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In Loving Memory of Tim St. John

In Loving Memory

About Tim St. John

Date of Birth: 01/31/2002

Hometown: Northbrook, IL

Tim St. John was a remarkable and determined young man who touched the lives of many during his short 20 years. His life was deeply rooted in family, friends, and a strong faith in God. Tim had an infectious enthusiasm for life that drew people toward him; his energy and spirit always filled the room! He was selfless, passionate, goal-driven and a natural leader. His love for others, intellectual curiosity, athleticism, and sense of humor will not be forgotten. Tim was attending Purdue University, having completed his sophomore year as a mechanical engineering student and member of the ATO fraternity. Along with his strong academic accomplishments, Tim competed with the Purdue Triathlon Club and earned national ranking as an All-American with USA Triathlon, a sport he loved with a passion. From Northbrook, Illinois, Tim was a scholar athlete (competing in cross-country, wrestling and track all four years) and was a Young Life senior leader during his time at Glenbrook North High School. On June 19, 2022, Tim’s life was ended by a careless motorist during a triathlon training ride in North Dakota where he was working in an engineering co-op position.

Crash Details

Crash Date: 06/19/2022

Crash Location: Hwy 20 (around mile marker 10?) in Jamestown ND

Contributing Factors in Crash: Bicyclist, Wearing a helmet

Crash Details:
Tim was riding southbound on Hwy 20 in Jamestown, ND, on a straight and flat stretch of road, within 20 min of finishing his triathlon training ride around noon on June 19, 2022 (Father’s Day that year). Tim was struck from behind at full speed by a driver who was visually impaired at full speed, with no visual recollection of seeing anything before impact. Tim was thrown 100 feet forward and into the adjacent roadside ditch where he died. The driver returned home when authorities were finally called by his family. Upon arriving to the scene, they found Tim deceased after attempting some life saving measures unsuccessfully. The driver was since convicted of negligent homicide; driver’s license revoked for 25 years and 200 hours of community service.


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