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Tyrone Wauben

Tyrone Phillip "Ty" Wauben

Wednesday, November 4th, 1964 - Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
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Tyrone “Ty” Phillip Wauben, aged 55, of Caledonia, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, October 22, 2020, after a long, courageous battle with Friedreich’s Ataxia. Ty was born to the late Phil Wauben and the late Mim Wauben on November 4, 1964, in Jackson, MI. He attended Kentwood Public Schools and graduated from East Kentwood High School in 1982. He went to Western Michigan University where he studied business and communications. After college, he worked at Hudson’s in sales and management before moving on to work at Grand Rapids Valve and Fitting Company with his dad and brother, Tom, for several years until his disease no longer allowed him to work.

Ty was an amazing son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. His smile was contagious to anyone who knew him despite the difficulties he faced on a daily basis. He was always in the audience supporting his niece, Grace, and her dance team or on the sideline, courtside, or baseball field rooting for his nephews, Matt and Alex, and all of their teammates. These times were the highlight of his week. Not only was he a dedicated uncle, he was also a true friend and special cousin to many.

He leaves behind brothers Tim Wauben and Tom (Amy) Wauben, niece Grace, and nephews Matt and Alex. A celebration of Ty’s life will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 28, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Kentwood, MI. His family will greet friends at the church from 9-10 a.m. If you plan to attend, masks are required. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Ataxia Foundation.
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Gina Belvo Lago

Posted at 03:30pm
As a former neighbor and babysitter of the Wauben boys, I will always remember Ty’s infectious smile and upbeat personality. Rest In Peace, Ty!
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Evelyn Belvo

Posted at 10:45am
Ty, you will always have a special place in my heart. Rest In Peace. Ev Belvo
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Rpfilerjr@embarqmail.com

Posted at 06:40pm
We lovingly say goodbye to one of our “sons of another mother” who have been a part of our lives for many years since he (Tim & Tom) were young. So many memories of camping together at Gorrell Lake with family & other friends, watching football at the home in Kentwood, dinners together there...and...staying in touch over the years, celebrating his Scorpio Birthday 11/4 with Richard’s on 11/5! We are greatful you are out of your pain & celebrating your eternal home. Love you always 💕 Sherry 🙋‍♀️ Dick 🙋‍♂️ Dave & Becky too!
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Love, The Conrads

Posted at 08:48am
In our thoughts and prayers. From our family to yours.
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Posted at 08:41am
With many loving memories, Ty will remain in our thoughts and hearts forever. With much love, Ben, Lani, Wil and Chris Thomas
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