Age 43, of Lansing, MI, died on August 14, 2021, after a short illness.
Tim was born to Patrick and Cecelia (Martin) Costigan. He graduated from Waverly High School and Michigan State University, and in May 2021, he completed a Master’s in Sacred Music-Organ from the University of Michigan.
Tim was a lifelong musician, playing piano at an early age before taking up the pipe organ in his teens. He started as an organist at St. Gerard Church when he was 16 years old, and eventually that is where he met his future wife. As a student, he worked part-time for the Fowler Organ Company, where he helped rebuild the Casavant Frères organ at St. Mary Cathedral in Lansing. In 2016 he became the Cathedral’s Director of Music, proudly playing the organ console as if it were built for him.
Tim loved being with his family. He also loved cars, and he used his technical skills to help family and friends with electrical and plumbing, calling the completed projects a thing of beauty.
He is survived by his wife Rachael Drenovsky and his son Ian; his parents; his siblings and their spouses Thomas and Megan Costigan, Cathleen and Steven Edgerly, Edward “Ted” and Mary Costigan, and Matthew and Heather Costigan; 12 nephews and nieces; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Visitation will be held at St. Mary Cathedral, 219 Seymour Ave., Lansing, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 17, 2021. The Funeral Mass will be private. Livestream link. Private interment will take place in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary Cathedral Organ Fund. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.