Tyler Joseph Wilcox
1998 - 2018
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Tyler Joseph Wilcox

Des Moines - Tyler Joseph Wilcox was born July 10, 1998, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Robert and Jaci (Johannes) Wilcox. He attended elementary and middle school at St. Joseph Catholic School. Tyler graduated from Dowling High School in 2017. He achieved his C# Certification from DMACC and was currently enrolled as a freshman at Grandview University majoring in computer science. He enjoyed camping, helping at his church, and was just an all-around happy person. He was on his way to his final day of his semester when he tragically died Thursday, April 19, 2018, due to injuries sustain in an automobile accident. He was 19 years old.

All services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3300 Easton Blvd, Des Moines. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 24th with a Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 25th. Cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

Extended obituary may be viewed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

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Published in the Des Moines Register on Apr. 22, 2018.
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July 30, 2019
Man, I miss Wilcox so much. This was something undeserved. I remember playing football with him in middle school and he would just laugh at every little thing. He did so much so that we nicknamed him giggles for the season. I remember another time freshman year during football when we were conditioning we went and hid behind a shed and got caught. When asked what he was doing, "oh nothing coach". He was a one of a kind and me and his friends still frequently think about him. Rest Easy.
Trevor T
April 25, 2018
Wilcox Family,

I want to extend my deepest condolences to you as you mourn the loss of Tyler. My first thought when I think of him is sitting on my living room floor playing with a nerf gun. Tyler had such a great energy about him. Our boys haven't played in years but I've always thought highly of both of them. I'm so, so sorry for your loss.
- Your old neighbors across the street,
Traci, Dylan and Damion
Traci Gordon
April 24, 2018
Dear Wilcox Family,

My deepest sympathy to you in the passing of Tyler. May Faith sustain you now and in the days ahead.

Tyler was not my student at DCHS but I do remember how exciting it was when Tyler won Homecoming King! What a wonderful memory! It was thrilling.

You are in our thoughts and prayers; you all have been the special intention of each class for days and will be in the days to come.

"Those who live in the Lord never see each other for the last time." - Goethe


Judy Chamat, DCHS World Language Dept.
Judy Chamat
April 24, 2018
I have no words to ease the pain. I only have arms to hold you, tears to cry with you and a heart that breaks with yours. I shall hold you up to God until you are able to walk beside us once again.
Ma Bolen
April 23, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Prayers sent for you family
Robert Noble Sr
April 22, 2018
Tyler frequently stoped into the gas station I work at. He always had a warm welcoming smile and upbeat attitude. I have only had a handful of conversations with him but he came off as a genuine, good, sweet guy. To his family as you mourn his loss know that his smile and personality left an impression on a person that never officially met him. I hope that speaks to you about the kind hearted person a stranger saw in him. May you rest in peace sweet guy.
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