Tyler LeRoy Evitt, 35, of Ottumwa, Iowa, passed away on May 10, 2019, at his home in Ottumwa.

    Tyler was born on May 14, 1983, in Sturgis, SD, to Paul Wesley Evitt and Sheryl Lee VanLoon. Tyler graduated from Wayne Community Schools in Corydon in 2002.  He then obtained his Associate of Arts degree from Indian Hills Community College in 2005 before furthering his education at Iowa State University in Ames.

    Tyler was talented with his hands and worked a long side his father at Evitt Pipe and Welding, as well as working at Trans Canada Booster Plant on the pipeline, Superior Machine and Relco in Albia, and was currently working at JBS in Ottumwa.

Tyler completed his baptismal journey, becoming a member of the Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Corydon.  In high school, he competed in the National High School Rodeo Finals in team roping with his teammate, Cody Wright.  Tyler enjoyed being outdoors, doing things such as hunting, fishing and riding dirt bikes.  Above all, Tyler loved spending time with his family and friends.

Tyler is survived by his parents, Sheryl Kaster of Albia and Paul (Mary Ann) Evitt of Corydon; stepbrothers, Wade Trzpuc of Fargo, ND, and Troy Trzpuc of Corydon; and his grandfather, Howard Evitt of Corydon.  Tyler is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and good friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Irvin and Patty VanLoon and Evelyn Evitt; and a brother, Cody Evitt.

A graveside memorial service was held May 18 at the Rush Cemetery in Benton Township in Wayne County, with Pastor Leroy Perkins officiating.

There will also be a graveside memorial service held at Highland Cemetery in Eddyville at a later date.

An open memorial has been established to the family.

Condolences to the family may be left online at www.tharpfh.com.

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