Timothy James Sheehan, Ph.D.
Sheehan, Timothy James, Ph.D. Age 72, of Minneapolis, MN returned to God's loving embrace on September 16, 2022 in the comfort of his wife and daughters. Devoted husband of Mary (Kroll) for over 50 years with two beloved daughters Erin and Maureen. Deeply missed by his daughters and their husbands, Matthew Urbanowicz and Benjamin Hulse, and grandchildren Audrey & Liam Urbanowicz and James & Mary Carolyn Hulse. He was an inspiration and thoughtful ear to his family and never missed a performance or sports event. Tim was his daughters and grandchildrens biggest supporter. Also survived by brothers Patrick and Jeffrey and many nieces and nephews. Dr. Sheehan practiced clinical psychology in the treatment of substance abuse and mental health challenges, culminating in executive leadership at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. As vice president of education and research, Sheehan served as founding dean of the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. In retirement, he mentored college students with histories of poverty and homelessness, supported detained immigrants, and served on the board of governors for the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School. He was a firm believer that our mission was to help future generations thrive. Preceded in death by his parents Francis and Virginia (Brunner) Sheehan. Gratitude to the Mayo Clinic for excellent care over many years especially Drs. Wilson Gonsalves, Svetomir Markovic, and Nina Schwenk. Tim's final act was to donate his body to the Mayo Clinic for medical education and research. A celebration of life (open to the public) will be held Friday, October 14 at 11am at Plymouth Congregational Church (1900 Nicollet Ave S) in Minneapolis, MN. Instead of flowers, Sheehan's family suggests that donations be made to the Tim Sheehan Unlocking Tomorrow Scholarship Fund at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, PO Box 64348, St. Paul, MN 55164 or at give.hazeldenbettyford.org. The fund will help students who face financial barriers.
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