In Memory

Tim Tyler

DOB:   3/12/49

DOD: 10/16/18

Timothy J. Tyler, 69, passed away unexpectedly on October 16, 2018, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire with his son, Andrew, at his side.

Tim was born in Eau Claire on March 12, 1949, to Ray and Phyllis (Jennings) Tyler. He was a member of the Memorial High School class of 1967 where he was an All-Star pitcher on the Memorial Baseball Team. He later pitched for the Eau Claire Cavaliers and enjoyed coaching many Little League and Babe Ruth baseball teams.

Tim met his wife of 45 years, Marjorie Lee, at Fourniers Ballroom in 1967. They married in the summer of 1973 and were blessed with 2 children; Andrew in 1978 and Katrina in 1981.

Tim was a gifted carpenter and woodworker. He worked many years for Fern Construction and also built countless custom furniture pieces. Tim worked for the last 11 years as a carpenter at Lutheran Social Services maintenance department. He enjoyed his work and the clients he helped so much and was still employed at LSS part-time at the time of his death.

Tim’s favorite place on earth was at the family cabin near Hayward, Wisconsin. The additions and countless improvements by Tim made the cabin a much loved destination for the entire family. He especially enjoyed taking his beloved grandchildren bird hunting in the beautiful Chequamegon Forest.

Tim was, indeed, one of the “helpers” of the world, making life easier for so many people. He truly was a man of all trades. Tim was “Dad” to the many friends of Andy and Katie and often said he felt blessed to have so many “children”! Bowling was one of Tim’s favorite hobbies and he loved the time spent with his son and close friends in the 2 leagues he participated in. He was a huge fan of the Packers and the Brewers, but nothing meant more to him than his family. We are grateful for his love that will always be with us.

Tim and Marge were lifelong members of Grace Lutheran Church, celebrating their joys and sharing their sorrows with a loving congregation.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother (Thomas), and Marge’s parents, Dr. Robert and Mary Lee. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, children Andrew Tyler (grandsons Donovan and Grayson Tyler) of Eau Claire and Katrina Tyler of Minneapolis, MN.

He is further survived by his brother Robert Tyler and sister Mary Rae (Larry) Hoepner, sister-in-law Brenda (Tony) Roach, sister-in-law Susan Moore, and brother-in-law John Lee. Tim is also survived by many dear nieces, nephews and good friends.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday afternoon, October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm at Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, followed by a gathering of friends and family at the Church from 2:30pm-4:30pm.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.


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10/21/18 04:59 PM #14    

Kathi Wagner (Balfour)

I, like so many others, have known Tim since our grade school days at Arlington. He always had a quick smile and a kind word. He was the epitome of what it means to be a truly nice guy!!
My deepest condolences to his family at this difficult time.

10/22/18 10:26 AM #15    

Betty Tollefson (Qualheim)

I will reiterate, Tim truly was one of the very "good guys". I was privileged to sit near him in homeroom and then bump into him over the years because Marge and I worked at the same bank.

10/22/18 12:19 PM #16    

Rod Becker

So sad to hear of Tim's passing. I remember him as a great guy and teammate in HS. My prayers are with his family.

10/22/18 02:53 PM #17    

Lila Stevens (Chamberlain)

I feel the same as everyone else.  Tim will be greatly missed by all.  Leaving a note on the funeral homes website so the family can read the thoughts and prayers....

10/23/18 09:06 AM #18    

Carter Hill

Like everyone else who has posted, Tim was a very special person! Though we didn't keep close contact over the years, I always felt a very close connection with Tim for the time we spent during those middle school and HS years together.  I just ache for his family and friends!  His life was one well-lived, and I am so happy to have reconnected for even a short time during our 50th Reunion!



10/24/18 10:39 AM #19    

John Schaller

I, too, was very, very sorry and sadly surprised to hear of Tim’s passing.  He was one of the truly good guys in our class with that great smile which always made me smile. I have read the comments posted daily by classmates and thought I would not add any because I would only duplicate the wonderful and true things already said.  I changed my mind this morning just to add an observation:  some people measure, in a sort of final competition, the number of people who attend a funeral as a measure of something relating to the life of the deceased.  I don’t know how valid that ‘measure’ may be of anything.  But the significant number of comments, from such a variety of people from our class and the personal depth of feelings expressed so honestly by so many of our classmates certainly evidences the good and the happiness that Tim spread during his life on this planet.  Clearly Tim blessed and made many of our lives better by just being Tim.  And I certainly agree that we will miss him.


10/24/18 02:47 PM #20    

Sheryl Manthei (Rudd)

So Sorry to hear of the loss of another one of my classmates.  My sympathies go out to his family and friends. May God keep you all in the palm of his hands during your time of sorrow.

10/27/18 12:34 PM #21    

Pam Johnson (Hayes)

I'm sorry I missed the Friday event for our 50th reunion.  I see in the pictures that Tim and Marge were there.  My heart goes out to Marge and the family.  Though I havent seen either in years, Marge's family and mine were close when we were kids and Tim was definitely one of the nice guys in high school. Marge, I hope we can reconnect one of these days. I lost my husband eight years ago and I know  the hole in your life and your heart is enormous. Hang on to the good memories, your family and friends. 

10/28/18 01:52 PM #22    

John Gunsolley

Was in gradeschool with Tim and agree with John Schaller that the number of comments that have been posted.  Good guy and a real loss

10/29/18 10:43 AM #23    

Jean Skeels (Close)

Tim and I went to Arlington together, he was a kind and thoughtful  person then, (and pretty much every girl in our grade had a crush on him) .   I did not see him after high school, I moved from Eau Claire  early on.   But looking at the comments of those who knew him in adulthood, he never changed.  He was well loved by many.  

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