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Obituary: Joseph J. Tylka

August 4, 1930 – April 22, 2024

Joseph J. Tylka Joseph J. Tylka, age 93, of Dyer, IN, formerly of Chicago Heights, IL, passed away peacefully Monday, April 22, 2024. Dearest brother of Louis M. (late Norma) Tylka, Lisa Galea, and the late Lottie Tylka, Anna (late Ben) Pacocha, Mary (late Bill) Magdziak, Edward Tylka, Helen Tylka, Bonnie Jablonski, and Richard Tylka. Loving uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Victoria Tylka. Joe was loved by his family and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Joe was a proud United States Coast Guard Veteran and a dedicated employee of Harbor Freight Railroad for many years.

Memorial Mass Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 10 a.m. directly at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church 7399 W. 159th Street, Tinley Park, IL, with Bishop Louis Tylka officiating. Inurnment Calvary Cemetery – Steger, IL.

For further information, please contact 219-322-7300.

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