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On the evening of July 3, 2012 Tyler was loading a truck from a new grain bin here on the farm. He was inside the bin and became caught in the sweep auger which mangled his leg. The loss of blood from this incident ultimately caused his death. Duane and Brenda (his parents) and several extended family members were with him for the last 10 minutes of his life. He was conscious and able to express his love before laying his head back and closing his eyes. The paramedics worked on him for over an hour upon their arrival, but to no avail. The incident occurred at approximately 8pm CST.
Tyler was born in Henderson, NE on January 28, 1991, the second child of Duane and Brenda (Forsberg) Grotz. He was welcomed home by his older brother Darren. Later he welcomed home two little sisters, Brianna and Tonya. He made his choice to serve the living God in 2000 and was true to that special commitment the rest of his life.
Tyler loved animals, raising a fish and a lamb as a child, chickens and calves in grade school, and later fattened cattle in his high school years. Tyler graduated from York High School in 2009 and joined his Dad, Mom, and brother in the farming operation, and loved to work with Brianna and Tonya also. He spent lots of time, working in the field with his cousins – Daniel, Rodney and Brent Grotz, and Uncle Delton and Aunt Renee, his Grandpa Al and Grandma Doris. He loved to play on the lake, and go hunting and fishing, especially with his friend, Tyler Kleeb. Even more, Tyler loved farming….putting his heart into it. In August of 2009, he and his cousin Cody Forsberg renovated and moved into a home owned by Curtis and Mary Folkert’s, with whom he had a working and friend relationship, and later Tim Veldkamp joined them. Tyler then lived by himself before Tim Hertz moved in with him two weeks ago. Tyler will be greatly missed.
Tyler is survived by his parents, Duane and Brenda, one brother, Darren and sister-in-law Cara, and two sisters, Brianna and Tonya all of York; Grandparents, Albert & Doris Grotz of York and Bernice (Pete) Kracht of Rock Rapids, IA; aunts and uncles: Lorna (Garland) Snow of Kearney, NE, Carol (Mike) Austin of Draper, UT, Delton (Renee) Grotz of York, Anita Forsberg of Boyden, IA, Leroy (Jenette) Forsberg of Estherville, IA, Mary (Chris) Craven of Rochester, MN, Loren (Karen) Forsberg of Dunnell, MN, several cousins and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Melvin Forsberg, and one aunt, Nileta Forsberg.
11am on Saturday, July 7, 2012
York Auditorium (East of 6th St. off of the one-way going North through York)
Visitation: 9-11am on Saturday July 7 in the auditorium, preceding the funeral
Catered luncheon following the burial ( no additional food will be necessary to bring)
A memorial fund has been established for the family in the name of:
Tyler Grotz Memorial Fund
Routing number 104900349
529 Lincoln Avenue
P.O. Box 69
York, NE 68467
Phone: (402) 363-7411
Duane & Brenda Grotz
1018 Road L
York, NE 68467-8437