Timothy “Timmy” O’Connor, 41

Timothy “Timmy” O’Connor, 41, of Ames, formerly of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away at home on October 27, 2017.

Funeral Services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until service time at 5:00 p.m. Following the service, all are invited to join the family for food and fellowship in the lower level of the American Legion located at 1301 South 6th Street in Marshalltown. Memorials may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date. For condolences or questions please visit: www.mitchellfh.com or phone 641-844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Timmy and his family.

Timothy Michael O’Connor was born on October 27, 1976, in Marshalltown, Iowa. He was the son of Michael William O’Connor and Janice Lorea (Wevik) Smith. He attended school in the Marshalltown Community School District graduating with the class of 1995. Tim had worked at Fareway Grocery Stores for 26 years.

Tim touched the lives of so many people through his hobbies and interests. He enjoyed nearly everything especially if it involved riding his bicycle. Almost every week Tim would be seen on a central Iowa bicycle trail socializing with friends and fellow bikers. Tim, more than anything, looked forward to riding RAGBRAI each year with his beloved teammates of Team Sop N Wet. He was one of the founding members of the team and earned the title “Safety Coordinator.” Tim would provide motivational speeches throughout the week and was known to assist any struggling riders through the long daily rides. Tim was an active member of the Ames Jaycees and volunteered for many activities in his community. He also enjoyed attending Cyclone events, but mostly he just loved putting smiles on faces of everyone each day.

Left to cherish Tim’s memory is his mother, Janice (Roger) Smith, of Marshalltown, Iowa; sister Michele Lorea O’Connor (Brad Vander Sanden), of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; niece Chelsea O’Connor; nephew Tyler Finders; Aunt Jeanette Smolik, Uncle Merle Wevik (Aunt Margaret Ticktin); cousins: Saretta (Alex) Cavazos and their children Cyanna, Cameryn and Cason; Amy Smolik and children Brandt and Emerson; and Celeste (Randy) Eldred and their children Christopher and Anna.

In death Timmy rejoins his father Mike O’Connor; a cousin Matt Smolik and Uncle Cy Smolik.