Timothy Eldon VerSteeg, 49, Brandon, South Dakota, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, as the result of complications from necrotic pancreatitis at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis.
A funeral service was Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Celebrate Community Church in Brandon. Burial will be held at a later date at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Timothy VerSteeg was born on Jan. 11, 1970, to Evan and Twila (Drost) VerSteeg in Luverne. He was raised on the family farm west of town and attended the Luverne public schools, graduating in 1988. He furthered his education at the University of Minnesota in Waseca, and then South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. Following his education, Tim farmed for a period of time. He then became a long distance truck driver, which later led to an opportunity to be a civilian truck driver for the United States Government in Iraq and later in Afghanistan.
During his time overseas, Tim attended a wedding with a friend in Thailand where he met a girl by the name of Suntaree “Na” Seevinai. On Oct. 5, 2011, they were married in Bangkok, Thailand. They made their home in Chonburi, Thailand, and were blessed with a son, Ty.
In July of 2013, the family moved to the United States and made their home in Brandon, South Dakota. Tim continued driving truck for local companies, most recently Mike Cotton Trucking. In September of 2019, Tim experienced stomach pains, which led to a diagnosis of necrotic pancreatitis.
Tim attended Celebrate Community Church in Brandon, South Dakota. He enjoyed watching movies, eating food and firearms. He was a simple, hardworking man who enjoyed spending time with his wife and son.
Tim is survived by his wife, Na, of Brandon; his son, Ty, of Brandon; his mother, Twila VerSteeg of Luverne; two siblings, Tom (Alison) VerSteeg of Luverne and Tami (Brian) Bergman of Luverne; and numerous other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Evan, in 2016.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.