Gene Arlen Tyler
HOLMEN -- Gene Arlen Tyler, of Holmen passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer, with his family by his side. Gene was born on French Island, Jan. 8, 1934, to Leslie G. and Violet M. (Aiken) Tyler, as the second oldest of seven children. He graduated from Logan High School in 1951, and then served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956 and was a Korean War veteran.
He married Betty Lou Nelson Livingston, June 29, 1956, at Olivet Lutheran Church and they were blessed with four children, during their 64 years of marriage.
Gene worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years and retired in 1989, as superintendent of Postal Operations.
Gene is survived by his wife, Betty; children, Kevin (Debbie) of La Crosse, Michael (Judy Rathke) of Holmen, and Lisa (John) Ebner of Brush Prairie, Wash.; grandchildren, Sarah, Nicole, Jacob, Mikayla, Ronlee and Joey; sisters, Dorothy Ritter and Linda (John) Wieczorik; brothers, Tom (Sherry), Milt (Marlene), and Paul (Elaine); sisters-in-law, Hazel Tyler, Linda (Bob) Kay and Bonnie Crogan. Gene was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in-law, John and Evelyn Livingston; his brother, Leslie; his son, Nick; grandsons, Joe and Andy; and brothers-in-law, Jack Ritter and Mike Crogan.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, private services will be held and burial with military honors will follow. Memorials in Gene's name may be given to the Coulee Region Humane Society. Complete obituary and online guestbook is available at www.schumacher-kish.com.