Jon Cecilee Tyler

December 21, 1943July 15, 2019

Jon C. Tyler was born to Ernest E. Tyler and Barbara (Bishop) on December 21, 1943 in Copeland, KS. He attended Copeland High School where he played Football, Basketball and Track and graduated in 1962. He married Jacqueline (Dohrmann) Tyler October 20, 1963 in Dodge City, KS.

He passed away at home in Yuma, AZ after a long struggle with Prostate/Bone Cancer on July 15, 2019.

Jon spent his life in Agriculture Custom Harvesting/Hauling Grain and Cattle. He created and ran Tyler and Tyler Harvesting and Wheaties Incorporated from 1962 to 2000. He served as an officer on the US Customer Harvesters Association during his harvesting career. He finished his Agriculture career at Western Ag in El Centro, CA until he retired in 2016.

He enjoyed teaching those who worked for him that an American Harvest traveling across the country could be a memory of a "Lifetime". He used to tell parents who would let their sons go to harvest with him. "You send me your boy to work for me and I will send you home a man".

Jon was drafted by the U.S Army in 1966 and served with pride in Vietnam from 1967 to April 1968.

Jon enjoyed spending time with family, traveling, skiing in the Rockies, hunting large and small game around the world, sport fishing in fresh and saltwater, collecting guns of all types, and spending time at "coffee" with like-minded associates. After returning from the service he spent his winter months refereeing High School and State level Basketball. He enjoyed watching college football especially K-State football.

He was a member of the Copeland American Legion, US Custom Harvesters Association, Ducks Unlimited, National Rifle Association, North American Hunting Club and Rocky Mountain Elk Association. He served on the Copeland City Council.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years and 9 months Jacqueline D. Tyler of Yuma, AZ; sons Jon Eric Tyler hi wife Marianne (Reed) Tyler of Yuma, AZ; Jason M. Tyler of Overland Park, KS; sister Joyce (Tyler) Reynolds of Santana, KS. He is preceded in death by his father Ernest E. Tyler, mother Barbara F. Tyler, brother Fredrick Eldeen Tyler wife Virginia (Menzie) Tyler, Ronald E. Tyler wife Carrie (Koehn) Tyler, brother-in-law Jerry (J.R) Reynolds.

Johnson Mortuary is handling local arrangements, including cremation. Graveside services will be held at the Copeland Cemetery in Copeland, KS at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Yuma, Crossroad Mission, and the Copeland American Legion in his name.


  • Jacqueline Tyler, Wife
  • Jon Eric Tyler, Son
  • Marianne Tyler, Daughter-in-law
  • Jason M Tyler, Son
  • Joyce Reynolds, Sister


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Ron Thompson

July 22, 2019

So sorry to hear of your loss. So many good memories. Will cherish them always. Jackie, Eric and Jason & family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love as always,
Ron, Debbie and Roy Thompson

Lynne Paris

July 18, 2019

I remember with a smile how Uncle Jon tried to teach Jim and I how to play football. We were playing in the park by the water tower. He got so frustrated because we would drop the ball and take off running, imagine being 3 or 4 and seeing this big kid running after you. I can remember laughing and having alot of fun. I have other memories too, but this one is the best. Lots of hugs and prayers.

Gay Beth Moore

July 17, 2019

Always think of Jon and family with fond memories. Always willing to help any one. An excellent friend, referee, and family man. He will be missed by many. As a coach, I always appreciated the way he spoke to the players and coaches. Always willing to take time to explain. God Bless All of You!! He Always knew you and had time to talk to you. There are extra stars up there for you now. With love from the Moore Family. Gay Beth

Tony Martinez

July 17, 2019

Jon was a good son and fellow Copelandite.He played sports with my brothers and uncle where they had much success.As a player for the Vikings,Jon as a ref teed me up a few times as I may have been out of control.He will always be remembered as a good friend of my family and may he rest in peace.My most sincere condolences to his family.Sincerely,Tony Martinez

MItzi Brown

July 17, 2019

May you rest in peace now Jon, you fought a good fight. I came to know Jon thru mutual friends and then later worked for him for 10 years. We laughed, we cried and we wanted to kill each other at times. But none the less he was a great friend and always wanted help no matter what you needed all you had to do was ask. He was great friend to myself and my son. We had to laugh here at the office because Jon was one to go many hunting and fishing trips. We will never forget he was going to Africa a few years ago, all of us in the office were irritated at him because we just knew he was going to come back with Ebola!!! Needless to say he did not come back with Ebola ---
He made a million memories for sure.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
God Bless all of you in this time of need
Mitzi D Burch Brown

jimmy tyler

July 17, 2019

Jon made me what I am today, was yesterday, and will be tomorrow.

Mike Perkins

July 17, 2019

I was one of those young kids that Jon took on harvest and turned into a man. Many good memories of him. He will be missed. Prayers for all.