Tyson Chaney

tyson chaney
Tyson was 24 and born and raised in Fargo, ND He attended Fargo South High School and received his GED from Woodrow Wilson High School. Tyson always had a passion for cooking and creating new dishes. He was employed at Porter Creek from its opening until the time of his passing. Tyson loved being with his family and friends. He loved going to music festivals, collecting art prints and art pieces. Tyson loved going on scouting trips, which included at trip to Philmont. He also enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. Tyson will be dearly missed by his mother, Lori (Mike) Morse; father, Derrick (Andrea) Chaney; siblings, Danielle (Zac) Zimmerman, Dustin Chaney, Kris Jacobs, and Garrett Chaney; his grandmothers, Betty Erickson and Joan Chaney; aunts and uncles, Bill and Terry Toops, Dennis Chaney, Dana and Mike Larson, Denise and Richard Cashion, Ron and Jen Erickson, Todd and Lisa Wibstad, and Kristin Moeller; several dear cousins; and many friends. Tyson was met in Heaven by his grandfathers, Isom Chaney and Ronald Erickson; uncles, Douglas Chaney and Kelvin Moeller; and cousin, Jason Toops.

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  1. Dear Lori and Mike I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss, Andrea and family! Please know you are in my prayers for peace in this difficult time!

  3. We are so sorry for your loss. Tyson was an amazing man! We wish we could be there for you and say goodbye to Tyson. I’ll keep the memories of “Camp Grandma” very close to my heart. Love you,

    Beth, Rob, Drake, and Ireland

  4. Our deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers from our family to yours during this very difficult time.

    Love, The Bintz Family
    Scott, Shannon, Katie (Joey), Katelyn (Andrew & Charlie), Meghan, Cameron, Sam & Mary

  5. Dear Mike and Lori, We are so moved in sorrow at your loss. Our prayers are with you now and alway’s.

  6. There are no words at a time like this. I ask God’s comfort and blessings on all of you, with my love, Aunt Phyllis

  7. Adam & Tyson had a mutual friend – Nick
    Burbank in high school. Tyson came over to our house a few times. He was polite (compared to Adam & Nick j/k) & had alot of different interests which made him easy to talk to.
    I am so sorry for your loss. Nick told
    me about Tyson today- as I was telling him the details of Adam’s Celebration of Life Service.
    My heart goes to your entire family Beth
    (Adam Melle’s mom)

  8. Lori and Mike, Derrick and Andrea and families. There are no words to adequately express my sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jeanne

  9. Dear Lori, Mike and family,

    There are no words to express how sad I am about Tyson’s passing. I pray for you to find strength and healing in the coming days, and remember…the sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay for the blessings of having had them in our lives. Your tears represent the loving bond you have with Tyson, and that bond will live on forever.

    God Bless,
    Gail and Kevin

  10. Our hearts go out to Lori, Michael, Danielle, Garrett and the rest of Tyson’s family.
    “May the path to the heavens rise up to greet him.”

  11. I am sorry to hear of your loss. You have all been on my mind for days. The sorrow seems impossible to overcome, and at times it is. There is no magical cure or words I can offer, but I can offer my heart and my ears. You can call on me anytime for a shoulder to cry on or someone to talk to. I wish you the best for the worst of times. Remembering the good in Tyson is the best thing you can do. He has a wonderful family that raised him to be warm and kind. He is now looking out for you all from somewhere up above.

    Love from the Small’s: Micah, Laura, Justice & Bradyn.

  12. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. It is tough to lose someone so young who still had a good life ahead of him.. Remember the good times with him–it will help ease the pain. Betty Kerns

  13. Andrea and Derrick, I’m so sorry for your loss. My family is praying for all of you.

  14. So sorry to hear about this. Nobody should every have to suffer the death of their child and yet it happens. We will pray for you and those around you. Brien and Darla

  15. Tyson was such a bright star in a dark world, he always put a smile on my face. Im so very sorry for your loss and your in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. I was Tyson’s 7th grade English teacher and later the librarian at South. One of my memories of Tyson was sitting with him in the library as he proudly talked to me about Philmont. He showed me pictures and talked about this terrific experience. I enjoyed visiting with Tyson in the South library. He had an infectious smile.

  17. Dear Lori and family….my heart goes out to all of you during this time. May God wrap his loving and comforting arms around you today, tomorrow and always. Hugs and blessings.

  18. Our deepest sympathies. We were saddened to hear about Tyson’s passing. We knew him from scouts and he was a fine young man. We are truly sorry for your loss.
    Doug, Michelle, Luke, Ben and Olivia Angst

  19. We are holding you all in our hearts; sending you prayers for comfort and strength through this difficult time!

  20. We are so sorry for your loss. Our love and prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

  21. We are so sorry.
    Life is such an uncertainty.
    We are praying for you all during this MOST difficult time.
    Words cannot express how saddened we feel for EACH of you!
    We will continue to pray that GOD continues to lift you up and remind you that Tyson is so very much loved not only by all his family and friends but even deeper by GOD.
    May you know you are in many prayers and please let GOD carry you until you feel you can let him walk beside you, whether it takes a month, year or longer.
    GOD loves you all and Tyson is whole and happy as he enters eternal life.

  22. I am very sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. Life is a precious gift, yet can be so short. God has promised to one day soon eliminate death forever, along with all sickness, pain and sorrow. (Rev.21:4) He has also promised to reunite us with our loved ones on a restored paradise earth. The Bible says he longs to do this. (John 5:28,29; Psalm 37:11,29; Job 14:14,15) I hope these scriptures will be of comfort to each of you and bring you peace during this very difficult time.

  23. We were so happy to be a small part of Tyson’s life he was a great friend to our boy’s Andy and Chris and we had many great and funny moments in Boy Scouts.(Good Morning Time to wake up)
    I don’t ever think I saw Tyson without a huge grin on his face.
    Stu, Julie, Chris, Andy and Matt Landburg

  24. We send our condolences and extneded prayers during this most difficult time. With love, Chad, Debbie, Charlie & Rachel

  25. Sincere sympathy at this sad time. My son, Travis and Tyson were classmates and friends.
    I’m certain that Trav would be attending the service today if he was able to. He sends his thoughts and prayers for the family. Rest in peace, Tyson

  26. I am so sorry for your loss!! I can’t believe this is happening all over again! Mike & Lori I am praying for your Family, that you find peace, and the lords arms be wrapped around you tight!

  27. Tyson was truly a one of a kind friend. He always had open ears and an open heart, you could talk to him about anything without fear of judgement. He helped me and many others through tough times and I will be forever grateful for that. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Rest in peace buddy. Gone but not forgotten.

  28. Tyson was my student in tenth grade English; I remember exactly where he sat, front seat, middle row. He had a wonderful smile and an easy disposition. I was sorry to hear of his passing and hope you find comfort knowing many people are thinking of you all at such a difficult time. Kathy Dixon

  29. So sorry to hear of your loss. I was a bus driver for Fargo schools and i remember Tyson as a student on my route when he was in middle school. I remember him as a young man who loved to have have fun and tease people, and most of all make people smile. I am sure he will be greatly missed by many people. I will be praying for your family. May God comfort you and bring you peace.

  30. Derrick and Andrea: I am so sorry for your tragic loss. I can’t think of anything more difficult for a parent than the loss of a son (or daughter). My thoughts and prayers go out to you and other family members and friends.

  31. Hey Tyson,

    Today, I brought up memories we shared to my students. Boy scouts, adolescents, and trying to navigate life with a teenager brain. You made me smile so much. I really miss you, man.

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