Joseph George Tyson, 88, died Aug. 2, 2020, surrounded by his family, at MidMichigan Medical Center, West Branch.
Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, St. Helen, will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. Visitation will be held with precautions, due to the current pandemic, limiting the number of attendees at a given time. Memorial contributions may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Ogemaw County Deer Refuge.
He was born July 21, 1932, in Detroit, to Joseph and Minnie (Baker) Tyson Sr. He had lived in St. Helen since 1972 and was formerly of Warren. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1950 to 1952. On July 12, 1952, he and Norma Jean Shook were married in Royal Oak.
Mr. Tyson was a member of American Legion Post #416 in St. Helen and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed Westerns, being outdoors, fishing and feeding the animals.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Herb; and sister, Alice.
Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Jean Tyson; children, Janis (Butch) Steinhebel, Joseph G. Tyson, Charles (Peggy) Tyson, Jean (Mike) O’Halloran and Karen (RJ) Lake; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Marie; and many nieces and nephews.
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