Visitation held for 19-year-old killed in Three Oaks fire

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

THREE OAKS, Mich. A visitation was held Sunday for a 19-year-old who was among the victims of Thursday's deadly Three Oaks house fire.

Kyle Tyler of New Troy died at the home along with his girlfriend, Anna Peak, 20, and her grandparents Orville Kiernan, 77, and Leota Kiernan, 76. All four died of smoke inhalation.

On Sunday, family and friends came together to remember Tyler.

"So many friends of his have reached out and have brought me so many stories they've shared of Kyle and the times they've spent with him and Anna," said Kyle's mother, Felicia Tyler. "Just knowing those two kids and how happy they both were and how much in love they were."

A celebration of life service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Pobocik Funeral Home on Ash Street in Three Oaks.

Kyle's mother said the teen was friendly, loving and will be missed by his family most of all.

"He was very loved. His father and I loved him so much and we loved him so deeply," Tyler said. "We're not a very rich family, but we were extremely wealthy with love."

Tyler says the homeowner's insurance that the Kiernan family had does not cover non-residents. Because Tyler was only an occupant at the time of the fire, his family has set up a memorial fund to help pay for his services. Anyone interested in donating can do so at any Fifth-Third Bank branch to the Kyle Tyler Memorial Fund.

The family also hopes to raise money to put a bench in Kyle and Anna's favorite place, Dewey Cannon Park in Three Oaks.

"To me, it's something that his friends can have a place to come and sit with Kyle and Anna," Tyler said.

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