Daniel Timmel (1990-2022) had wide interests in his brief years


Daniel J. Timmel, age 31, among other interests, was a nature photographer, knew cars and engines, loved to cook, and was passionate about scuba diving and golf.

Dan's death was sudden, on April 4, 2022, in Baraboo, WI. He was born December 20, 1990 and was baptized on January 26, 1997, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls, WI. He graduated from Hononegah High School, Rockton, IL in 2009.

Daniel is survived by his parents, Tracy and Jennifer Timmel (Ixonia, WI); grandparents, John and Patricia Drescher (Baraboo, WI); uncle, John Drescher (Joy) of Baraboo, WI; uncle, Gary (Tina) Timmel of Ixonia, WI; aunt, Wendy (Tom) Lukes of Prescott, AZ. His cousins include Shelby, Jackie, Tyler, Kara; and his many friends throughout Wisconsin and Illinois.

Dan was preceded in death by his grandparents, Don and Phyllis Timmel, and his aunt, Nancy Blaisdell of Rockton, IL.

As a youngster Dan enjoyed Nerf® Ball shootouts and playing a game of Risk® with all his friends and family. He was able to win every time. He was an excellent skateboarder/ snowboarder. He and his Dad even built their own skateboard ramp. He had a huge coin collection. He even began trading and selling the rarer coins. Both scuba diving and golf became passions of his as he grew up; he loved to share about his scuba diving adventures.

Dan was an avid photographer – his favorites being candid shots of everyday nature scenes and any animals. He shared many of his favorite prints on Instagram under his "STAY INSPIRED" mantra and pictorial inscription.

He enjoyed talking about all types of cars. He went to many antique car shows with his grandma and grandpa Drescher. Following a family tradition of his great-grandfather, Dan became a car salesman for Napelton's Honda in Loves Park, IL, attaining Silver Salesman Leadership status. After moving back to Wisconsin, Dan was employed by Engine Power in Oconomowoc, a regional distributor of engines for use within non-road products.

He spent much time with his beloved Husky dog, Dakota. Together they would take many bike/run jaunts around his home.

Dan was an avid and great cook. He enjoyed working in the kitchen with his mom. He spent much time visiting sushi restaurants. One of his favorite taco bars was Pepitos in Destin, FL. His passion for food treats included all fruits he could find. He even liked to make new mixtures for fruit smoothies. In addition, Dan loved to share interesting podcasts with all his friends and relatives.

A Celebration of Life service will be held in honor of Daniel on April 22, 2022, at the Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home401 Madison Avenue in Baraboo, WI.  Visitation is at 1:00 p.m., with service at 2:00 p.m. followed by a catered luncheon reception at St. John's Lutheran Church, 624 East St., Baraboo, WI.

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