Frank Tyner, 78

Frank E. Tyner, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., passed away peacefully on Jan. 28, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was 78 years old.

Frank was raised in Wabash. He started his career with the U.S. Navy as a cinematographer and photographer. After leaving the Navy, he moved to Las Vegas where he worked as a freelance contractor. He moved on to the Nevada test site where he worked for over 30 years assuming responsibility for production on government contract projects.

Frank led a life full of adventure. He traveled the world, had many amazing life experiences, but the beauty of Costa Rica captured his interest most of all, ultimately becoming his favorite vacation destination.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Julia Dawes and Lewis Tyner and his brother Gerald Tyner.

Frank is deeply missed by his life partner, Shannon Murphy; his son, Eric Tyner and daughter-in-law, Tanja (Hechler) Tyner; his treasured grandsons, Ryan and Blake Tyner, who will never forget their "papabear". Frank is also survived by his brother, Barton Tyner, of Fort Wayne; his sister, Dianne Linkenhelt, of Gainesville, Fla.; nieces, nephews, and countless number of friends.

"Do not stand at my grave and weep.

I am not there. I do not sleep.

Do not stand at my grave and cry.

I am not there. I did not die".

A celebration will be held to remember his unforgettable life.

Services were placed in the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the Tyner family at To send a free card to the family, go to



Posted on 2018 Feb 20