In loving memory of

Timothy James Fields
January 10, 1956 - April 13, 2023

Timothy James Fields, 67, of Rochester, MN, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, April 13th, 2023.

Tim was born January 10th, 1956, to Joe and Beverly Fields. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1974. On May 15th, 1976, he married Linda Klavetter and they resided in Rochester, Minnesota, where they raised their two kids.

Tim worked in the family printing business until his retirement in 2017. In his free time, he loved fishing and spending time at the river. He took great pride in fishing the Master's Walleye Circuit tournaments for many years. He also enjoyed time with family and friends and summers at Leech Lake and the Bay City campground. He loved sharing his passion for fishing with his children and grandchildren. In the last few years, he got his dream car and enjoyed numerous road trips with Linda as well as the friends he made in the Rochester Area Corvette Club.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Fields of Rochester; daughter Kari Fields of Rochester; son Jeff and daughter-in-law Tami Fields of Kasson; two grandchildren, Easton Fields (9) and Nolan Fields (8). He is also survived by his brother Steve and sister-in-law Terry Fields of Rochester; Linda's sister, Kim Johnson; brothers and sisters-in-law Kevin and Mun Klavetter; John and Kathy Klavetter, all of Rochester, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, his brother Joe Fields, Jr. and brother-in-law Christopher Johnson.

The family is having a private memorial service. There will be a Celebration of Life from 4:00 -7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at the Eagles Club Ballroom, 917 15th Avenue Southeast, Rochester, Minnesota.

In memory of Tim and in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes is honored to be serving the Fields family; to share a special memory or condolence, please visit


Mary Zirbes wrote on Apr 20, 2023:

"Linda, I just heard about Tim?s passing today. I am so sorry. I?ve always enjoyed running into you guys and Tim was truly a great guy. Always a smile on his face and fun to catch up with. You have my love and sympathies Mary Zirbes "

Sandy Brinkman wrote on Apr 19, 2023:

"Linda, Thinking of u and your family at this difficult time! Remember and cherish the good times! Sending hugs and prayers! Sandy Brinkman"

David Silker wrote on Apr 18, 2023:

"Dear Linda and family, We are sending our thoughts and prayers with the passing of Tim. Our world is a better place having had Tim touch each of our lives. Sincerely, David and Teresa"

Cary (Zweifel) Capelle wrote on Apr 17, 2023:

"One of the good guys. Rest in peace, neighbor."

Scott LaPree wrote on Apr 17, 2023:

"I'm so sorry, Linda. I am very glad I got to see him not too long ago. God bless his soul."

cindy macrafic wrote on Apr 16, 2023:

"linda and family: sending hugs and peace as you navigate your loss and this difficult time ??"

Lory Peterson wrote on Apr 16, 2023:

"Dear Linda & family. I am so sorry to hear of Tim's passing. My heart hurts for those who loved him. May God welcome him to everlasting life and may the Holy Spirit give you comfort and peace and bring only the very best memories to the fore. My sincere sympathy. Lory P"

Bonnie Campbell-Schmelzer wrote on Apr 16, 2023:

"Tim, and Linda, there are just too many great many memories you?ve left us, to help fill the void we now feel. John and I may not live near as we did throughout our entire youth, but you?re always right with us constantly. We are so often reminded of the funny, crazy times we?ve shared, usually leaving us in giggles and out loud laughter! Tim, you must have been giving us a heads up that you were getting ready for your next adventurous journey. Last week, you?d slip into my head with random thoughts and, how could you not, reminders of those moments that you just had to be there, to appreciate uncontrollable laughter. (Some if us almost lost bladder control as well!) God bless you on your next adventure. I hope you take some of those amazing memories along with you. We?ll keep them close to our hearts, as well as our love to a great friend and to all your loved ones. Thanks for leaving us with happy thoughts that will last forever. . "

Rita Marquardt wrote on Apr 16, 2023:

"Dear Linda and Fields family, So saddened upon seeing Tim has passed. Sincere condolences to you all. Sending hugs for healing. Dan & Rita Marquardt "

Lacy Laska wrote on Apr 15, 2023:

"My heart is with you during this difficult time. Tim has always been so kind to me. The one thing that always stands out when I think of him is his big grin! He sure loved to have fun and to keep others laughing. Travis, London and I are keeping you in our prayers! ??"

Doreen Mrozek wrote on Apr 15, 2023:

"So sorry for your loss, Tim will be missed by all of us at Bay City Campground! I really loved his laugh and his sense of humor. Tim always had a smile on his face and loved to come by and say hi!!!!!"