Tyler Edison Blackford, 18, of Burgoon passed away Monday afternoon.
He was born on September 3, 1988, son of Lynn (Jim) Ritter also of Burgoon, and Nick (Tami) Blackford of Monroeville. Tyler lived in the Firelands area all his life.
Tyler was a senior at Lakota High School and he was a soccer enthusiast, playing on several traveling teams including the Fremont Emeralds. He loved animals, caring for all types of pets over the years.
He is survived by his mother and father, his maternal grandmother, Marjorie Calhoun of Norwalk and many relatives who will miss him.
Friends may call at the Herman-Kinn-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 900 North Street, Fremont on Saturday, January 20th, from 12 to 2 p.m. A memorial service will be held from 2 – 2:30 p.m. followed by a family graveside service. Tyler will be buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Norwalk, Ohio.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Back to the Wild, an organization that rescues and rehabs orphaned or injured wildlife, 4504 Bardshar Rd., Castallia, Ohio 44824.
Online condolences: www.hermankinn.com