Margaret Kathyrn Tyler
Margaret Kathyrn Tyler
  • April 27, 1928 - August 2, 2017
  • Lincoln, Nebraska

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Margaret M. (Schmer) Tyler, 89, passed away August 2, 2017.

Born, Tulsa, OK, April 27, 1928 to Samuel Arthur (Art) and Margaret (Janing) Schmer. She spent her first years in Great Bend, KS Denver, CO and Geneva, NE. Her family moved to Lincoln in 1932. She graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School and completed her education at Nebraska Wesleyan University. She was an elementary teacher of three grades in Elmwood, NE. She married Gerrit (Van) Tyler in 1949 and lived in northeast Lincoln her entire life. A charter member of Northeast Community Church and subsequently a life member of First United Methodist Church, she served as a Sunday School teacher and many other capacities within the church. Van and Marge founded Tyler Type Service in 1963, serving the publishing industry for 30 years. She enjoyed her volunteer work as a lay chaplain, completing that training at Bryan Hospital in 1983 and helped many people on the Personal Crisis telephone counseling line as well as at the hospital. She enthusiastically participated in a number of short-term missions trip with the Methodist NOMADS traveling service group all over the U.S. and Iquique, Chile, South America. She served on the board at 10,000Villages and volunteered at their store. Marge loved caring for her family of five sons, her house and garden, cooking, camping and traveling with Van in their RV. She and Van lived at GracePointe on the Tabitha campus in Lincoln for the last four years.

Marge is survived by her husband, Gerrit (Van) Tyler of Lincoln; her brother, Arthur C Schmer (Erma) of El Dorado Hills, CA; sons Gerry (Christie) Tyler of Wahoo, NE; David (Ginnie) Tyler, John (Cyndi) Tyler, and Mark (Carolyn) Tyler all of Lincoln; and Steven Tyler of Papillion, NE 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorial Service will be held on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 12:30 at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 South 14th Street, Lincoln, NE. Please designate memorial to First Methodist Church.