David Tyler Obituary, Funeral Director of the fifth generation David Tyler has died

David Tyler Obituary, Funeral Director of the fifth generation David Tyler has died

David Tyler Obituary, Death – After a brief struggle against cancer, David L. Tyler, age 79, from Huntington, passed away at his home on Sunday evening, January 1, 2023. Dave was a Funeral Director of the fifth generation, and his family had a combined total of 160 years of experience in the funeral business. Dave had been serving the families of Indiana for almost 55 years. Over the course of his career, Dave had worked at a number of different companies. He began his career in Gary at Geisen Family Health, then transferred to Shawley Family Health in Marion, and then settled in Huntington in 1973, where he remained for the remaining 47 years of his working life. Between the years 1973 and 1994, Dave was employed at Deal & Robbins Funeral Home. Between the years 1994 and 2020, he was employed at Myers Funeral Home.

He graduated from Angola High School in 1962 and then went on to complete his studies at the Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1964. When Dave was presented with a pin commemorating his 50 years of service by the Indiana Funeral Directors Association in 2014, he felt an extra sense of pride. Over the years, Dave had served the community in a wide variety of positions. He had served on the boards of directors for Huntington County Baseball, the Salvation Army, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters. He was also the former president of the Huntington Jaycees. Dave had been a member of the Huntington Moose Lodge #837 for more than 30 years.

Dave Tyler, the son of James (Toby) and Margaret Berhalter Tyler, was born in Kendallville on December 24, 1943. His parents’ names are both Dave. On August 31, 2001, he and Peggy Sue Barker exchanged vows and became husband and wife in Huntington. Peggy will live on. Additional survivors include a son, Todd Tyler, who is married to Sharon and lives in Long Beach, California; a daughter, Tammy Chambers, who is married to Jeff and lives in Milan, Ohio; three grandsons named David Tyler, Nathan (Katie), and Nick (Morgan) Chambers; a great-granddaughter named Mahle Chambers; a sister, Alice Holopeter, who is married to Jack and lives in Washington; and a brother-in-law named Jim Penn, who lives in Kalam

His extra family includes three daughters: Tina (Chris) Rhodes of Auburn, Delena (John) Twibell of Hartford City, and Chris (Kenny Leavitt) Barker of Huntington. Tina is married to Chris Rhodes, while Delena and Chris are married to John Twibell and Kenny Leavitt, respectively. There are six grandchildren; their names are as follows: Cassie (Clint) Frank, Chelsie (Tyler) Bundrick, Payton (Sam) Yarian, Briana (Todd) Baker, Chase (Amanda) Twibell, and Easton Rhodes. There are also six great-grandchildren; their names are as follows: Kinleigh, Kalinn, Palmer, Brody, Scout, and Wrenlee.
His mother and father, as well as his sister Mary Penn, passed away before he did.

On Sunday, January 8, 2023, the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, located at 2901 Guilford Street in Huntington, Indiana, will be open from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. for visitation services.
On Monday, January 9, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel will be the location of a memorial service honoring the deceased. There will be a visitation period that lasts for one hour prior to the service. Donations in memory of the deceased can be sent to the Cancer Services of Huntington County or the Salvation Army c/o Myers Funeral Home, located at 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, Indiana 46750.

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