kinney family in our prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • 10/04/2022

    I'm very sorry to hear of Tim's passing, I will keep your family in my prayers. 🙏🏼

  • 10/04/2022

    Sharing in your sorrow and loss - remembering Tim and your love for each other. Pat and Mary

  • 10/04/2022

    🙏🏼Praying for peace and comfort for Uncle Fred, Aunt Marilyn, Sue, Tom. Sandi, Stacy and all of you💔 sending love from far away and support in the days to come. Love, Cori, Steve, Annika and Jack Bjorklund


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    Sara McLenighan sent Heavenly & Harmony for Timothy M. "Tim" Kinney - October 04, 2022

    Dearest Marilyn, Fred and Family- You are in our thoughts and prayers! Tim was such a wonderful human & will be missed. All our love- Sara Shipley McLenighan, Matt, Megan and Morgan

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