Tyler Turner, 1987-2015

Published 9:00 am Sunday, April 19, 2015

Tyler “DaddyTy” Turner was born Feb. 6, 1987, in Albert Lea, the son of Teresa Lynne (Turner) Yackel. Tyler attended high school in St. James where he played as a lineman on the St. James Saints football team. He was also playing for the Albert Lea Grizzlies football team.

Tyler Turner

Tyler Turner

On Aug. 27, 2010, Tyler obtained his General Education Diploma. He was employed with Nortech Aerospace Systems in Blue Earth, where he was quickly promoted from entry level to an office position as an assistant engineer technician.

Tyler was a man of many words and emotions. He had a heart as big as a football field and would do anything for anyone. He was witty, sarcastic and loved to joke. Tyler was one of the best people to go to for vehicle and computer maintenance. He loved his Chevy vehicles along with his S10 trucks. He will be missed by many.

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Tyler is survived by mother and stepfather, Teresa and Tim Yackel, of St. James; father and stepmother, John and Barb Lenze, of Wisconsin; three children, JayVeon Marshall, Javonte Mace and Tylre Mercedes of Austin; fiancee, Jacqui Spriggs, of Austin; sisters Tasha of St. James, Crystal (Marty) Modderman of Albert Lea, Nikki (Lucas) Delafosse of Denver, Lita Yackel of St. James and Doni Yackel of St. James; brother, Tim Turner, of St. James; nieces and nephews Ocatvious, Blayze, Bella, Noah, Gage, Madilynn, Martin III, Kenna and macy; grandfather, Eugene Turner, of Wisconsin; as well as many other family and friends.

There will be a celebration of life in memory of Tyler S. Turner from 6 to 8 p.m. May 2 at Edgewater Bay pavilion.