Matt Tyner, 51, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Mr. Tyner graduated from Huntington North High School in 1988. He currently worked as general laborer with the Huntington County Highway Department. He was a 4-H leader in Huntington County for 22 years. He was also leader of the We Win Dallas Township 4-H Club. He was awarded the "Outstanding Leader of the Year" in 2018. He was also a member of the Huntington County Cattleman for 33 years, serving as president for many years locally. He won "Outstanding Young Cattleman" from the Indiana Beef Cattle Association in 2001. He served on the Huntington County Fair Board for two terms, as well as President of Huntington Co. Leaders for four years. He was a member of the Mt. Etna Fire Department No. 533 for 32 years, where he was lieutenant and captain. In 2004, he was awarded the Huntington County Fire Chiefs Fire Fighter of the Year. He assistant chief at the Andrews Fire Department for eight years and spent 15 years there total. He was a Livestock Showmanship Judge throughout Indiana. He was part of the Polk Township Advisory Board. He was also on the board of directors for Monument City Cemetery. He was also a herdsman for Carl Red Polls, of Huntington, traveling all over North America to shows and sales and he exhibited at numerous national shows.
He was born on Oct. 23, 1969, in Huntington, to John and Donna Shaw Tyner. He married Angie M. Landrum on June 23, 1990. She survives.
Additional survivors include one brother, Wade (Gina) Tyner, of Huntington; one sister, Holly (Scott) Tyner Landrum, of Huntington; and one brother-in-law, Randy Landrum, of Huntington.
He was preceded in death by a son, Dustin Matthew J. Tyner.
Calling will take place on Friday Jan. 29, from 3 to 7 p.m., at Heritage Hall at Hier’s Park, 547 S. Briant St., Huntington. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 10:30 a.m., at Hier’s Park, with Jason Meier and Rev. Jason Parsons officiating. Masks and social distancing are required.
Burial will be at Star of Hope Cemetery, Huntington.
Memorials may be made to the Huntington County 4-H Association or the Mt. Etna Fire Department, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington.
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