Obituary for Daniel Christopher Tyria

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Daniel Christopher Tyria

May 18, 1978 - October 13, 2017

Daniel Christopher Tyria, 39, of Decatur, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017. 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at First Reformed Church, 319 W. Delaware, Decatur, with Rev. Mark Hofstra officiating. Burial will follow at Charleston Cemetery in Volinia Township.  Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at Newell Chapel, 83313 M51, Decatur.  Memorial donations in Daniel’s name may be made to Wings of God in Paw Paw.  Those wishing to sign Daniel’s Memory Book online may do so at 

Daniel was born May 18, 1978 in Kalamazoo to Dan & Ester “Cookie” (Mata) Tyria. Daniel earned his GED and an Associate’s Degree in Horticulture.  He made a life-long career of tree service, starting with J.C & Sons in Decatur, and for the last eight years with Asplundh Tree Service.  On June 8, 2012, he married the former April Jordan in Paw Paw.  Daniel was a member of the First Reformed Church in Decatur. He was very proud of the fact that on August 27 he celebrated eight years of being sober.  He was a living testimony that you can turn your life around from addiction.  Daniel was a group leader at Celebrate Recovery.  He was a man with a huge heart who was very kind, caring & giving.  He cherished the time spent with his family, and enjoyed hunting, fishing & anything outdoors. 

Daniel is survived by his wife April; his children-Seth Learman, Calista & Jaylee Smith, Cameron & Kayla Church, James Smith, Kyler Tyria, Naomi Mroczek & Patience Tyria; his father & step-mother Dan (Linda) Tyria of Decatur; his mother & step-father Ester “Cookie” (Timothy) Stover of Decatur; five brothers-Darren (Kathy) Tyria of Dowagiac, Scott Stover of San Diego, Dustin & Zach Tyria of Decatur, Luke Stover of Mattawan; numerous nieces & nephews; his grandparents-Baudelio & Maria Luiza Mata of Leslie, MI, Byron & Joyce Stover of Paw Paw, Margaret Ringle of Marcellus; and his canine companion Jessi.



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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Newell Chapel


83313 M-51
Decatur, Michigan 49045

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Service Information

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

First Reformed Church


319 W. Delaware
Decatur, MI 49045

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Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Burial at Charleston Cemetery will follow services at the Church

Memorial Information

Memorials in Daniel’s name may be made to Wings of God–Paw Paw


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Born: May 18, 1978
Died: October 13, 2017

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Deborah Chandler posted on 10/18/17

Sending my sincerest condolences to the family and friends.


Julie Collier posted on 10/18/17

Danny was truly part of the family. He grew up with my nephews Jared & Mitchell Clark and worked with my brother in law Jay Clark, he was like the oldest son by proxy. What a wonderful young man Dan was. Tim & Cookie u should be very proud of the way he turned his life around and his accomplishments. Takes a strong person to do what he did. Dan will be truely missed. He will always be watching over his family. Chris & Julie Collier


Mary Springer posted on 10/17/17

Linda,Dan,Cookie and Tim; You raised a good strong young man. You should be very proud of the way he battled his demons and won. He gave inspiration and hope to those who struggled and those who love them. I know that April will continue that legacy. He chose his partner well. R.I.P. Daniel Christopher Tyria And peace and comfort to all who love him.


Kathy Dahms posted on 10/17/17

My heart goes out to the Danny's family and friends and especially his parents Cookie, Dan, Linda and Tim. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Melissa (missy) ickes posted on 10/16/17

Thoughts n prayers r with all and anyone who's been honred to have him in thier life's . A good man taken to soon rip I'll never forget all us kids growing up on shurewood shreet never a full moment that was for sure love you all sorry for your loss. Melissa ickes


Jennifer Caron posted on 10/16/17

We are so sorry for your loss! We are thinking and praying for all of your family!


Dianna Holt (Carbary) posted on 10/16/17

I am so sorry for your family's loss. Dan was a great person. He will be truly missed by all that knew him. My heart goes out to you all.


Helen Gronau posted on 10/16/17

So Sorry to hear of Danny"s passing. Its hard to believe he is gone, he was way too young . my condolences to all of the fHelenamily.


Guillermo Martinez posted on 10/16/17

Cookie, On behalf of my family I would like to extend my sincere and heartfelt condolences in the passing of your son at such a young age. May you find peace in knowing that he is with our Lord and Savior.


Clay & Melinda Hess posted on 10/16/17

Our heartfelt condolences to the family. So sorry for your loss.


Andy and Kaye Johnson posted on 10/15/17

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.


Vanessa Parsley posted on 10/15/17

So sorry for yout loss.


Kathy Zirkle posted on 10/15/17

I am sincerely sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


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Joseph Baham posted on 10/15/17

Sorry for all his family and friends loss. He’s a good guy and he will always be remembered


Norma L. Reyna posted on 10/15/17

Prayers for your family.


Mysi (Gossler) Molter posted on 10/15/17

Some of my favorite times in school were with him and BJ Mitchell. I'm so very happy to hear that I will see him again once day. At the same time my heart breaks for his family. You are in my prayers.


Jim and Jody Tuls posted on 10/15/17

We are so sorry for your loss and will pray that God wraps his loving arms around your family