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“I wanted to thank you for your help in editing my book JOYFULLY SERVING CHRIST. Thank you for your faithfulness to your husband and family. What are...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Marjorie Tatter - Silva, MO

“Shelli and family, today I am working on the church bulletin for Victory Baptist Church in Fullerton, NE. I noticed that Tim's birthday was to be...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Fran Cupples - Fullerton, NE

“Shelli, Although I know you've expected this day for a long time; still, it's crushing. I'm very sorry for your loss. I pray God's peace fills...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Jenny Klinefelter - Ankeny, IA

“Tim and I met at Clear Lake when we were little and then again as students at FBBC and in Chorale. I have always known him as being friendly, kind,...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Nancy (Folkerts) Ris - VA

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Tim was at Faith when I was. I graduated in 1986. May you be comforted by our Lord.Penny Elliott (Christensen '86) ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Penny Elliott - Ridgedale, MO

“Praying for the entire family and looking forward to seeing Tim again in heaven. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Anita Swedberg - Hazel Park, MI

“Praying for our God to bring you His comfort and peace - and for Him to hold you close during this difficult time. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Dixie Gibbons - St Cloud, FL

“Dear Shelli and Family,Our sincere condolences to you! We pray you will experience God's grace and peace in a wonderful way in these days. Tim was a...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Don & Jeanie Michaelsen - IA

“God's grace will leave your "cup full "(Psalm 23:4-5). ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Don Sauser - IA

“I remember Tim and Shelli well. Tim graduated with my older brother Chip at North Polk, and Brenda was in their wedding. We all attended FBBC. Tim...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Todd Thompson - Indianapolis, IN

“I am thankful for knowing Tim; From attending FBBC , to seeing him go to the mission field in Germany and faithfully serve our Lord with his wife...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Ross Swope - Indianola, IA

“Fond memories of Tim - and most of them from when he Interned in Washington State. The most vivid one is when he had to extract a fishing hook from...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Connie Pitcher - Sheldahl, IA

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Timothy Ledru Brudtkuhl, 61, went to be with his Lord and Savior, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

Visitation will be Monday, October 26, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home, 4208 North Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Faith Baptist Church, 401 2nd Street, Cambridge, Iowa.
The service will be available via Live Stream at

Burial will follow at Lincoln Township Cemetery near Alleman, Iowa.

Tim was born in Muscatine, Iowa to Herb and LaVaughn (Watson) Brudtkuhl on November 3, 1958. At the age of 10, his family moved to Alleman, Iowa where he graduated from North Polk High School in 1977.

After high school, he attended Faith Baptist Bible College. For his application he wrote:

"In 1964 there were special meetings at my church in Muscatine, Ia. Right now I can't remember the speakers name, but I know he was a chalk artist. He had an invitation after the message and I responded. I was led to a side room and there, with the help of my father, accepted Jesus as my personal savior. The church was Walnut St. Baptist Church."

He graduated from college in 1981 with a bachelor's degree in youth and music. Tim served at Calvary Baptist Church in Bremerton, Washington from 1982 to 1985. He then returned to Faith Baptist Theological Seminary to pursue a master's degree in pastoral studies, where he met his wife Rochell (Shelli) Richards. Upon graduation, Tim and Shelli were married on May 16, 1987 in Altoona, Iowa and lived in Cambridge, Iowa.

Tim played basketball in junior high, but he was encouraged to switch to choir in high school. His involvement in choir led him to join the Faith Baptist Chorale tour in Europe. While in Germany, he marveled at the cathedrals but was burdened by the spiritual condition of the people. He prayed that God might send someone to preach the Gospel in Germany, but God answered his prayer by sending him.

Tim and Shelli moved to Germany in 1990 where they served the Lord as missionaries with Baptist Mid-Missions for 25 years. God greatly used his experience in youth ministry to reach the young people for Christ. Tim is still affectionally remembered in Bavaria as "Onkel Tim" who woke them up at youth camp every morning with the sound of the trumpet. In 1995, they moved to Berlin to start a church, the Freie Baptisten Gemeinde. Although his love for music introduced Tim to Germany, God used his interest in sports to help reach the community of Berlin, Karow.

For his volunteer work he was interviewed by newspapers, received a citizen award from the mayor, and became recognized as a spiritual leader in the community. He started a sports club, which introduced him to many young families and provided opportunities for youth ministry. He was often recognized around town as the bike riding basketball pastor. Even with his declining mental health his heart was still on the mission field.

He is survived by his wife, Shelli and three sons, Aaron Timothy, Daniel Richard and David Sterling. He is lovingly remembered by his siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Herb and LaVaughn.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be sent to Baptist Mid-Missions Foundation, PO BOX 308011, Cleveland, Ohio, 44130 in memory of Timothy Brudtkuhl.