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Teen killed in auto accident fondly remembered

Aaron Krause • Sep 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Tonya Nead only knew 19-year-old Tyller Myers for a little more than year.

But in that time, she developed a fond impression of the former Norwalk High School student, who died Thursday morning in an automobile accident.

"Tyller's a great guy who was always in a positive chipper mood everytime I was around him," she wrote on the Reflector's facebook page. "He could always bring a smile to our faces, even when things were completely chaotic at work.

"I spent many of long night with this kid at work. He was an awesome friend. I'm deeply sorry and have much sympathy for his family. My love and prayers are sent your way."

Myers was born April 17, 1993 in Norwalk and attended Norwalk High School and received his GED. He worked at New Horizon Bakery and Routh Packing, and recently at Janesville Acoustic, where he was just accepted into the union.

Janesville representatives did not return a call from the Reflector, which sought positive memories of Myers for this story. Representatives at New Horizons and Routh declined to comment. Family members, through funeral director John Evans, said it was too difficult for them to talk about Myers.

Several people commented beneath the online story reporting Myers' death.

"My prayers go to his family," a commenter known as "frootloops420" wrote. "I've hung out with Tyller before, he was so nice and sweet. This is soo horrible, I'm very upset about this. It happened to the wrong person."

Commenter "whatever you say" asked that other comments respect the family during this sad time.

"I can not imagine the nightmare they are currently trapped in," the commenter wrote. "This was a well loved kid who is now gone."

"Mom of 4 g8 kids" wrote: "We will all miss you Ty. You are loved by many. What a tragic thing. Prayers for the family. I can not imagine the pain. May God be with all who loved him and knew him. May the Lord keep the family close and give them strength. I love you Myers family... I am here for you."

According to his obituary, he loved to tinker, electronics and working with his hands.

"He was an amazing son and loved helping his grandparents, fishing, target practice and had an artistic side shown in his tattoos," the obituary reads.

He is survived by his father, Aaron (Rachelle) Myers of Oregon with brother and sisters, Alexander, Elizabeth and Emily Myers all at home; mother, Desiree Shepard (Donald) Nelson of Norwalk with his sister, Caragan Nelson at home; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, as well as maternal grandparents, Dale and Connie Shepard, and paternal grandparents, Jeff and Barb Myers and Lenny Wonderland, David Risk, William and Sally Cummings, Chris Oates and Rick Oates.

Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St.

To read the full obituary, click HERE.

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