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Chris Tyler, 64

Chris Anthony Tyler, age 64, of Ellsworth, died at his home on Monday, Jan. 27.

Born June 24, 1949, to Dr. John and Shirley Tyler. He grew up in Houston, Texas.

Chris was an intelligent, gregarious, and spiritual person. He loved learning and attended over ten colleges and universities. Chris served in the Vietnam War as an artillery specialist.

He held a degree in hotel and restaurant management, attended physical therapy school, held a Masters Degree in Education, and served as a court mediator for families in distress. He taught for many years at the Ellsworth Middle School. He loved teaching and he loved kids. He ran student council, the school store, and talent shows for many years and chaperoned many special events. Chris had an interest in computers and developed and ran his own consulting business, Tyler Consulting, for twenty-five years.

Chris married Linda in 1984, and they lived in Houston, Texas, and River Falls, Wis., before purchasing the family farm in Ellsworth where they raised two daughters. Chris loved the farm and his tools and machines.

Chris was preceded in death by his sister, Brenda; his father, Dr. John; his mother, Shirley; and nephew, Kyle.

He is survived by his wife Linda, daughters Sarah, and Annie (Mark); brothers and sisters, Jim (Danica) of Houston, Texas, Joann (Al) of Florida, Linda (Johnny) of League City, Texas, Carol (Paul) of Shreveport, La., and Mike (Karen) of San Antonio, Texas; as well as Uncle Bill (Kathy) of Boca Raton, Fla.; nieces; nephews and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the Hill Funeral Home, Ellsworth, Wis. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until time of services on Friday.

Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth, Wis. is serving the family.

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