Theresa B Tyra

Resided in Bark River, Michigan
Died January 7th, 2020

Theresa B. Tyra, 85, of Bark River, passed away early Tuesday, January 7th, 2020, at Christian Park Village in Escanaba.

She was born in Perronville on September 24, 1934, daughter of John and Mary (Stozek) Pach.

Theresa was raised in Perronville and graduated from Bark River Harris High School.

She worked for over 27 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Pinecrest until her retirement in May 2002.

On August 31, 1957, Theresa married George “Bud” Tyra at St. George Church in Bark River.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish and was a treasurer and secretary for the ASCME union.

Theresa was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and loved watching the games, enjoyed gardening, watching movies, Polka music, working on puzzles and playing bingo.

Among survivors are her children, Scott Tyra of Bark River, MI; Sandra (John) Zubik of Homer Glen, Il, Sharon Davis of Gaylord, MI, and Sally Cory of Grand Rapids, MI; grandchildren, Matthew and Joshua Zubik, Kyle, Rachael and Kallista Cory; sister, Rose Koszla of Escanaba; and many nieces and nephews.

Theresa was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George “Bud”; and brothers, John, Michael, Joseph, Valerian, Francis and Thomas Pach; and sisters, Helen Rosak, Ann (George) Cabanting, Victoria Trychta, Jo (Anthony) Gaber, Mary Ann (Peter) Costabile.

A committal service will take place on Friday January 10th at 2:30 p.m. at the Gardens of Rest Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Darryl Pepin officiating.  Entombment will take place immediately following.

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5 Tributes to “Theresa B Tyra”

  1. Theresa was a beautiful woman I admired. Always so grateful for everything. Will reminescene her forever. My condolences to Scott and Theresa’s family.

  2. To Scott and the family of Theresa, So sorry for the sadness in your hearts. May you find the loving support of your family and friends during this most difficult time. With Caring Thoughts and Prayers, Kathy Grill, CPV Activities Aide

  3. It was an honor and a privilege to have been able to take care of you. You will be very much missed. God speed sweet lady.

  4. So very sorry for your loss. Many wonderful memories of Theresa from my childhood.

  5. It was truly a joy to take care of Theresa. I remember she always loved to go down for bingo and watch the Packers on her TV. I will miss her dearly and I know all of CPV will as well. My prayers are with her and you, the family, as well at this difficult time.

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