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Theresa B. Tyra

BARK RIVER — Theresa B. Tyra, 85, of Bark River, passed away early Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Christian Park Village in Escanaba.

She was born in Perronville on Sept. 24, 1934, daughter of John and Mary (Stozek) Pach.

Theresa was raised in Perronville and graduated from Bark River Harris High School.

She worked for over 27 years as a certified nursing assistant at Pinecrest until her retirement in May 2002.

On Aug. 31, 1957, Theresa married George “Bud” Tyra at St. George Church in Bark River.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish and was a treasurer and secretary for the ASCME union.

Theresa was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and loved watching the games, enjoyed gardening, watching movies, Polka music, working on puzzles and playing bingo.

Among survivors are her children, Scott Tyra of Bark River, Mich.; Sandra (John) Zubik of Homer Glen, Ill., Sharon Davis of Gaylord, Mich., and Sally Cory of Grand Rapids, Mich.; grandchildren, Matthew and Joshua Zubik, Kyle, Rachael and Kallista Cory; sister, Rose Koszla of Escanaba; and many nieces and nephews.

Theresa was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George “Bud”; and brothers, John, Michael, Joseph, Valerian, Francis and Thomas Pach; and sisters, Helen Rosak, Ann (George) Cabanting, Victoria Trychta, Jo (Anthony) Gaber, Mary Ann (Peter) Costabile.

A committal service will take place on Friday, Jan. 10, at 2:30 p.m. at the Gardens of Rest Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Darryl Pepin officiating. Entombment will take place immediately following.

A message of condolence may be directed to the family by visiting crawfordfuneralhomes.net.