Tyler LeRoy Evitt, age 35, of Ottumwa, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019, at his home in Ottumwa. He was loved by all, especially his mother and Danielle Davis of Des Moines, his very best friend who loved him unconditionally.
Tyler was born on May 14, 1983, in Sturgis, S.D., to Paul Wesley Evitt of Corydon and Sheryl Lee VanLoon of Eddyville. Tyler graduated from Wayne Community Schools in Corydon in 2002. He obtained his Associate of Arts degree from Indian Hills Community College in 2005, before furthering his education at Iowa State University in Ames where he was working toward an engineering degree. Unfortunately during this time Tyler’s brother, Cody Bayard Evitt, passed away. Tyler never accepted Cody’s death and it was very hard on him.
Tyler had a great sense of humor, was very ornery and loved spending time with his friends. He was a very talented welder and taught many people how to weld. In high school, he competed in the National High School Rodeo Finals in Springfield, Ill., with his partner and friend, Cody Wright from Lucas.
Tyler is survived by his mom, Sheryl Kaster of Albia, and his father, Paul Evitt of Corydon. Tyler is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and good friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Irvin and Patty VanLoon, Howard Evitt, and Evelyn Evitt; and a brother, Cody Evitt.
A private burial was held at Highland Cemetery in Eddyville.
“I love and miss you every day and I will see you in heaven one of these days. I love you, Tyler. I just want to thank everyone that has tried to get me through this and all of the friends that I have! It has been a hard road! Thanks, Sheryl”
An open memorial has been established to his mom, Sheryl Kaster of Albia.