Timothy Allen DeWyse

National City
May 9, 1948 - March 1, 2020

Service Location

St. Paul Lutheran Church ~ Hale


Due to the ongoing virus pandemic, Tim's memorial service will be postponed to a later date which will be announced as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued support for Tim's family and understanding during this time.

Obituary Notice

Timothy A. DeWyse, of National City, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at the Saginaw VA Palliative Care, age 71 years. Tim was born on May 9, 1948 in Bay City to Jim and Meta DeWyse. His family moved to the Tawas Area in 1959, and Tim graduated from Tawas Area High School with the class of 1966. During his high school years, Tim worked for Perry and Harriett Crooker at the Midway and Bakery, downtown East Tawas. After high school, Tim attended the DunWoody Institute in Minneapolis, MN. for a year. From 1967 - 1968, he joined the Merchant Marines and traveled the Great Lakes cooking and baking for the Ford Fleet. Tim enlisted with the United States Marine Corps in 1968, and after serving a 27 month tour in Vietnam and earning his Sergeant Stripes, he was honorably discharged in 1970. In 1971, Tim purchased the gas station on the corner of Westover Street and Newman Street in East Tawas and converted it into a bakery which he named Tad's Bakery. Tim owned and operated that bakery for some time before moving out of state to Chicago and then to SanDiego, eventually moving back to Tawas and opening another bakery in the early 1980's. For a period of time, he moved to Tennessee, then relocated back home to Tawas in 2014 and opened Tim's Camper Bake Shoppe in National City, selling his delicious cinnamon rolls and turnovers at the Farmer's Market's in Tawas and Oscoda, as well as a few bazaars. Tim served on the East Tawas City Council and was a member of the American Legion. While living in Tennessee, Tim enjoyed watching his son, Allen, play basketball. His enthusiasm in sports led him to study and become a state certified referee. One of his favorites was umpiring USSSA girls fast pitch baseball and TSSA girls softball. Tim will always be remembered for his delicious pastries, his great smile, witty sense of humor, and his big heart! Tim always had a kind word or a big hug for everyone. He loved all of his family and truly enjoyed spending time with all his nieces and nephews. Tim was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hale, and participated there as an elder and he sang in the choir. He also enjoyed playing Bingo, going to estate and garage sales, and watching all kinds of sports on television, especially University of Michigan games! Tim will be forever remembered by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his beloved son, Allen DeWyse of Tennessee; step daughters, Tracy (Brennen) Clothier of Whittemore, Kelly (Brian) Marine and Tammy Katterman of Tawas City; 6 grandchildren, Courtney Adams, Allison Clothier, Taylor and Brady Marine, Corey and Keaton Chamberlin; 3 great grandchildren, Brooke, Layla, and Aria; 1 brother, Randy (Jan) DeWyse of East Tawas; 2 sisters, Sharon (Gary) Bailey of National City, and Patty Sterling of Tawas City; nieces and nephews, Ryan (Chris) DeWyse, Brad (Sheryl) DeWyse, Amanda (Doug) Hodge, Andrea (Kacy) Jones, Jennifer (Brett) Watkins, Josh (Emily) Sterling, Patty (Les) Bielby, D'Anne (Bill) Baker, and Eric Bailey; great nieces and nephews, Ryan, Thad, Dane, Dane, Leo, Cole, Marlon, Molly, Charlie, London, Eng, Paxton, Lennox, Sterling, Emily, Andrew, Issac, Megan, Grace, Anthony (Sydney), Alexis, and Bentley. Tim is preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Meta DeWyse; a granddaughter, Rylee Jane; and a nephew, Randy Gill Miller. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date due to the ongoing virus pandemic. A date, time and location will be announced soon. He will be laid to rest in the American Legion Cemetery in East Tawas. An online guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.


American Legion Cemetery ~ East Tawas


Oh Tim you will be so missed. You are a great person and heaven is lucky to have you. R. I. H. My friend! Kathy aka trucker to you!💙
— Kathy brewington
my deepest heartfelt condolences to the entire family
— Frank Mahon
We extend our sympathy to the family. Tim was such a fun loving man. He will be missed. May he rest in peace. The Miknyocki family
— Laura Miknyocki
To all the DeWyse family. I was sorry to hear about Tim. Although I only met him a few times I could tell he had a kind heart. God Bless you all.
— Gloria Crocker
He will be missed. I loved his fun loving nature and his great sense of humor.
— Tami Jacobs
So sorry to hear of a good man passing. Prayers to Sharon and Randy and all the device family
— Tommylee
Such a nice man, with such good pastries. He will be missed in Sand Lake❤️
— Trina Titus
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you All.❤
— Kathleen Slabaugh
So sorry to hear this terrible news. Tim was such a great person ❤️. He always had a positive attitude and I never seen him without a smile on his face. He will be sadly missed !
— Darlene Moriarity
Tim was a help to me in getting our bazaar set up at the American Legion in East Tawas. He helped set up and baked his wonderful bake goods, I will miss seeing him this year, but he will be there in spirit. God will have a great man by his side. I love you boyfriend R.I.P. LOVE TO HIS FAMILY.. WILMA MAYNARD
— Wilma (LACY) Maynard
It was a privileged to know Tim. Such a sweet-life and smile. We were happy to visit with him in the nursing home and at the VA hospital. What a great huger. He will be missed.
So sorry. He will be missed.
— Rick and Carole Rogers
So sorry to learn of Tim's passing. Thoughts and prayers for the entire family.
— Mary Krueger
So sorry I lost one of my very best friend I ever had. I will miss you forever.

So sorry! I loved him like a brother. We were best of friends. I will miss him forever. I know you are in heaven. Love you Tim.
— Linda Boughner
Tim we had so much fun at Bingo and other various events. You will be missed. RIP my dear friend. Love you
— Cammie Jamrog
He was such a warm hearted man! The choir really misses him. Another angel amongst us! Sorry for your loss! Prayers of peace! Cathy Babcock!
— Cathy babcock
My favorite thought of Tim was at a basketball game in Tawas, he tapped me on the shoulder from behind put the bag of popcorn in front of me and asked if I would like some popcorn fresh off the floor with a big smile. We were both in high school at that time. S h i r l London (Cecil (
— Shirl London
RIP "Baker" Tim. A short friendship but a memorable aquaintance. Thoughts and Prayers 🙏
— Jackie Kennedy
I never saw Tim when he wasn’t smiling. He always was so up-beat. It was a pleasure being with him either at bingo or the farm market. He will be missed by all who knew him.
— Gary Luyben

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