A service celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stevens Point, with Sandra Wendland officiating.
Visitation will be at the church from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and again from 10 a.m. Thursday until the service.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Steven Ministry.
Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Verpoorten was born Oct. 12, 1954, in Wausau, a son of the late Lawrence and Jeanne (Mortenson) Verpoorten. He grew up in Aniwa and attended a local one-room school before his family relocated to Antigo. He finished grade school and graduated from Antigo High School in 1972.
He later attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County Campus.
He worked for the Gas Light Inn as a clerk while attending college. He later became the bar and restaurant manager for the Buccaneer Supper Club.
He was married to Alice Sidebottom on July 9, 1983, at the Eagles Club in Wausau.
He worked various sales jobs before becoming employed at Mach Farms as a truck broker in Stevens Point. He subsequently became employed with Katz Inc. as a produce broker. Tim was offered a producer broker position in the state of Washington, where he worked for about three years before returning to Stevens Point and rejoining Katz Inc.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Noel, Stevens Point; one daughter, Nikki (Dan) Olson, Stevens Point; three grandchildren; three sisters, Pam (Jay) Luebbe, Texas, Vicki (Jay) Rasmussen, Colorado, and Amy (Ken) Schmidt, Ringle.
He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Pete and Irene Mortenson and James Verpoorten and Violet Hafemann; and one sister, Lori Spinn.