Date of Death:  January 22, 2023

Service Details

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers, with Pastor Carl Litchfield officiating.

Obituary Notice

Tyler Alexander Townsend, 22, of Three Rivers, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2023 at Bronson Methodist Hospital.

He was born November 7, 2000, in Three Rivers, the son of Kirk and Norma (Solis) Townsend.

Tyler attended Pathfinder Educational Center in Centreville, where his smile brightened up the classroom. He was loved by his family, friends, and caregivers.

Remaining to cherish his memory are his parents, Kirk and Norma Townsend; grandmother, Herlinda Solis; uncles, Joe (Theresa) Solis, Oscar (Keith) Solis, and Mark (Pat) Townsend; and aunts, Gloria (Ernest “Bill”) Parshall, Wendy (Chris) Pangle, and Alice Easterday as well as many cousins and second cousins.

Tyler was preceded in death by three grandparents and by one aunt.

Additional Information

Donations in Tyler’s memory may be directed to Pathfinder Educational Center or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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  1. Tyler had a smile that light up the room. He brought so much joy to so many people. I’m so blessed I was able to know him. Praying for you Norma and Kirk for God‘s comfort and peace. And what a blessing it was for him to have such wonderful parents.
    Love, Nurse Teena

    • Thank you Teena for your kind words about our son Tyler. He is missed terribly by his Mother and Father. We feel fortunate to have had Tyler in our family for over 22 years. There isn’t anything we wouldn’t do to have him with us again. Go with God my dear son!

      Kirk Townsend

  2. Our deepest condolences to our Michigan family. Our prayers are with you. To my cousin Norma I will miss seeing his picture in your posts. Even though I did not meet him, my heart is sadden for your loss. His beautiful smile made us smile back at his picture. RIP our beautiful Tyler.

    • Kirk and Norma, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything just let me know. He always had a wonderful smile on his face.

  3. He made the Pathfinder class bright with every smile and with every laugh. My son Jeremy and him went to school together for many years. They both spent so much time together.

    I’m sending all my love to the whole family.

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