Tim Kuhfuss, 53, Outdoorsman, worked in information technology

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Timothy "Tim" Charles Kuhfuss died on July 11, 2014 in Laramie, Wyoming of ALS complications, surrounded by his family, parents, and loyal dog. He is loved and cherished by many.

Born on June 28, 1961 in Chicago, he lived in Oak Park until 2011 and graduated from Ascension, Fenwick High School, Marquette University (B.S.), Johns Hopkins University (M.S.), and the University of Chicago (M.B.A.).

He was the director of Research Support for Information Technology at the University of Wyoming and past CIO of Information Technology at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont. He started his career at the National Institutes for Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

In his three years in Wyoming he had many happy memories with his friends, family, Shannon's boyfriend Justin Stewart, and his dogs, Louie, Funky, and Butkus.

An avid outdoorsman, sports enthusiast, and beer connoisseur, he had a passion for coaching basketball, cooking, sci-fi, technology, and fly fishing.

Tim Kuhfuss leaves behind Colette (CeCe), his wife of 30 years; his daughter, Shannon; his son, Hunter; his parents, Chuck and Roberta (Stack) Kuhfuss; and his sisters, Linda (Tim) Keelan and Katie (Charles) Porretta. He was the son-in-law of Dan and Marilyn DeWitt; the brother-in-law of Michael (Susan) DeWitt, Phil DeWitt, and Renee (Jeff) Bisbee; the godfather of Jill Porretta and Rory Keelan; and the uncle of 13 nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the ALS Foundation can be made.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 18 at 9:30 a.m. at Ascension Church, followed by a memorial service at 11.

Arrangements were handled by Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home in Laramie, Wyoming. To send condolences or sign the online guestbook, go to www.montgomerystryker.com

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Carol O'Connor Ford from LaGrange il  

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 1:45 PM

Our daughter, Annie, loved being coached by Tim, a man of great character. Our sympathies to Colette, and the entire family. Rest in peace Coach. Mike & Carol Ford

Michael from Glen Ellyn  

Posted: July 21st, 2014 8:00 AM

A memorian was posted today at Argonne. This was the first I've heard of Tim, but in just reading his announcement I'm moved to comment. Sounds like a model man with a wonderful family. I've a very close friend with ALS and am somewhat famiilar w/ it's challenges. May he be enjoying a fresh craft beer of his favorite style above us!

Dolores Tully from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: July 17th, 2014 5:13 PM

Beautiful man, beautiful family, sad day for us, glory for him

Chris Birkentall from Honeoye Falls NY  

Posted: July 17th, 2014 3:15 PM

May Tim be fly fishing in heaven and in peace. My sincerest condolences to the family of a wonderful man, loving husband and father, and a great cook.

Poppy Klem Vogel  

Posted: July 16th, 2014 11:34 AM

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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