“And if I must go, and die at 27, then at least I know, I died a Legend…”
TJ Weinmann, age 27, left us to be with his brother on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018.
TJ was born to Terry and Laurie Weinmann, July 17th, 1990, in Moscow, ID.
At the age of 3, TJ and his family moved to Deary, where his lifelong friendships and passion for motocross began. TJ attended elementary and high school in Deary, graduating there in 2008. During school he played football, basketball and even went to state in tennis.
TJ spent most of his young life in Deary, but also lived in Moscow, ID for a few years, after high school, then Troy, ID, but recently bought his first home and settled back in his hometown of Deary, along with his girlfriend, Leena.
TJ worked for Clearwater Construction for 7+ years, where excelled in any task that was given to him. And to no surprise, became fast friends with his co-workers.
TJ loved spending time with his family and friends. Hunting, fishing, riding, camping, anything outdoors is what he loved to do the most. His infectious smile and easy going personality gained him numerous friends throughout his life, the kind of friendships that never end. Everyone that was a part of TJs’ life knew that they had a friend forever and could always count on him for a lifetime of memories of fun and laughter. His family and friends meant the world to him and we are all better people because he was in our life.
TJ had a passion for anything extreme. He started racing motocross at 3 years old. Over his racing career he accumulated many trophies and sponsors and definitely fans. His love for extreme living also cost him a lot of broken bones and injuries, but as soon as the casts came off, he was at it again! TJ was also an avid hunter and enjoyed just being out in the woods with bow in hand, ready to make the perfect shot.
TJ is survived by his mom Laurie Weinmann of Moscow, Dad Terry Weinmann of Spokane, the love of his life Leena Korkeakoski of Deary, Grandma Shirley Normington of Potlatch, Grandparents Bud and Jan Weinmann of Lewiston, along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. TJ was preceded in death by his grandpa Dewey Normington and his Brother and best friend, Brian McGinty.
Viewing will be held at Short’s Funeral Chapel on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 11-7.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10am on Monday, February 12th, 2018 at the Moscow Church of the Nazarene, 1400 E. 7th St in Moscow, ID with a Potluck following.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel of Moscow and condolences may be left at www.shortsfuneralchapel.com