2018-09-13 / Obituaries

Kenneth J. Tyda


Kenneth J. Tyda Kenneth J. Tyda INDIAN RIVER, Mich. – Kenneth Joseph Tyda, 76, of Indian River, Mich., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at Hancock Haven in Cheboygan, Mich.

Born on Aug. 23, 1942, in Newberry, Mich., Ken was the son of Joseph and Esther (Babcock) Tyda. He grew up in Newberry and was a 1960 graduate of Newberry High School.

Ken served honorably in the Army National Guard. He worked as a pipeline welder for Great Lakes Natural Gas Company in Rapid River, Mich. and for ANR Pipeline in Defiance, Ohio, after 35 years of service. Later he worked as a traveling pipeline inspector for several companies for 10 years.

Ken was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Wauseon, Ohio, the American Legion, the Fraternal Order of Elks and Eagles Lodge. He enjoyed camping fishing and traveling.

Ken is survived by his wife, the former Marie A. Hamill. They were married in Gulliver, Mich., on Nov. 24, 1961.

Also surviving are his children, Treva (Steve) Neal of Fort Worth, Texas, Kenneth (Tammy) Tyda of St. Johnsbury, Vt. and Steven (Dawn) Tyda of Bowling Green, Ohio; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Gail Johnston of Rogers City, Mich.; a brother, Joseph Tyda of Newberry and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Mueller Township Hall, 1805 W. Quarry Road, Gulliver, MI 49840. Those who wish are asked to consider memorial contributions to The United Way of Cheboygan County, Alzheimer’s Support Group, 520 N. Main St, Suite 106, Cheboygan, MI 49721.

Arrangements are by Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Please share your memories and personal messages with the family at www.gaylordfuneralhome.com.

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