August 31, 1963 - July 11, 2021
Tyler W. Bontrager "Trigger", 57, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Sunday, July 11th, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital. A celebration of Tyler’s life will be held from 12 – 5 p.m. Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the Cedar Rapids Moose Lodge, 1820 W. Post Road SW. Military honors will be held at noon, prior to the celebration. Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cedar Rapids assisted the family. Tyler was born August 31, 1963, (four minutes after his twin brother, which he never let him forget) at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, California. He graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1981. Tyler was in the Navy from 1981 to 1985. On his return to Iowa he worked at the Anamosa Correctional Facility until he retired in 2018. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Lillian and Harlan Sailor; three sons, Chad Begley, Zach Bontrager, and Dalton Heick-Trump; grandson Tyse Lee; brother, Todd and wife Kim Bontrager; sister, Kim Bontrager; and his step-mother, Ruth Bontrager; half-sisters, Keri VanSant and Kala Bontrager; along with special niece and cousins: Ember, Danielle and Kylie; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Don Bontrager; his grandparents, Cecil and Mary Bontrager, and Thomas and Kathleen Hobson. Tyler enjoyed being with his family. You could often find him outside grilling or smoking meats. He loved to golf and enjoyed watching the Cardinals, Vikings and Hawkeyes play. We will miss him greatly. Flowers may be sent c/o Danielle Donner 231 Miller Avenue SW Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404 or donations may be sent to the Cedar Rapids Moose Lodge in memory of Tyler.
Tyler W. Bontrager "Trigger", 57, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Sunday, July 11th, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital. A celebration of Tyler’s life will be held from 12 – 5 p.m. Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the Cedar Rapids Moose Lodge,... View Obituary & Service Information
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