Dexter, Michigan

Will be fondly remembered for his lighthearted approach toward life, his generous spirit, his kind heart, and his insistence on finding the humor in a situation, whenever possible.

He passed away peacefully on September 3, 2019 from injuries sustained from a fall.  He was 81 years young.

Tim was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and lived there until he married Marilyn Ward in 1960. They made their home in Dexter, Michigan, raising five children.


Tim worked as a payroll accountant for Bendix Corporation. He then co-owned a drywall company, and later, a small home repair service. Not one to sit still, Tim enjoyed coaching Little League, bowling, golfing, fishing, playing cards, and in his later years became a craftsman of fine woodwork.

The warm and steady way he lived life on his own terms, the unconditional love he held for his family and friends, and his uniquely infectious witticisms are his legacy- deeply woven into the hearts and minds of all who were blessed to know and love him.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents Robert Eisele and Margaret (Hale) Eisele Gundrum; brothers Robert “Joe” Eisele and John Gundrum; and ex-wife Marilyn Eisele.

He is survived by his brother Kip (Mary) Eisele; his sons Jeffrey (Brenda) Eisele and Bradley (Holly) Eisele; his daughters Lynette Damian, Trisha (Rocky) Kohler, and Andrea (Gregory) Janssen; and his grandchildren Gianna, Trevor, Braden, Morgan, Eric, and Sydney Eisele, Rebekah Damian, and Roxanne and Jessica Kohler.

Visitation with family will be Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 at the Inverness Country Club in Chelsea, Michigan; and a celebration of Tim’s life will follow from 4:00-8:00, for all who wish to share good memories, good food, and plenty of the laughter he left for us to share.

For anyone wishing to offer a memorial gift, the family has designated the Henry Ford Allegiance Neurosurgery department in Jackson, Michigan, in lieu of flowers: Henry Ford Allegiance Neurosurgery: