|(Tuesday - January
05, 2021) - Tyler M. Bauer, age 22, of Iron Mountain, passed away on
Sunday, December 27, at UP Health Systems Marquette, following
complications from injuries sustained in a car accident.
was born in Iron Mountain on March 3, 1998, to Jeff Bauer and Kristal
Kusmitch. He was a lifelong resident of the Iron Mountain/Kingsford area
and graduated from Kingsford High School with the class of 2016.
Tyler, also known as Dj Baupoww, Kitty, Bauer, and Tiller, had a
contagious smile and laughter that all who knew him will never forget.
He had a way of making someone's darkest days brighter, just by being
who he was. He was the best big brother, son, and friend a person could
have and was known to say, "Life is short, live a little" when it came
to making decisions in everyday life. He had a zest for life that all
could see. He enjoyed spending time with all his friends, who felt more
like brothers to him. While growing up he loved spending time in
Hardwood with his grandparents and going on semi rides with his dad. He
enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family, along with Sunday dinners.
Tyler also loved spending his days with his girlfriend, Sara. He also
enjoyed spending time with his Great Dane, Willow. Some people say dogs
are a man's best friend, but to Tyler, Willow was so much more than
that. He also enjoyed his other pets including Ziggy, his bearded
dragon, and his cats.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents,
Jeff (Brenda) Bauer and Kristal (Butch) Kusmitch; sister, Haliauna
Kusmitch; brother, Gage Kusmitch; step-brother, Derek Collins; half
siblings, Sam and Emma; grandparents, Robert and Randi Kusmitch;
girlfriend, Sara; many special aunts, uncles, and cousins; as well as
many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention all by name.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mary and Robert Bauer;
grandfather, Donald Cowling; great-grandparents, Hannah and Joseph
Bauer; and an uncle, Donald Bauer.
Services will be held at a
later date. Burial will take place in Foster City Cemetery where he will
be laid to rest next to his grandparents.
Condolences to the
family of Tyler Bauer may be expressed online at:
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home
with the arrangements.