On Sunday, December 11th, Tyler Rosenthal passed away unexpectedly in a tragic car accident at the age of 21. Tyler was born on April 26th, 2001 to Bryan and Kristen Rosenthal in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. He attended Lincoln High School and graduated from Marion High School in 2019. He went on to study welding at Kirkwood Community College and was currently pursuing his journeyman’s certificate with Climate Engineering of Cedar Rapids.
Tyler was a builder. He was constantly building or rebuilding something, be it his car, his motorcycle or his relationships with himself and others. He was always diving passionately into another project or adventure. Tyler’s determination was evident and anyone who was unwittingly pulled into his next grand plan experienced this by their phone blowing up with nonstop messages.
Those that knew Tyler lost a shining star in their lives. He extended his kind heart to so many people, loving and caring completely. His infectious smile and happiness will be missed by all.
Tyler is survived by his parents, Bryan and Kristen Rosenthal; his grandparents, David and Maureen Bertelsen, Robert and Nadine Rosenthal, Sharon and Allan Batterman; his great-grandmother, Evelyn Travis; his aunts and uncles, Heather (Josh) Gerber, Melissa (Todd) Mills, Bobbie Jo Rosenthal, Travis Bertelsen (Leah Jungling); his cousins which he adored, Zach (Nicole) Bruck, Ella Gerber, Parker Gehrke, Caroline Mills, Logan Mills; and many special friends that felt like family.
A memorial service will be held at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories in Cedar Rapids, IA on December 16th, 2022, at 4 PM with a memorial visitation starting at 3 PM. A livestream of the service will be available on the Cedar Memorial website under the obituary for Tyler, under the video tab starting on Friday, December 16, 2022, starting at 4 PM. In lieu of flowers and in light of the holiday season, the family asks that you do something extra special for someone you love or for someone in need.