Timothy M. Heaney, 74, Falcon Heights, died Dec. 31, 2020, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Born in Anoka, Tim spent his childhood near Washington, D.C. He graduated cum laude from St. John’s University in 1968 and cum laude from the University of Minnesota School of Law in 1972, where he served as an editor of the Minnesota Law Review.

Tim was a partner and chairman of the securities department at Fredrikson & Byron, where he practiced law for 27 years. During the final years of his professional career, he served as vice president and general counsel at Bio-Techne Corp., a global biotechnology company. Tim was a lifelong learner and student of history, politics, philosophy and the world. He was also an ardent traveler with India and China among many countries he visited.

His 1990 trip to the jungles of New Guinea visiting indigenous tribes was a feature story in the Star Tribune and LA Times, which earned him the nickname, “Jungle Tim.”

Tim’s greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren including reading stories, baking and supervising trips to places like the zoo and the Children’s Theatre.

Survivors include wife Roberta Hunt, sons Mark (Amy) and Andrew (Ashley), stepdaughters Jackie (David) Smith and Megan (Ward) Davis; nine grand­children; and siblings Paul (Dianne), Larry (Terry), Bill (Ruth), MaryBeth (Tom) Kulikosky.

Memorials preferred to Second Harvest Heartland (2harvest.org).

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