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may 27, 1986 – may 31, 2023
Tyler Whalen, age 37, passed away on May 31, 2023.
Tyler was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Mark and Theresa Whalen.
Tyler is survived by his mother, Theresa Whalen, his significant other, Karrie Norgren, his daughter, Lyric Whalen, his sister, Brooke (Duston) Anderson, and his nieces, Lillie, and Hazel Anderson.
He was preceded in death by his father, Mark Whalen, and his grandparents.
Tyler was generous, kind, loving, hardworking and hilarious. He was a caretaker and a big teddy bear. He had the biggest heart and would give the shirt off his back to anyone who needed it. In the moments he was not doing for others, he was playing with his daughter, Lyric. She was his pride and joy. He loved teaching her how to hit a baseball or taking her to fish. He was a proud father, provider of his family, a great son, a loving brother, and friend. Tyler will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Visitation will be held Monday, June 12, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 2155 Compton Road, 45231 (follow the blue line to the left upon entering the memorial park).
Services for Tyler Whalen will be held on Monday, June 12, 2023, at 6:00 PM at Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with Brooke Anderson, officiating. Burial will take place at a later time at Arlington Memorial Gardens in the Garden of Roses.
In memory of Tyler’s life, donations can be made to The Prospect House https://theprospecthouse.org/donate/. The Mission of Prospect House is to provide high quality drug and alcohol treatment in a long-term residential setting to men who are ready to find recovery and change their lives. Tyler enjoyed helping others who needed assistance.
“Tyler, We spent so many days and nights together hanging out, swimming, skating, kings island, and more. I never thought a day would come where you wouldn’t be apart of this Earth. My heart breaks so much. Especially for your family and your beautiful daughter. You were there for me whenever I needed you, no questions asked. You were my very best friend. I feel sorry for anyone who didn’t have the privilege to know you. Thank you for all of the wonderful memories that we made together. Until we meet again. I love you.”
“This one hurts. I could go on and on about memories but the one constant was that you ALWAYS had my back. You were the brother I never had and my best friend. People say guys and girls can’t really be just friends. You are proof that’s true, When I was going through it you would crash on my couch just to make sure I was ok. Iv called you pissed off and you would tell me come over and you would pop in a movie and make me laugh until I forgot why I was mad. I hate that we went down different paths, maybe thing would be different…but you will always be my bff especially when it’s cloudy with a chance of meatballs…because lasagna. Love you buddy”
“Tyler was a wonderful dad and a great help to Karrie. He was a big old teddy bear and strong as an ox. He always wanted to help anyone at anytime. I’m so heartbroken. He seemed to be doing so well and we were all so hopeful that he was turning around for good. He leaves a huge hole that no one can fill. We will miss him so much. Lyric adored him so much. That is the hardest part. RIP Tyler. God take care of Karrie, Lyric, Teresa, and Brooke.”
“I didn’t have the opportunity to work with Tyler very much but in that short time I can say that he worked hard and could raise morale with his infectious spirit.”
“What can I say about Ty He was like a little Brother to Me I could always count on him for anything and He knew the same about Me He absolutely loved His girls and Karrie I’m really going to Miss You Tyler We had so many good times I can’t even think of them all he was the life of the party and someone You could count on always Rest In A Player’s Paradise that only You deserve Love You little Brother”
“I only knew Tyler through work but he was one hell of a man. I could tell he had a big heart and very loud if he was on the jobsite trust me you would know lol. Love ya brother rest in peace with all the good ones who gone before you..god bless your family and Amen”
“I had the pleasure to work with Tyler the past few years at Messer. He always had a smile on his face and brought a great change of pace and happiness to the job. Tyler is and will be missed.”
“I knew Tyler through Karrrie, lyric and Kristin. He was always grilling out for everyone and always there when he was needed. He will be forever missed.❤️”
“I was lucky enough to not only call Tyler a friend but he was my family. We have known each other for the last 27 years & over those years we have went through so much together good, bad, happy and sad. But at the end of the day I knew he was always there. Ty I love you, your mom and your sister and I will check in on them! ❤️ Give my brother a big hug for me.. I know he’s over the moon to see you!”