Timothy John Leierer, 33, of Cleo Springs, Oklahoma, passed from this life on January 1, 2018, when a BNSF train collided with the pickup he was driving near Goltry, Oklahoma. Tim was born February 23, 1984, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska, the son of David W. Leierer and Ruth A. Leierer. He resided in rural Minden, Nebraska, attending Minden Public Schools, until age 14, when he moved to Ringwood, Oklahoma, to live with his father. Tim graduated from Ringwood High School, Class of 2002. He then attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University for a year and a half. Tim loved working with horses and cattle. He was employed as a cowboy by feedlots until being hired as a pumper for Chesapeake Energy. Last spring, the animals and the great outdoors drew him back and he began working as a cowboy again. Tim was proud to have worked to buy his own acreage and to have his real dream come true – a small cow-calf herd. He was committed to raising healthy cows and calves. Tim was known for his hard work ethic, his willingness to help ANYONE who needed help and his devotion to his family. He also loved serving on the Aline Fire Department. He got an adrenaline rush the moment his pager went off. His sense of humor and personality drew many, many friends to him. You could say there were no strangers in Tim Leierer’s world. Working to help his friends and family was his main hobby and then there was team roping, another joy. Tim’s family called him a “chick” magnet, because he loved and was loved by many nieces, nephews and cousins. The little ones begged to go with Uncle Tim to feed cattle or check water or whatever he was going to do, and he willingly obliged.
Surviving Tim are his parents, Ruth McIlvain Leierer of Omaha, Nebraska and David W. Leierer and wife, Twila of Branch, Arkansas; his longtime girlfriend, Kristi Peach Moss of Cleo Springs, Oklahoma; brother, Chuck Leierer and wife, Melissa of Kingwood, Texas and their children, Christian and Hannah; sister, Darci Smith, and husband, Mark Smith Jr. of Omaha, Nebraska and their children, Covey, Maddox and Britton Smith; grandparents, Glendene and Bill Stewart and Alberta Leierer; uncles and aunts, Jay Dean Leierer and wife, Karen, special aunt and uncle, Jackie Phillips and husband, Rob, Doug Leierer and wife, Marlene and Mike McIlvain and wife, Patsy; numerous cousins; great aunts; uncles and friends.
Tim was preceded in death by grandfather, J.E. Leierer; grandfather, E. H. “Pat” McIlvain; grandmother, Mary Jane McIlvain and cousin, Cash Caywood.
Celebration service for Tim will be Friday, January 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Northwest Stockyards. Burial will be at Free Home Cemetery, rural Ringwood. Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.
Memorials may be given to Aline Fire Department or Ally's House through the funeral home.