Ty Bernson

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died January 8, 2004

Ty Brently Bernson, age 29, of 516 Montana Ave.; Gladstone, died Friday, January 9th, 2004, as a result of an accidental drowning on Little Bay de Noc near the Gladstone shore.
Ty was born to Roy and Janet “Jan” (McConnell Bernson on December 10th, 1974 in Munising.and moved to Gladstone at age 3 with his family.

He was a 1993 graduate of the Gladstone High School and a 1998 graduate of Ferris State College, receiving his B.S. Degree in criminal justice.

Ty began his career in Clare, MI with the Clare County Sheriff Dept. as a deputy until returning to Gladstone in November of 2000 when he began working in the same capacity for the Dickinson County Sheriff Dept. In the summer of 2001, Ty began his employment with the Menominee County Sheriff Department until August of 2002 when he became employed for the State of Michigan for the Alger County Maximum Correction Facility in Munising as a corrections officer. Ty was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed any outdoor activities. Family and friends remember him mostly as a loving, kind, and generous individual and he was known to receive great pleasure in anonymously assisting people. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

Ty Bernson’s survivors include: his wife: the former Kristy J. Kline, whom he married May 28th, 2000 in Cadillac, MI; a 21 month old daughter: Aurora Naomi Bernson; a baby due to be born in 3 weeks; his parents: Roy and Janet “Jan” Bernson, of Gladstone. “Jan” is the owner of the “Clip-Art Gallery” of Gladstone; 3 Brothers: Roy (Pam Field) Bernson of Colorado Springs, CO; Troy (Rhonda) Bernson of Gladstone; Todd (Jackie) Bernson of Gladstone; Father-in-law: John Kline of Rid City, MI; Mother-in-law: Joan Kline of Lake City, MI; 2 nieces: Jenna and Haille Bernson of Gladstone; 3 nephews: Derek, Dylan, and Dayton Bernson of Gladstone; and aunts uncles and cousins

The family of Ty Brently Bernson will receive friends on Monday, January 12, at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and again of Tuesday, January 13th from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 p.m. Funeral services in the Episcopal faith celebrating Ty Bernson’s life will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at All Saints Church in Gladstone with clergy of the Trinity Episcopal Church, Rev. Ellen Jensen and Rev. Fr. Rayford Ray, officiating. Luncheon will follow services in the All Saints Church Fellowship Hall. Burial will be in the Fernwood Cemetery; Gladstone. Ty’s family respectfully requests memorials be directed to the family for memorial fund to be established for Ty’s children. Envelopes will be available at the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County who are assisting the Bernson family.

2 Tributes for “Ty Bernson

    Please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of your son and brother. I talked to my Mom Friday and she told me what a close and loving relationship you all shared. My heart and prayers go out to you. Please know that I will keep you in my prayers as you try to make sense of this tragedy and as you begin the healing process. Losing a son and brother is something is something we can relate to and can so easily understand the emotions you are experiencing now.With love and prayers,

    Toni (Marmalick) Marchese
    De Pere, WI

    My regard to the Bernson Family. Ty was such a happy, and vibrant person. He will be missed.

    Ingrid Klarstrom
    Lansing, MI

    Ty will be missed. I have been blessed to have known him. He always had a smile on his face and time to talk with you. He use to look out for me in our elementary school days. We had many laughs together. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    “The dead don’t die. They look on and help.”-D.H. Lawrence

    Melanie Caron
    Minneapolis, MN

    Ty, it was great knowing you. You were always fun t owork with. keep on watching over all of the deputuies. You will be missed.

    Sandy Lane
    Harrison, MI

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Ty was a great friend all throughout high school and was there for me whenever I needed him. He will be greatly missed.

    Laura (Kositzky) Vizineau
    Escanaba, MI

    Jan & Family,

    Our hearts go out to you and your family. You are all in our prayers.

    Jamie & Tina Doucette

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. He has provided many interesting memories from the Flat Rock bus!

    Kristen Hampton-Carlson
    Slinger, WI

    Roy, Jan and Family-

    Diane and I were so sorry to hear of the loss of Ty. The unexpected loss of a loved one is by far one of the most tragic things that we have to go through. For me, losing Ty is like losing a cousin or nephew. He was a large part of our family experience and was always there with a smile or saying something that will make you laugh. I could never thank Ty enough for his generosity in helping Jon drive our cars out to California for Diane and I. To hear he and Jon talk about their adventure and show them some of the beauty of California was a real treat for Diane and I and I will never forget that. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care.

    Matt, Diane and Allie Golzynski
    Fresno, CA

    Ty was a great guy, the bluff gang had a lot of great memories together and I am glad I got to know him. Although I hadn’t seen him for a while I’m sure he was the most caring father and friend you could have. I’m very sorry for your loss and will pray for Kristy and his child.

    Tanya “Rymkos” Hagerty
    Green Bay, WI

    I only knew Ty a short time before he left our dept. But I remember he always came to work with a smile on his face and was very enjoyable to be around. Our hearts go out to his family, his wife and his child. We will remember you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rosalind Swanson/Clare Co Sheriff Dept.
    Harrison, MI

    I had the pleasure of working with Ty when he was employed with the Clare County Sheriff Dept. He was a pleasure to work with and the deepest sympathies to his wife and family.

    Dina Castillo/Clare County Prosecutor’s Office
    Harrison, MI

    My deepest condolences for your loss. Ty was a fine young man and a pleasure to work with. He had a bright future in law enforcement and he will be missed.

    Norman E. Gage
    Harrison, MI

    I knew Ty for a short period of time when he worked here in our county. He was a very nice man and I am glad to have known him. I am very sorry for your families tremendous loss.

    Christal, Clare County Prosecutor’s Office
    Harrison, MI

    I have known Ty for as long as I can remember… Growing up, I could see his house from my backyard. I remember once when we were 4 or 5 years old, he saw my friend Bridgett and I running through the sprinkler and he came over to join us. We didn’t want to play with a “yucky boy” so we ran away. My older sisters teased that we must have had a crush on “Ty-zan” (as they called him). Although I haven’t seen him in years, I have so many memories of him and in every one, he’s got that big smile. I’m so sorry he’s gone, and my heart goes out to his loved ones who have to try to get by without him.

    Pam (Vetter) Jessen
    Green Bay, WI

    Hey Ty,
    It’s been 16 years since you left us buddy. I still think about you and talk to my kids about you. wee wee wee ! 🙂

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