Timothy R. Kirchgatter


February 16, 1968-December 6, 2019

Thoughtful and kind, Tim lived a quiet life. He enjoyed playing music, puzzles and playing strategy games. Tim also loved reading science fiction and putting together legos. He died suddenly and peacefully in his home in Blaine, WA on Friday, December 6, 2019.

Tim was born February 16, 1968 in Hayward CA. He graduated from Ferndale High School in 1986, received a bachelors degree in Music Performance (cello) from Western Washington University in 1996, and a computer tech certificate from Bellingham Technical College. Tim worked at Creation Foods in Blaine.

Tim enjoyed family gatherings, highlights include creating different flavor combinations of finger jellos for family and friends' enjoyment, as well as planning and constructing the annual edible Christmas gingerbread creations.

Tim is survived by his parents, Larry and Nancy Kirchgatter of Ferndale WA; sisters, Kathleen Lowney of Sammamish, WA, and Rachel Jensen of Mount Vernon, WA.

Memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bellingham, on December 21 at 1 p.m.


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