Timothy J. Fortin
April 7th 1946- March 30th 2020
Timothy (Tim) Fortin died early Monday morning peacefully at Froedtert Memorial Hospital in Milwaukee, WI.
Born in Hammond, Indiana on April 7th, 1946, the son of Levern C. and Agnes B. Fortin, Tim was a resident of Merton, WI for the past 47 years. He grew up in Whiting, Indiana with his four brothers.
Tim was a Naval Veteran having served on the USS John F. Kennedy Aircraft Carrier. During his service he spent time in the Mediterranean Sea and he was also stationed in Jacksonville, Florida and Fallon Naval Air Station in Nevada.
Tim was a graduate of Cardinal Stritch College. He was an optician for many years and successfully ran his own optical business until retirement.
Tim enjoyed the outdoors, biking, archery, motorcycling, painting and pottery. He especially loved visiting Northern Wisconsin. Tim and his wife Mary Ann spent many years at their favorite spot, Patricia Lake Campground and RV Resort where they were seasonal campers. Many good times were had, and memories made around the campfire.
Tim will be always be remembered for his friendly nature and easy smile. He was always willing to help anyone. He loved to talk with friends, neighbors and relatives. He enjoyed spending time with Mary Ann, his sons, daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren. He also loved relaxing on the front porch with his dogs over the years, Scrappy, Paco and Baby Girl.
Tim is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Mary Ann Fortin (nee Stokes). He is also survived by his sons Jeff Fortin (Nikki Jones), Mark Fortin (Heather), his grandchildren Kaitlyn, Jacob, and Sam; Brothers; Ed, William, Charles, and Tom as well as by many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Levern and Agnes Fortin.
Per Tim’s request there will be no services. We ask you remember Tim’s life and the happy times you shared with him. Interment will be at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha, WI.
In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Lake Country Fine Arts School and Gallery to be used for scholarships in the Adaptive Arts Program in Tim’s memory. Tim spent several of his last years enjoying pottery classes at the center. Donations can be sent to: Lake Country Fine Arts School and Gallery, 112 W. Capitol Drive, Hartland, WI 53029.