Timothy Ray Banegas
Timothy Ray Banegas, 55, of La Crosse, was born November 30, 1964, in Charleston, SC to Jerry and Carolyn (Wise) Banegas. He was baptized at Deer Park Baptist Church in Charleston. Tim passed away Thursday evening, August 27, 2020 at Gundersen Health Systems in La Crosse, WI.
He moved to La Crosse in 1978 with his father. He attended Longfellow Middle School and graduated from Central High School in 1983.
On June 3, 2000, Tim married Patricia Marie Roark, nee Pieterick at Jerry and Sonja’s place in Dutch Creek/Middle Ridge.
He worked at Wettsteins and Milwaukee Stove/Design Air.
Tim was a gentle man, tenderhearted and always willing to help.
Tim’s health has been declining the past few years. He was in and out of the hospital and in February became a resident at Hillview Health Care with Hospice. Then the COVID-19 took away our time to be with him. Tim was a trooper through all of this. His attitude was “it is what it is”. But, we were given a Gift. In July, Hillview said Tim was well enough to come home! And he did! He got to be with Pat and tinker in his garage and enjoy the company of friends, family, and his special granddaughter, Kennedy. He got his life back for several weeks. We are so grateful for this precious time together.
Tim is survived by his loving wife, Pat, her son, Matthew Roark (Chandra), Granddaughter, Kennedy Roark, Mother, Carolyn Wise Ward of Suffolk, Va, Sister, Connie (Jeff) Burns, Charleston, SC, Step-mom “Ma”, Sonja Banegas, La Crosse, WI, Step-sisters Laurie (Robert) Nicholson, their children Karrie & Max, and Tia (Jeff) Hrudka, along with many dear relatives and friends.
Tim is preceded in death by his dad, Jerry Banegas.
A family gathering will be held at a later date.
“Surrender to what is.
Let go of what was.
Have faith in what will be”.