Timothy Allen Umfleet, age 38, passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Avera Mckennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Miller Funeral Home – Southside Chapel (7400 S Minnesota Ave).
Tim was born on October 8, 1983 to Richard and Debra Umfleet in Lima, Ohio. He grew up in Lima and attended Elida public schools. Tim graduated from Elida high school in 2002. He then attended the University of Findlay in Ohio, graduating in 2006 before furthering his education at St. Thomas School of Law in Miami, Florida, graduating in 2010 with his Juris Doctor. Tim earned his Masters of Laws (LLM) in Tax Law from Denver University in 2011.
Tim met Karissa Lutz in 2007. The two of them continued living in Denver after Tim graduated, where they started their family. In February, 2013, the family moved to Sioux Falls, where he began working in trust risk management and estate planning. Tim prided himself in a career that he loved and worked so very hard in, both honestly and ethically. The center of Tim’s life was his family. No matter how busy he was with his many commitments, Karissa and their boys were always his first priority. Of all of his many hats, "Dad" was by far his favorite title and adventure.
In addition to being active in several professional organizations, Tim was deeply involved in local and state youth soccer organizations. He proudly served as treasurer of the South Dakota Youth Soccer Association and a competitive coach for Dakota Alliance Soccer Club for almost 9 years. Most recently, Tim coached the U-12 Boys Dakota Alliance Soccer team and assisted with both of his sons' teams in Academy and Jr. Academy. Tim was an outstanding soccer player in his youth, which allowed him to travel the world and play through college. When his playing career ended, he turned his athletic focus to sharing his love and knowledge of the game to anyone he could through coaching and has done so for his entire adult life. His proudest moments and greatest accomplishments were coaching both of his sons' teams and seeing his players grow and develop over time. He loved every single one of them.
Tim was an avid sports fan and game days were his favorite days. When he wasn't coaching, you would find him at home smoking some kind of meat in his smoker and watching his favorite teams: The Ohio State Buckeyes Football, Cleveland Browns, and the Cincinnati Reds. He loved attending any concert, especially country, and enjoyed a couple of cold beers and 18 holes at the golf course with his buddies. Any given weekend you could find him at trivia or karaoke, and he had a knack for getting even the most introverted person up on the stage to duet with him. He loved traveling to new places with his family and finding new craft beer breweries and Food Network restaurants. He loved the hustle of Las Vegas and New York City. Tim loved life, thrived for newness and a good challenge, and he never met a stranger. He loved people - he knew people. Chances are, he has bought you a beer if you ended up next to him. He had a great sense of humor and incomparable wit with impeccable timing. Above all else, Tim was caring and compassionate, and if you knew him, he was likely your close friend.
Grateful to have shared Tim’s life with him are his loving partner, Karissa Lutz; his sons, Jackson and Max Umfleet; his parents, Richard and Debra Umfleet; his brothers, Steven (Lisa) Umfleet, Kevin (Krystal) Umfleet, and Paul Umfleet; his sisters Christy (Zach) Broshes and Linda Vorhees; former brother-in-law, Paul Vorhees; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Tim is preceded in death by his grandparents; Eileen Welch and Robert Welch and aunts, Laura Welch, Susan Brunk, Linda Welch and Pamela Atterbury.
The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, December 31, 2021, at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima, Ohio. A time of sharing will follow at 5 p.m. Private burial will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Arrangements handled by Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.
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