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Tyler James Helton

Tyler James Helton, age 20, of Sand Lake, passed away very unexpectedly on Sunday, April 22, 2012, from injuries following a car accident. He was a 2010 graduate of Tri-County High School where he played basketball (point guard) and baseball (right field and first base). He really enjoyed his senior year. Tyler accepted Christ as his Savior at church camp at the age of 8. Three months ago he was baptized at Keystone Church in Grand Rapids. He liked dirt bikes and fast cars especially his ’99 Camaro T-top and then his Pontiac Grand Am GT. Tyler spent time with his nieces and nephews and liked to play with them and take them for rides. Tyler enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Just recently he joined the US Marines and was looking forward to reporting to Boot Camp in California. Tyler is survived by his parents, Marty and Marcia (Rosenberger) Helton; brothers and sisters, Stacie and Traviss Tompkins, Matthew Helton and Marcie Thompson, Katie and Jed Gitchel, Heidi Helton; nieces and nephews with one more anticipated; his grandparents, Betty Rosenberger, Marlene and Gene Ledford; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Leighton Rosenberger and Starlin Helton. The service for Tyler will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Solon Center Wesleyan Church (19 Mile and Algoma) with Rev. Tom Holloway and Rev. Wayne Cash officiating. Interment in Sand Lake Cemetery. Monetary gifts in honor of Tyler may be given to DeVos Children’s Hospital, 100 Michigan, NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the Pederson Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. In honor of Tyler’s personality his family encourages you to dress causally while attending visitation and the service. Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford www.pedersonfuneralhome.com


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