Robert Jay Tyson


Robert Jay Tyson, 70, Topeka, died 4:52 a.m. Monday, May 27, at Goshen Hospital.
He was born Aug. 7, 1948, in Goshen, to Oscar and Harriet (Freer) Tyson.
On June 10, 1972, in Goshen, he married Janet Marie (Sark) Tyson, and she died Jan. 9, 2005.
Surviving are daughters, Melissa (Gerald) Lehman, Topeka, Monica Rink, Middlebury; four grandchildren, Kayla Woods and Brandon, Darin, Janissa Lehman; two great-grandsons, Caden and Carson Woods; brother, Richard (Jan) Tyson, Goshen; sisters, Marjorie (Bruce) Rider, Goshen; Marlene Phenis, Elkhart; and Bonnie (Roy) Stinson, Crescent, Oregon.
Preceding him in death are his parents; brothers, Roger, Don, Bill, Jim and infant Terry Tyson; sister, Emily Stiver; and son-in-law, Roy Rink.
Robert served in the U.S. Marines, was a member of the VFW, Goshen, and involved with Al-Anon/Alateen. He worked as an electrician and was a member of Eden Worship Center.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen, and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, May 31, at Eden Worship Center, 4095 South 900 West, Topeka.
Pastor Matt Gingerich and Pastor Harold Gingerich will officiate. Burial will follow at Eden Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be directed to Eden Worship Center.
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Published on May 28, 2019
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