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Timothy F. Garver, age 70 of Valparaiso, passed away after a long battle with cancer and diabetes, August 21, 2015.

He graduated from Horace Mann High School in 1962 and Parsons College in 1970, where he received degrees in business and aviation.

Tim was employed by Burns Funeral Home, U.S. Steel, Garver & Son Fish Company, and Farmer Brothers Coffee and Tea. He also served for the U.S. Army as a L.R.R.P./Ranger during Vietnam.

Tim was a member of the Sons of Erin and The American Legion. He was a very active member of the Boone Grove Christian Church. He enjoyed horseback riding, flying, boating, model railroading, and RVs, but mostly, spending time with his friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Lyle and Agatha (nee Pawloske) Garver. Tim is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Linda; children: Brian Garver and Susan (Jeff) Baldwin; grandchildren; Eric Garver and Garrett and Gavin Baldwin.

Friends may visit with Tim's family from 2:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway, Crown Point, IN, with a funeral service following immediately at 7:00 p.m. Entombment at Sunset Cemetery, 3901 N Vermillion St Danville, IL on Wednesday August 26,2015 at 11:00a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boone Grove Christian Church (property fund) or the Wounded Warrior Project.


U.S. Army Rangers Creed

Recognizing that I volunteered as a Ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession, I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and "esprit de corps" of the Ranger Regiment.

Acknowledging the fact that a Ranger is a more elite soldier who arrives at the cutting edge of battle by land, sea, or air, I accept the fact that as a Ranger my country expects me to move farther, faster and fight harder than any other soldier.

Never shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong and morally straight and I will shoulder more than my share of the task whatever it may be. One hundred percent and then some.

Gallantly will I show the world that I am a specially selected and well trained soldier. My courtesy to superior officers, my neatness of dress and care for equipment shall set the example for others to follow.

Energetically will I meet the enemies of my country. I shall defeat them on the field of battle for I am better trained and will fight with all my might. Surrender is not a Ranger word. I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass my country.

Readily will I display the intestinal fortitude required to fight on to the Ranger objective and complete the mission, though I be the lone survivor.

Rangers Lead The Way!

"Also I heard the voice of the Lord saying who shall I send, and who will go for us?

Then said I, here am I, send me."

Isaiah 6:8



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