Charles William Tyler

Born: Thu., Mar. 13, 1919
Died: Mon., May 4, 2015

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S/Sgt. Charles William Tyler, age 96, peacefully passed away from this life on May 4, 2015 at his home in Clinton, Indiana.

Chuck was born March 13, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois, to Stella Heisler Tyler, a housekeeper, and Alfred Matthias Tyler, a master plumber. He had an active, happy childhood and proudly graduated from Lane Technical High School in 1936.

Chuck joined the National Guard in 1939 and went on to serve in WWII. His Tour of Duty included North Africa, Italy and France. He saw combat at the Arno River and in the Battle of the Bulge.

He met the love of his life, Miss Hannah E. Yates, b. 1919, while stationed at Camp Forrest in Tennessee. They married in November 1943, before his deployment to Europe. They were married 68 years and had 5 children: Ann Marie, b. 1944, Virginia Louise, b. 1946, Joseph William, b. 1948, Carol Ann, b. 1951, and James Alfred, b. 1960. He is grandfather to Laurel Ann, Case Charles, Hannah Elizabeth, Joanna Katherine, Julia May, Ava Elizabeth and Zoe Ann, and great-grandfather to Sylvia and Mathias.

Chuck & Hannah, whom he affectionately called “Red,” were a lively, much loved couple with many friends. They lived in Chicago, Tennessee, upstate New York and Clinton. Hannah passed away February 4, 2012.

Chuck was blessed with many qualities. He was capable, resourceful, outgoing, amusing, eccentric and determined, to name a few. You couldn’t keep him down. He kept himself busy with projects, large and small, and had a tool for everything – and if he didn’t have one, he’d figure out how to make one. He liked dancing with Hannah, having dogs around, and spending time with family & friends.

Charles was engaged with the community. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He labored 50 years as a plumber, and was a brother with the Chicago Plumber’s Union, Local 130. He supported the mission of the Sisters of Providence.

Charles was laid to his eternal rest with full military honors in the Tyler family plot at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, Illinois. Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude’s, or Catholic Charities.  Online condolences can be made at

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Greg Peck
   Posted Sun May 10, 2015
On behalf of K of C council 599, Saranac Lake NY,
I would like to extend our condolences to the family of Mr Tyler and to say thank you for his service to our country and to the Knights of Columbus.
Greg Peck
Financial Secretary
KofC Council 599

Lee Werner
   Posted Tue May 12, 2015
Dear family of Chuck Tyler,

I want you to know how much Chuck meant to me and to Warren. Your entire family has been so special to us over the years. I am grateful for that. May your memories of him remain with you always...

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Blessings and love,
Lee (and Warren)

Martha Welter Gustafson
   Posted Mon August 03, 2015
Dear Tyler Family, I was doing some of my genealogy and searching to see where my parent good friends had gone, and came across your mom obit. I was sad to know she had passed.

I remember fondly going to the Tyler's Fox lake home. My dad,was a plumber, like your dad, and they were good friends.

My parents(and brother Kevin) are Buried at All Saints and I go there often. I will be visiting his grave site soon to pay my respects.

God bless you and family, our hearts go out to all of you!
The Welter Family ( Cathy Mandler, Sandra Miller, Charles Welter 111, Martha Gustafson)

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