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John C. Tyler, Sr., 85

John C. Tyler, Sr., of Red Wing, formerly of St. Paul, died peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 5, surrounded by his family.

He was preceded in death by parents Willard H. & Clara (Olin); his beloved wife Lorraine; sister Eileen Discher; brother Byron "Ike"; granddaughter Ellie; sister-in-law Jeannie Meyer; brother-in-laws Leonard Yanez, Michael Mulvihill, and Richard Discher.

John is survived by his loving children Leigh Ann(John) Kerr, John, Jr. (Carmen), James, Jerome (Laurie), Jeffrey (Susan); grandchildren Frank (Cindy) Kerr, Brenda Kerr, Falicia, Erik Peterson, Toby Renteria, Lacie, Jennifer (Justin) Annis, Leo (Nellie), Santino, and Cheyenne; 6 great-grandchildren; brother Donald; sister-in-laws Margie Yanez, Jeannie Mulvihill, Judy (Richard) Darby, and Sandy; many other relatives; and friends.

Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Kessler & Maguire, 640 West 7th St., St. Paul, 651-224-2341, with a visitation from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to service at funeral home. Interment Ft Snelling National Cemetery.