Roger D. Tyler, 92 passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at his residence in Granton.
Roger was born November 21, 1930 in Granton, WI to Frederick "Dale" and Anita (Bass) Tyler. He graduated from Granton High School in 1949. On June 22, 1957 he was united in marriage to Lucille J. Greeler at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Roger owned a can milk route which he operated in the 1950s and early 1960s while dairy farming. In 1962 Roger sold his milk route to focus on his family and the expansion of his dairy farm. Even with farm life, Roger made sure to take his loving wife, Lucille, dancing almost every weekend. Polka dancing to Richie Yurkovich was among his favorites. In his later years, Roger enjoyed taking Sunday rides with Lucille in his Cadillac as well as Kubota rides through the country side.
Roger spent his time doing what he loved most, farming using the best tractors, Allis-Chalmers, collecting tools and model scale Allis-Chalmers tractors, but greatest of all spending time with his beloved wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Roger could be seen attending all events related to his grandchildren and great-children whether it was a sporting event, public speaking contest or event through the Granton and Wisconsin FFA, church Sunday School programs and many more things.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille of Granton, a son David (Karen) Tyler of Granton and a daughter Judith (James) Seeger of Eau Claire. His grandchildren Michael Tyler, Jessica (Ezra) Schier, Matthew Tyler, Jillian (Wyatt Lebal) Tyler, Amy (JC) Anderl, Stacey (Jake) Hahn. His great-grandchildren Evelyn and Eloise Schier, Jordan Anderl, Oliver and Kanan Hahn. Roger is further survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Anita Tyler, his sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Leonard Schultz, his granddaughter Allison Tyler, his great-grandson Elijah Schier.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 22, 2023 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Granton. Pastor Daniel Schoessow will officiate and music provided by Caroline Helm, organist. Visitation will be held from 9:00am until the time of the service. Burial will follow at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Gesche Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting Roger's family.
Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.