July 18, 1991-Feb. 14, 2010
Lifelong Frazee resident, Tyler Shipman, 18, lost his earthly battle with cancer at his home in Frazee and went peacefully to meet his heavenly father on Sunday February 14, 2010.
Tyler Jay Shipman was born to Jay and Daneele (Stoll) Shipman on July 18, 1991, at Dakota Hospital in Fargo. He attended Frazee High School as a senior until his illness. Tyler was baptized at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, in September 1991, and confirmed in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Evergreen, in April 2007.
Tyler was a very active young man who loved life. His favorite hobbies were snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, riding his ATV, and hanging out with his friends. One of his favorite pastimes was fishing with his dad and brother Carter. He also worked very hard with his dad building up their business, Shipman's Tree Service.
Tyler loved cars, especially Pontiac Fieros, and was fortunate enough to see his pride and joy fixed up to pristine condition in the last months of his life. He loved to drive fast and race anything with anyone. He recently began to take up RC remote control car racing and also completing model car kits. He smiled a lot, laughed a lot and was a blessing to those who knew him well. In the last months of his life battling cancer, he taught us all about bravery. His life was made better by the friends and family who surrounded him, and they will be forever changed for having Tyler as a part of their lives.
Surviving Tyler are his parents, Jay and Daneele (Stoll) Shipman of Frazee; sister Tiffany (21) of Grand Forks; brother Carter (10) of Frazee; sister Cassidy (8) of Frazee; grandparents Dean and Louella Shipman of Detroit Lakes; grandfather Ray Stoll of Osage; grandmother Joyce Cass of St. Cloud; great-grandfather Rome Villard of Detroit Lakes; great grandmother Erna Cass of St. Cloud; aunts and uncles, Kay (Shipman) Graham, Calvin and Tamra Shipman, Eugene Shipman, Shane and Krysteen Hjulberg and Dovie DiNicola; first cousins, Joe Callahan, Amanda Callahan, Josh Graham, Derek Shipman, Kristin (Andrew) Schock, Jesse Shipman, Kari Shipman, Joanna Shipman, Allison Hjulberg and Andrew Hjulberg; and also many other great aunts, uncles and generations of cousins.
Preceding him in death were his great grandparents, Charles Cass, Dallas and Vivian Lindsay and Mabel Villard.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, February 18, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church-Evergreen, rural Frazee, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.. It will continue one hour prior to services at the school on Friday.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday, February 19, at the Frazee High School in Frazee, with Reverend Anthony Cloose officiating. Casketbearers will be Tiffany Shipman (sister), Nathan Schumann (friend), Joe Lingl (friend), Derek Shipman (cousin), Jesse Shipman (cousin) and Kari Shipman (cousin), and honorary casketbearers will be Carter Shipman (brother) and Cassidy Shipman (sister).
Interment will be at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Evergreen.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Furey Funeral Home, Frazee.