Timothy Allen Tague’s soul was set free Tuesday, September 21, 2021, in Pennsylvania while on a fishing trip with long-time friends.
He was the second of four children born to Earl and Adeline “Joy” Tague on February 4, 1954 in Omaha, NE. During his early years the family moved several times with Earl’s work until they settled back in Omaha where Tim attended junior and senior high, graduating from Millard High School in 1972. He still holds records for his athletic abilities in multiple sports at Millard and was chosen to play in the 1972 Nebraska Shrine Bowl.
Tim played collegiate football at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD and later played semi-professional football for the Newton Nite Hawks in Newton Iowa. Tim lived in California with his cousin Scott before returning to Omaha. He graduated with honors from Metropolitan Community College with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in 1990. Two years later he earned a Bachelor of Professional Studies from Bellevue College. Tim retired after 25 years of service at the Douglas County Health Department as a disease investigator. After retirement, Tim pursued his interest in hypnosis where he was able to help countless people. He was currently a board certified hypnotherapist through the International Association of Counselors and Therapists. He owned and operated A+ Hypnosis in Omaha until his death.
He married the love of his life, Dolores Marie Delatour, on October 8, 2004. They made their home in Omaha. With this union he had the joy of stepping in as a father to Skylan, Dolores’ granddaughter, whom they raised together. Tim and Dolores fulfilled their dream of living in the country just south of Eagle, where they built their retirement home and moved on August 21, 2020.
Tim dearly loved his family and friends, spending time with them as much as he could. He also greatly enjoyed a multitude of hobbies including music, whittling wood, making bracelets and other jewelry, crocheting hats, plunking around on his guitar and banjo and drawing.
His love for fishing was evident at an early age. He taught fly fishing for the Nebraska Game and Parks department and breast cancer survivors for many years. He often tied his own flies and found no greater joy then spending time with his fishing buddies at their yearly fishing trips to various fishing holes around the U.S.
His most remarkable and indisputable attribute was his master green thumb. He could literally grow anything. His landscaping was impeccable and his home was filled with plants of all kinds but he especially enjoyed his succulents and bonsai trees.
After moving to the country Tim was at peace. He could always be found puttering around on his tractor, planting trees, landscaping, watering, cruising on the golf cart, enjoying time with the grandkids or sipping coffee while watching sunrises, sunsets and nature with his wife and current pup, Joey on the patio.
He will be dearly missed and remembered always by his wife Dolores, his step-children whom he loved like his own, Melissa Kimball and family, Jennifer Parker and family, Tina (Steve) Hunzeker, Wesley Delatour, Molly (Patrick) Skomer, Skylan Curnett. As well as by his grandchildren, who lovingly referred to him as “Timmy” Jaiden, Aleyah, Krynne, Willa and Judson. His sisters Marcy (Denny) Rees, Jodie (Rick) Leibee. Brother Dave (Deb) Tague. Nephews and nieces Cole, Eric (Tif) and Randy Leibee, Jenna (Barry) Wettstead. Josh, Marshall (Jessica) Tague and Shannon Dobler. He is also survived by his best friend of 50 years Howard Weiss “Ha Ob” and a host of other friends, aunts, uncles, cousins and great nieces and nephews….too many to name. He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Joy Tague and grandparents.
Tim was cremated per his wishes and a private interment will be held at a later date. His celebration of life will be held at his place, 20725 Van Dorn St Eagle Nebraska on Saturday, October 2nd at 10:30 central time. The celebration will be held outside, please dress accordingly. Lunch and drinks to follow.
The family has requested planting a tree to honor Tim’s memory. Personal condolences can be sent to Dolores Tague at PO Box 175 Eagle Nebraska 68347.
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