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Tyler Owen Grotz of York, NE passed away July 3, 2012 at the family farm due to a farm related accident. He was 21 years old.
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.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the York City Auditorium
in York, NE. Interment was in York’s Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorials, which will be designated later, may be directed to the family at Cornerstone Bank, York, NE.
Online condolences or personal reflections may be submitted to tylergrotz.blogspot.com. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Metz Mortuary, York, NE.
Condolences may be emailed to Metz Mortuary Messages will be given to the family.