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COLFAX – Timothy A. Scogin, 33, of Colfax, passed away Thursday (April 13, 2017) in Colfax.

He was born Sept. 18, 1983, in Bloomington, a son of Ronnie and Gail Arnold Scogin.

A celebration of Tim’s life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Krystal Scogin for Molly and Jenna Scogin’s fund at Heartland Bank and Trust, 1725 Fort Jesse Road, Normal, IL 61761; or at Peoples State Bank of Colfax, P.O. Box 527, Colfax, IL 61728, for Molly’s benefit fund for continued medical expenses and required trips to Boston, or Miracle Flights, which has provided flights for Molly and Krystal to Boston.

In 2005, he married his soulmate, Krystal, who he started dating when he was 15. She survives him. Also surviving are his beloved daughters, Molly and Jenna, who were his life; parents, Ronnie and Gail Scogin; sister, Chrissy (Chris) Allen; brothers, Jeremey (Christina) and Andrew (Alexis); one niece; three nephews; grandparents, Jerry and Marilyn Scogin; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Tim was a brick mason in the family-owned business R.S. Masonry, leaving behind a magnificent memento of his talent with his work on the Children’s Discovery Museum in Normal. He, his brother Jeremey and his father laid the exterior brick at the museum, with Tim completing the Greek key pattern at the top. If you have never looked at that pattern, stop and take a look. It is amazing. The three of them also laid the brick work on the Soy Capital Bank in Bloomington.

Tim also worked at Merry Ann’s Diner in Normal, where customers loved him and went there specifically to see him. Tim’s family very much appreciated that Merry Ann’s worked with him to take time off last year to take his family to Boston for Molly’s major surgery and her five-week hospital stay. It has made a tremendous difference to Molly’s life.

Tim’s mind was never still. It was always churning, creating and inventing things. He could build, repair and remodel anything. He loved playing Frisbee golf.

Tim will be remembered for his honesty, hard work, his great smile, his baritone laugh, and those very beautiful, blue eyes. He was the perfect husband for Krystal; the best father for Molly and Jenna; a great son, brother, grandson, cousin, friend, co-worker, the best that anyone could ask for. It was a shocking and sad day to hear Tim passed away. He will truly be missed by everyone who knew him.

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