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Kenneth Joseph Tyda

August 23, 1942 ~ September 8, 2018 (age 76)

Kenneth Joseph Tyda, 76 of Indian River, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Hancock Haven in Cheboygan.

Born on August 23, 1942 in Newberry, 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, Michigan and for ANR Pipeline in Defiance, Ohio after 35 years of service.  Later he worked as a traveling pipeline inspector for several companies for ten 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, Michigan on November 24, 1961.  Also surviving are his children, Treva (Steve) Neal of Fort Worth, TX, Kenneth (Tammy) Tyda of St. Johnsbury, VT and Steven (Dawn) Tyda of Bowling Green, OH; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a sister, Gail Johnston of Rogers City; a brother, Joseph Tyda of Newberry and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM Friday, September 14, 2018 at Mueller Township Hall, 1805 W. Quarry Road, Gulliver, Michigan  49840.  Those who wish are asked to consider memorial contributions to The United Way of Cheboygan County, Alzheimer’s Support Group, at 520 N. Main St, Suite 106, Cheboygan, Michigan  49721 or Hospice of the Straits c/o McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation, 360 Connable Avenue, Suite 3, Petoskey, MI  49770

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

Donations may be made to:

Hospice of the Straits c/o McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation
360 Connable Avenue Suite 3, Petoskey MI 49770

United Way of Cheboygan County, Alzheimers Support Group
520 North Main St, Suite 106, Cheboygan MI 49721