Deanna "Dee Dee" Tyler


June 4, 1944 ~ September 8, 2023

Born in: Springfield, Illinois
Resided in: Mt. Auburn, Illinois

Deanna Darlene “Dee Dee” Tyler, 79, of Mt. Auburn, passed away at 1:20 a.m. on Friday, September 8, 2023, at Taylorville Skilled Nursing & Rehab.

Dee Dee was born June 4, 1944, in Springfield, the daughter of Russell and Dena Marie (Hagler) Huegel.  She graduated from Virden High School with the Class of 1964.  Dee Dee worked as a playground supervisor for Memorial School in Taylorville for 17 years, before accepting the same position at Mt. Auburn Grade School for 7 years.  When Mt. Auburn Grade School closed, Dee Dee transferred over to Stonington Elementary for a short time before retiring.  She also worked as a cook for several years at Green Gables while employed with the school district.  

Dee Dee married Fred L. Tyler on September 13, 1997, at Mt. Auburn, and they enjoyed nearly 26 years of marriage.  She was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville, and devoted member to the Mt. Auburn Lioness Club until its closure.  Dee Dee enjoyed vegetable gardening and crocheting. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Dee Dee is survived by her husband, Fred L. Tyler of Mt. Auburn; son, Anthony Hubbard of Mt. Auburn; sister, Linda (husband, Ernest “Pete”) Hohimer of Virden; and several nieces and nephews.

 Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 11, 2023, at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.  The funeral ceremony will follow the visitation at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor David Crouch officiating. 

Interment will follow the ceremony at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dee Dee’s family.

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Visitation: September 11, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home
202 West Franklin Street
Taylorville, Illinois 62568

Funeral Ceremony: September 11, 2023 11:00 am

Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home
202 West Franklin Street
Taylorville, Illinois 62568

Interment: September 11, 2023 12:15 pm

Mt. Auburn Cemetery

Mt. Auburn, IL

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  1. Dee Dee was a good person. When she finished her playground duties at Memorial School, she would volunteer to help in my district elementary librarian’s office where the work for the then 6 elem. schools was centered. She was responsible, always did her best, learned well, and was fun to be around. She loved the continued tasks and work with the books and other items. She would often take home worn-out books she and Anthony would enjoy. Darlene also helped in sorting and pulling cards at the Mt. Auburn library as preparations for closing it were made. After retirement, it was always a pleasure to surprisingly meet her at some store. Dee Dee shared her crocheting skills, her sense of humor, and joy of helping. Good memories.

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