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Tyler Jacob Jenkins

Tyler Jacob Jenkins, age 35, of Gardner, KS, passed away on May 12, 2018 in Olathe, KS, after a brief illness. He bravely chose to give the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. He is survived by his adoring fiancee, Angela Lake, his beloved daughter, Morgan Kaye and her mother Natasha, his mother Cherie Flisram (Daniel), brother Matt Jenkins (Crispian) and many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Tyler was a member of the US Army for three years and served in combat zones throughout his duty. Born and raised in Wichita, KS, he was also a longtime resident of Ottawa, KS, where he still worked. Tyler worked with the disabled and children for the majority of his career, most recently in the child welfare field. He loved animals, music, movies, and adventures with his daughter. His funny, kind, free-spirited nature will be missed by every heart Tyler touched. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Music Unites (www.musicunites.org) or The Brain Aneurysm Foundation (www.bafound.org). The family will be setting up a separate fund for Tyler’s daughter. Services will be held at a later date.

Posted in Kansas City Obituaries, Obituaries | on Monday, May. 14th 2018 | 15 Comments »

15 Comments on “Tyler Jacob Jenkins”

  1. Tonya Lindgren Says:

    Angela and family,
    All our love and prayers during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
    The Lindgrens

  2. Kristina Triefenbach Says:

    Tyler was a member of the Facebook group, “Stephen King and Other Things”. His loss will definitely be felt. He posted comments on his struggles he encountered in child welfare and how he made a difference in helping people from all walks of life. He will be missed. I hope that peace and happy memories of Tyler’s life will fill his family’s hearts and that he will be remembered with love. I am so sorry to hear of his passing and will remember him with grace and love.

  3. Julie Gelinas Says:

    Tyler was such an amazing person. His passion for doing good and doing the right thing was very inspiring. He touched so many people in our Stephen King fan club. He shared funny stories and other stories that just made you think about how to fix this broken but beautiful world. Thank you Tyler for being you and for your generosity towards everyone around you. My sincere condolences to your loving fiancee and beautifull daughter and family and friends.So many memories…
    (Julie Gelinas, admin in Stephen King and Other Things FB group)

  4. Christi Scharnhorst Says:

    Anyone who knew Tyler knew he had wisdom beyond his years and a hug that could heal. I will miss you forever, friend. Thank you for carrying the fire. My heart hurts and is with your amazing family and the many friends whose hearts you touched. There will be a hole in humanity without you. I will try my best to fill it with good.

  5. Mary Lynn Adams Says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Tyler’s family & friends! I met Tyler through my daughter and her friend when they were all in high school! He was amazing with his baby girl! The sun is a little less bright!

  6. Whit at Mug Shot Says:

    I’m so sorry, Morgan and Angela. Please, let me know if I can help in any way.

  7. Ethel Blanchard Says:

    Such heart breaking news! From my family to yours we send our condolences and prayers. Tyler will be missed by all!!

  8. Ethel Blanchard Says:

    From our family to yours we are sorry to hear that Tyler had passed. Our condolences and prayers are with each and everyone of you. Tyler was a wonderful person and will greatly be missed by one and all.

  9. Marty Wojick Says:

    I first met Tyler at Ottawa High School. We were both paras, and through our conversations, we learned we had a lot in common. Our love of music, children, and avid reading. When I found out he was a huge Stephen King fan, that solidified the fact we should be friends, even though were 37 yrs difference in our age. My deceased husband was another major King fan, and I became a member of his book club to collect all of King’s books for my husband, John. When I retired, and returned to CA to be with my kids, Tyler came to my garage sale, and I let him have all of my husband’s books he wanted for free, (John had an extensive library), except the King books. I just couldn’t let them go. Tyler and I continued to keep in contact as FB friends, and book club. He was a very special man, and had so much more to give to this world. Natasha and he have guven the world Morgan, a special litte girl, Through her, Tyler, and the memories he gave others will never be forgotten. R.I.P., Tyler, you made the world a better place to be in.

  10. Katie Mallahan Says:

    Tyler was such a kind soul, he was such an awesome guy! I am so so sorry for you loss, he will be missed by so many

  11. Clayton N Broyles Says:

    Tyler was a one of a kind, unique soul. He practiced kindness and empathy and goodwill toward others. I had the privilege of playing music with him and performing on stage for community theater. Everyone that knew him will feel the loss of his presence. Rest in peace Tyler.

  12. Harry Simpson Says:

    Rest Tyler, until you hear at dawn,
    the low, clear reveille of God.

    Thank you for your service to this nation.

  13. Lucas Says:

    I’m at a los as tears well up. I knew Tyler when we worked together in Emporia. He was an upstanding gentleman. While we worked together he helped me through a rough patch. As years went by we as most friend our paths went different ways and communication was more through social media. We stayed connected. Rest in peace my friend, we continue the fight down here. You’ll never be forgotten!!

  14. MaLinda Manis Says:

    I never met Tyler in person, however, my Daughter Juleah has fond memories of one particular time during her middle school years when Tyler brought in MRE’s to discuss with the students. Our hearts and prayers go out to Morgan and all of his family, to his friends and colleagues as well. I have heard so many great things about him, I only wish I’d had the honor of meeting him. From our Military family, we Thank you Tyler for your service to our great country. May God keep you all comforted during this difficult time.

  15. Amber Says:

    Tyler was our family case manager through kvc for our foster kiddo. I always enjoyed our visits and conversations as he had so many interests and was easy to bond with. He will definitely be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, especially his sweet little girl and fiancé.

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