Funeral services are scheduled for were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009 at W.S. Scott Auditorium on the Campus of Cowley College in Arkansas City.
The family will greet friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Tyler was born Jan. 18, 1986, in Winfield to Robert D. and Reatha L. (Bruner) Juden.
He was reared and educated in Arkansas City, graduating from Arkansas City High School in 2004.
He was active in football and track. Tyler was involved in competitive shooting from a very young age. He attended NRA Whittington Center in New Mexico and also served as counselor.
Tyler continued his education at Cowley College. He entered the United States Army in 2004, and was currently assigned to Troop C, 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan.
Sgt. Juden's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Parachutist Badge and the Combat Infantry Badge.
Tyler attended the Maple City Christian Church. He was baptized along with his sister at the Dexter Christian Church, in June of 1996, by Pastor Norman Reeves.
Tyler was a member of the NRA and the Spencer-Ralston Post 1254 VFW.
Survivors include his parents Bob and Reatha of the home, a sister Jacey Juden of Arkansas City; grandparents Carrie and Don Elbrader of Fort Scott, Charles and Mary Bruner of Uniontown; great-grandmother Lois Bruner of Missouri; aunts and uncles Gary Bruner of Paola, Vicki Richardson of West Branson, Missouri, Terry and Linda Juden of St. Charles, Missouri, Steven and Christie Andrews of Arkansas City, Randy Juden of Denver, Dale and Tracy Adams of Udall, Troy Juden of Arkansas City and many other relatives, friends, and fellow soldiers.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Dub and Lou Juden, an aunt Nancy Jones and an uncle Andy Juden.
The family has established Tyler Juden Youth Shooting Scholarship. This scholarship will send a Cowley County youth to NRA Whittington Center shooting camp in Raton, New Mexico. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Arrangements are being made through the United States Department of Defense and the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home of Arkansas City.
Online condolences may be made at www.rindt-erdman.com