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Tim L. Deiters, 65, of Ottumwa, died at 2:25 a.m. November 14, 2017 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.
He was born November 16, 1951 in Ottumwa to John L. and Marian R. O'Neil Deiters. He married Julia Wiley on June 3, 2017 after being together for the past 9 years.
Tim was a graduate of Walsh High School, where he was a gifted athlete and was inducted into the Iowa Basketball Hall of Fame. He attended Parsons College where he played basketball and was named an All American.
A farmer all of his life, Tim enjoyed spending time with friends at Club 41.
Surviving is his wife, Julia; two step-children, Mitchell and Lynsey; a sister, Maryan (Wayne) Huit of Ottumwa; a brother John Deiters of Ottumwa; many nieces and nephews and a great deal of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Maribeth Deiters.
His body has been cremated.
Visitation will be open throughout the day on Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday to greet friends. An additional time to celebrate Tim's life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Serving Davis & Wapello Counties, 927 Pennsylvania Ave. Ottumwa, IA 52501.
Published on November 14, 2017
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