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Tyler Panitzke Sept. 27, 1990 - Sept. 22, 2008

REDWOOD FALLS -- Tyler Lee Panitzke, 17, of Redwood Falls, died Monday at his home.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls with burial in the Redwood Falls Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to St. John Lutheran School. The Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Sept. 27, 1990, in Redwood Falls to Randall and Joyce (Zimmerli) Panitzke. He grew up in Redwood Falls and attended elementary school at St. John Lutheran School in Redwood Falls. He was a senior at Redwood Valley High School at the time of his death.

He was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. This past summer, he worked for the City of Redwood Falls and was a personal care attendant at Divine Home.

He is survived by his parents; brothers: Chris Panitzke of Renville and Mike Panitzke at home; sisters: Megan Panitzke and Shelby Panitzke, both at home; grandparents: Al and Darlene Zimmerli of Renville and Leroy and Rosemary Panitzke of Belview; and a niece: Ava Ochs-Panitzke of Burnsville.

He was preceded in death by an uncle.