WELLINGTON - Tyler Joseph McLean "TMAC", 20 years of age, and a resident of Wellington, suddenly passed away on Monday, December 26, 2011.
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He was born April 2, 1991 in Oberlin. Tyler was raised in Spencer Township and attended Black River High School where he enjoyed playing football as number 33, a stand out fullback. He had moved to Wellington in July of 2011. Tyler was employed as a machine operator at Whirlaway. His hobbies included baseball, fishing and hunting. Tyler was also very artistic.
Tyler will be missed by; his father and stepmother Shannon and Hayley McLean of Spencer and their children Cole, Devon, and Keyera McLean, as well as by his mother and stepfather Buffy and Jason Lukachko (nee: Patterson) of Amherst and their children Jona, Hayden, and Kiefer Lukachko; paternal grandparents John and Gerrie McLean of Grafton; maternal grandfather Kenneth Neely of Amherst Township; and his girlfriend Brittnay Hoffman.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Carolyn Neely (nee: West) in May 2005.
Friends may call Saturday, December 31, 2011 from 1 - 4 and 6 - 9 p.m. at the Hempel Funeral Home; 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Charles Livermore, associate pastor of Kipton Community Church, will officiate. Burial will be in River Road Cemetery, LaGrange Township.
Additional information and online register book are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning Journal on Dec. 29, 2011