Tyler J.P. Stephan

Tyler James Paul Stephan, 18, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at noon at Purdue University in West Lafayette.

Mr. Stephan was a 10-year member of Huntington County 4-H and achieved Eagle Scout with Boy Scouts of America Troop 465 in North Manchester. In the summertime, he worked at Carol’s Corner in South Whitley and worked at Indiana Box in Huntington during high school. He was a 2018 graduate of Huntington North High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society. He was a Junior Rotarian and a youth board member for the Huntington Farm Bureau Co-op.

Mr. Stephan was involved in Bass and Bucks Archery Club in Wabash County. He was in his first year attending Purdue University, studying design and mechanical engineering. He worked in the Purdue Transportation Department and was in the Purdue Off Road Club. He was a member of Evangelical United Methodist Church in Huntington, where he worked in the children’s daycare and was involved in the youth group.

He was born March 27, 2000, in Fort Wayne to Ernie H. and Tami Giddens Stephan. His parents survive in Huntington.

Additional survivors include two sisters, Brittney Stephan, of Sterling Heights, MI, and Marissa Stephan, of Huntington, and grandparents Mike and Jean Stephan, of Huntington.

Calling is Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at 11 a.m. at First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall, 631 E. Taylor St., Huntington, with Rev. Dr. Marti Lundy and Rev. Brittney Stephan officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service. Burial will be in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Huntington.

Memorials are to Evangelical United Methodist Church, Boy Scouts of America Troop 465 or Huntington County 4-H Fair, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.
    
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