COPELAND — Jon C. Tyler, 76, died on July 15, 2019, at home in Yuma, Ariz., after a long struggle with prostate and bone cancer. He was born to Ernest E. Tyler and Barbara (Bishop) on Dec. 21, 1943, in Copeland.

Jon attended Copeland High School and graduated in 1962. He married Jacqueline (Dohrmann) Tyler on Oct. 20, 1962, in Dodge City. He was drafted by the U.S Army in 1966 and served with pride in Vietnam.

Jon spent his life in agriculture custom harvesting and hauling grain and cattle. He created and ran Tyler and Tyler Harvesting and Wheaties Inc. from 1962 to 2000. He served on the Copeland City Council.

Jon is survived by his wife, Jacqueline D. Tyler of Yuma, Ariz.; two sons, Jon Eric Tyler of Yuma, Ariz., and Jason M. Tyler of Overland Park; and sister, Joyce Reynolds of Satanta.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Fredrick Eldeen Tyler and Ronald E. Tyler.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Copeland Cemetery. There is no visitation as cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Yuma, Crossroad Mission or the Copeland American Legion in care of Swaim Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 421, Montezuma, KS 67867. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at