Timothy Orlan. Heinle, 69 passed away on January 9, 2018. Tim was born April 7, 1948, to Adolph and Caroline Heinle in Lincoln Valley, N.D. There they farmed, ran the general store, and where he spent his early years. The family moved to Jamestown N.D. in 1958.
Tim graduated from Jamestown High School in 1966 and attended North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton. He married Yvonne Wibstad, mother of Todd Wibstad, and the couple moved to Great Falls in 1969. They had two daughters, Amy and Lisa. They later divorced.
Tim moved to Helena in 1970 to manage the just-launched Priced Right Plumbing, later opening his own business, The Home Center, in 1976. After a few years, he began a long career in the car business and was associated with Prospector Chevrolet, B & B Leasing and Capital Ford. He spent 26 years in the wholesale automobile business and traveling the state and beyond.
In 1980, he met the love of his life Cheryl they married in May of 1985. With the marriage he gained three more kids, and in November of that year he and Cheryl had their daughter, Chelsey.
In the midst of the booming car business, and helping raise his family, he also was a landlord to properties in Helena and East Helena, finding some “fixer uppers” and restoring them into beautiful homes.
Tim retired in 2004 and he and Cheryl began traveling. On one of their journeys they stopped in the small town of Harlingen Texas, and fell in love with the place. They decided to make this their second home, built a house and spent their winter months there. With that they were able to enjoy their retirement in warm sunny Texas and gained many new friends.
Throughout his life, Tim was an avid music lover and collector. His collection numbered, among other things, many jukeboxes, neon signs, pop dispensing machines and bar memorabilia. If it was old and a collector item, he was interested. He learned how to fix and restore many of his collected items, which helped bring back the good old days and the music he loved. He was always quick with a joke, and had an amazing sense of humor; he enjoyed making people laugh and seeing them smile, his laughter was contagious.
Tim is survived by, Cheryl; sons; Todd (Lisa) Wibstad, Joe (Lisa) Cote, and Mike Cote; daughters; Corey Cote, Lisa (Fred) Kainz, Chelsey Heinle, and Amy (Jack) Gehrke; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his brother, Roger (Marlene) Heinle; and two sisters, Glorianne (Merle) Zumbaum, and Elizabeth Johnson; as well as many other family members, and too many great friends to count.
Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Caroline, sister, Darlene (Larry) Tingle; and grandson, Kylie Heinle-Ebele.