Timothy Dean Plett
April 4, 1962 - July 28, 2021
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3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050
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Tuesday 8/3, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. John The Baptist Church
2302 W. Church Street
Johnsburg, IL 60051
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Timothy Dean Plett, age 59, of Johnsburg passed away July 28, 2021. He was born on April 4, 1962, in Waukegan, Illinois to Charles and Ruth (Raether) Plett. Also known as Big Tim, Mr. P, Big Guy, Fat Guy, Timmy’s Hair, Uncle Tim, & most importantly Dad & Grandpa. Some of Tim’s hobbies and interests…

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Shawna left a message on August 10, 2021:
In memory of Timothy Dean Plett, Shawna lit a candle
Dennis DeBoer left a message on August 4, 2021:
My deepest sympathy to Tim's family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I knew Tim just about my entire life, growing up on the same street, camping, working for his father, and later in life being reunited and working side by side for many years together at Abbott. I can't say enough kind words about Tim that haven't already been said, easy going, funny, helpful, hardworking, just to name a few. He was a joy to be around whether at work or having a beer, I'm sure he’ll be missed by many. A special condolence to his mother Ruth, I’m so sorry.
Leon and Nikki Sarkisian left a message on August 4, 2021:
To the family of Tim Plett: Please accept our deepest condolences and sympathy on Tim's passing. We know you all have wonderful memories that he created with you. Nikki and Leon Sarkisian
Sharon O'Connor left a message on August 3, 2021:
Uncle Tim was always a pleasure to be around. He was consistently welcoming with smile and a big hug. He always asked how my family and I are doing and he truly cared for the response. I am so sorry for everyone who lost a father, son, brother, grandfather, and friend.
Donna Hall left a message on August 3, 2021:
I am so sorry for this devastating loss to the Plett family, I never had the opportunity to know you but you were clearly the joy of Tim's life. To Tami, my sister from another mother, Tim never quit being the love of your life, your second chance together was not long enough, words are not adequate. I pray for love and strength for you all.
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Colleen left a message on August 3, 2021:
Uncle Tim, As soon as you seen me, and really everyone else, you were quick to welcome with a "Hi Col!" I always thought it was so cool how we had the same birthday. I have so many memories growing up with all the parties and card games at Grandma's house. Your fun presence and booming voice was such a part of those times. Most recently, I am so glad to have been able to spend time with you at Nicole's wedding and get to catch up! I will truly miss you and send my love to whole Plett family as you are leaving a "Uncle Tim" size hole in our hearts.
Linda Kreciak left a message on August 3, 2021:
Tim, you Have left a impression on many people, but most of all on our beautiful Children and Grandchildren. Everyone will remember you as a fantastic man. Great souls never ever part. To our children, my heart goes out to you I can’t begin to imagine how you feel during this time, but I will do everything I can to help you heal through love and support. I love you mom
Sharon Flood left a message on August 2, 2021:
Dear Big Tim, (Timmy's hair) Losing someone you love is like losing a part of yourself. You miss them and miss who you were with them. Nothing will ever replace that. I remember always cutting your hair and beautiful hair you had. Their was one time you had a interview the next day and intentionally I left a 1 inch curl in the back of the neck !!! Tim called me the next morning "Sharon what did you do!" Laughing his butt off. I will miss you from the bottom of my heart. Truly wonderful memories. Love you and will miss you. God bless you. Sharon (Shar Bear)
Susan Steffens left a message on August 2, 2021:
My beautiful nieces and nephews, know Mike and I grieve with you. We will miss Tim and his perpetual smiles. Your Dad always had a big smile, laughter came easy, and time to talk. Camping memories will be our fondest, except camping and being invaded by mosquitoes, your family and that group tent (sleeps 50), fishing and hooking Uncle Mike's ear. He was always willing to pitch in and give a helping hand and collect firewood. All around great to be with. We will miss Big Tim. Prayers for all of you.
Brad Knutsen & Renee Scheck left a message on August 2, 2021:
Our condolences to the Plett family, Tim will be missed, his laughter and smile. Brad Knutsen & Renee Scheck
Clarence Yelk left a message on August 2, 2021:
Our memories of you and camping trips we took are unforgettable. We had so much fun. You always were the best the nicest guy you could ever meet. We love you and Mom and Dad will keep you in our prayers.
Debbie Flood left a message on August 2, 2021:
Tim you will be missed greatly. Always happy and smiling. We had some great times. I remember when you came to help put in the above ground pool with Bill. It was so hot that day and after a few libations it was done. EXCEPT the water level was off by 2 feet. 6 hours later it went up level. Love you Big Tim ! Debbie
Dale Anderson left a message on July 31, 2021:
Tim was a true friend, would help anyone. As he helped me get my dad into the car, after he fell, at Denny's wake. Rip Timmy's Hair
Dan Behne left a message on July 31, 2021:
I’m pretty sure Timmy’s hair gave me my nickname for our football team: “Our Kicker” You will be missed brother!
Susan Denson left a message on July 31, 2021:
I loved the way Uncle Tim said my name. Not many people called me “Suzie” as it is, but he said it different. Happier. Louder. I got to sleep over a lot as a kid and he ALWAYS made breakfast in the morning. Always. Sometimes his “dippy eggs” would be a little runny and he would remake them for me…just to make me happy and full. Then it was off to church, somehow fitting 25 kids in their van. LOL. He could round us up like a herd of cattle with one call. I remember going camping a lot. My parents rented a camper once and we were all stopped at a roadside stand because of the weather. I remember looking out the window at Uncle Tim (and I think my Dad) doing kartwheels in the parking lot. LOL. I will ALWAYS remember his huge hands! And him lifting burning logs out of the fire to turn them! It was incredible to watch as kid…like some kind of Superman! As the years went on, we didn’t see him as much. But when I did, he always had the BIGGEST smile! “Suzie!! How are you? Say hi to your mom and dad for me would ya?” Then he would give me a big hug, say how he missed everyone, and be on his way. Uncle Tim, you were an incredible man. We were all so blessed to have you in our lives. I’m positive your children will make sure that your grandkids know how amazing you really were. You will be missed forever. I love you.
Kara left a message on July 31, 2021:
Uncle Tim you were taken to soon from this earth! But now you will be watching over all your kids and great grandkids. I have a lot of memories spending the night on tall tree lane. The one that stands out the most was when we snuck out Christine LOL. We went to that party! Jacklynn called us to let us know uncle Tim was on the way to “find us”. We started running home and saw his silver truck speeding down the street. I was never so terrified of him in my life. I also remember Jacklynn you were in trouble a lot. Your dad was always chasing you around the house…you never won. He was to fast LOL!!! He will be extremely missed. I love you all and will pray for you in this hard time!
Joanne Christopher left a message on July 31, 2021:
Uncle Tim, I feel so blessed to have grown-up in such a large close family with you as my uncle. I will always remember your laugh, sense of humor and greetings…”Hey Joannie” with a hard head rub. Yes… I tried to avoid the head rub, at 7 years old, I obviously thought my Christmas curls were in perfect placement. I remember a time Christine, Kara and I were playing Barbies in the “beauty and beast” room and you came in and starting throwing us up in the air. The fact that your hand covered my entire face is still such a vivid memory. haha! It was fun but also terrifying. I Love you Uncle Tim.
Courtney Marie left a message on July 30, 2021:
I am so so so sorry to hear about Uncle Tim ;( breaks my heart. He was taken too soon. Just know he is in a way better place than here & you have your new guardian angel watching over you now. He knew how much you all loved him. My thoughts and prayers go with each of you. Love you so much Cuzzies & fam! ❤️ One of my favorite memories with Uncle Tim is that he would always scream “Cookie” since I was like 4 years old and he would take me & throw me so high in the air!!!! I always thought wow this guy is huge & throwing me so high up!!!! P. S. He did this to me until I was about 20 years old!!!! Lol. Strong man! ?❤️ All my blessings. I’m here for you all. & I love you! ❤️
Matt Larkin left a message on July 30, 2021:
Papa P was exactly that to a lot of his children’s friends, a second Father. He somehow managed to be a guiding influence for us while also taking part in some of our shenanigans as we got older. His larger than life personality was only outshined by his selflessness; he always had more interest in how you and your loved ones were doing than himself. It’s rare for a person to have a universally positive affect on all those that they come into contact with. Big Tim did and it’s a gift that will stay with all those who knew him for generations. Love you my friend.
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