Tyler R. Jeck, 19, of Pittsburg, died July 16, 2011, at Beaver Lake at Rogers, Ark.
Mr. Jeck was born Dec. 22, 1991, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of David and Deborah Tyler Jeck. Tyler was a student at Baker University at Baldwin City, Kan. Tyler was raised in Pittsburg, attended St. Mary's grade school, and graduated in the class of 2010 at Colgan High School. He was a pre-med student at Baker University at Baldwin City, Kan., playing baseball on a scholarship. He played football, basketball and baseball at Colgan and was four-time 2A state baseball champ and one year 2A champ in basketball.
He was a 4.0 student in high school and also at Baker University. He worked for New Hope in Pittsburg this summer. He was a student council member and National Honor Society member while at Colgan. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg.
Survivors include his parents, David and Deborah Jeck of Pittsburg; a brother, Stuart Jeck of the home; two aunts, Elizabeth Dittmann and family of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Vicki Hudson and family of Joplin, Mo.; an uncle, Richard and Marilyn Jeck and family of Tucson, Ariz.; and 12 cousins.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m., Monday, July 25, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg with the Revs. Michael Baldwin, Thomas Stroot, Larry Parker and Brian Nelson as celebrants. Burial will be at Highland Park Cemetery at Pittsburg. Rosary will be at 5 p.m., Sunday, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church where the family will receive friends following the rosary.
The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorials to Tyler's dream to further Stuart's education and baseball career at West Virginia University. Donations may be sent to, or left at, Bedene Funeral Home, 517 E. Washington, Box 621, Arma, KS, 66712.