Norman Timothy ‘Tim’ Slade died of cancer in St. Paul, Minn., on Dec. 20, 2013. Tim was born in 1939 in St. Paul, Minn., and was an avid hockey and chess player in his youth. Tim attended St. Paul Academy, Phillips Exeter Academy (class of ‘57), Amherst College (class of ‘61), and then received an M.A. in classics from the University of Minnesota.
Tim moved with his growing family to Winona, Minn., in 1967. After teaching classics at St. Mary’s College and Cotter High School, Tim focused upon his lifelong interest in farming. His favorite farming memory was producing endless flowing windrows of freshly raked hay on the farm in Wilson Township.
Tim was active in the Minnesota Republican Party, the Center for the American Experiment, Farm Bureau and the Minnesota Association of Scholars. He was thankful for his 35 years of sobriety and was a friend to, and sponsor of, other alcoholics. Tim was a quiet intellectual with a dry sense of humor, and a gifted game player who relished cards and board games with family and friends.
He is survived by his friend Helene Smith; children John (Wendy), Rachel (John) and Will (Andrea); three grandsons; sister, Elizabeth ‘Lee’ Driscoll; and brothers James and Richard. Tim was preceded in death by his parents, G. Norman and Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Slade.
Memorial services will be held in Winona, Minn., and St. Paul, Minn., at a later date.
Mors certa, hora incerta.