Tyler Goeggel

July 3, 1994 ~ May 14, 2013

Tyler is at peace now. Our son is soaring through the world at Godspeed and at each destination he has God and his Grandparents to hold him. He is not trapped by what he called his erratic mind. Even though it was a brilliant, beautiful, thoughtful, and caring mind, it also, in the end trapped him.
Tyler left a beautiful final letter to let everybody know that it wasn't anybody's fault and that he will be happy and at peace now. He knew how much he was loved, how proud his family was of him. He also wanted to leave a "short comment" to everybody…. if you "get depressed, have suicidal thoughts, or anything like….get help right away". This is what he didn't do for so many years. He just kept fighting this internal battle in silence and by the time he let people into the truth, he felt it was too late. As hard as it is to believe, there were no imminent signs until he decided to let us in. Tyler never seemed depressed or unhappy. In fact, it was quite the contrary.
He was close to his family and friends, he enjoyed volunteering at the SW Humane Society, and working at Fred Meyer. He was an exceptional student and was six weeks away from completing his high school diploma at Camas High School and his Associates Degree at Clark Community College. He had been accepted at the University of North Dakota to pursue his passion to become an Air Traffic Controller.
~ To know Tyler was to love Tyler. ~
He will be missed more than any words written on paper can express by his family and all that knew him.
Tyler leaves behind his parents, John and Kim Goeggel; brother, Blake Goeggel; grandmother, Darla Kasserman; and many more extended family.
We will be celebrating his much too short life on Sat., June 1st at 11:00 a.m. Services will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church, 824 NE 4th Ave. in Camas, WA.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the:
Tyler Goeggel Air Traffic Control Scholarship Fund
at the UND Foundation, 3501 University Ave., Stop 8157, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8157
or contact [email protected]
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.

Published by The Columbian on May 19, 2013.
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My baby Tyler....I miss you more everyday. Your energy, light, sweet smile, curiosity, love....everything about you. I will love you forever...until we meet again...my baby boy. Mommy
June 9, 2014
Will continue to remember Tyler and his family with love and prayers for all of you.
Barbara Weikel
May 29, 2014
My Dear John and Kim,

I have no words to describe how I felt when I heard about your Tyler. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Ginny
Ginny Cameron
September 23, 2013
Tyler you will be missed by the Vatsim community! Rest Well Bud
Zach Spitler
July 8, 2013
Tyler, When I woke up this morning it was from a dream. We were sitting around the fire singing, telling jokes and laughing. It was bittersweet; I was able to re-live a fond memory but aware of the void. I am sad for you, Blake, Kim & John....I am thankful for the time we did get to share. Rest in peace and Godspeed my friend.
Tom Freeman
July 2, 2013
It is said that a person dies when they are forgotten. From Tyler's humorous laugh to the everlasting friendship that he created, Tyler will forever be in my heart. Although words cannot express my complete condolences, I want to thank you, Kim and John for raising such an excellent child who encouraged me to learn all that I can, to find a passion, and to live. Blake, you've always been a younger brother to me and we will continue to be a family. I've never left you or your parents and will always be here for you. Despite the normal brotherly feuds, Tyler always had something positive to say about you whenever we talked. You were an amazing brother to him.

I love all of you and thank you for blessing me and many others with such an amazing friend.
Matthew Orellana
June 18, 2013
Go with God Tyler!

Uncle Jeff
Aunt Chris
Cousin Bill
Cousin Desiree
Cousin Matthew

Brea, CA
San Diego, CA
June 4, 2013
John, Kim and Blake:
Chris, Matthew, Bill, Desiree, and I are heartbroken for you over the loss of Tyler. Tyler was wise beyond his years, and a kind soul with a big heart. I enjoyed talking air traffic control and aviation with him, and seeing how he would totally light up when he really got into the conversation. I know he loved you all very much...it was easy to see! As we are family, please let us know if there is anything we can do.
We would like to leave you with this thought until the time when you are all together again:

I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the stars that shine at night.
Please do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.

Go with God Tyler!!

We love you all,

Uncle Jeff, Aunt Chris, Cousin Bill, cousin Desiree, Cousin Matthew.
June 4, 2013
Prayers for the family.
June 4, 2013
To the family of Tyler, I did not know him, but my heart aches for his family at this sorrowful time. My son died a year ago Christmas, and I have questioned why. Maybe like Tyler, Michael was hoping for a better life. Please accept my very sincere condolences for the passing of your son,
Helen Tallman
June 2, 2013
Our hopes and prayers are with you. Tyler touched many lives in his short time with us and he will never be forgotten.
Rich Gerrish
June 1, 2013
Kim & Family-

I am so sorry to hear about this...you are in my thoughts.
Gary Turner
May 30, 2013
Dear Goeggel Family,
We were broken hearted to hear of the loss of your precious son. Our hearts grieve with yours. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Tyler is a huge loss to our community. We appreciate your courage in sharing and the help it will give others. We are encouraged by his scholarship fund and that he continue to be remembered and bless others. Your Camas Friends, The Dyehouses Tom, Cheryl and Brennan
May 29, 2013
Prayers for you guys haven't seen you in years it felt like just yesterday we were just the kids of the neighborhood soo sad to see a childhood friend gone come visit Cali when you can Blake
Alex Jung
May 29, 2013
May your happy memories of Tyler help your family to find peace during this difficult time. Blessings to you all from the Wilson family: Natalie, Paul, Jace, Jenna-Rae and Janessa.
May 28, 2013
I knew Tyler and am at a loss of words. Rest in peace, Tyler.
May 27, 2013
Bless the family or LORD !
May 26, 2013
Dear Kim, John and Blake, I am sending much love and many prayers from your old neighbors in Orange County. Tyler was always an active, vibrant boy. He is now a beautiful soul in heaven and is in the loving embrace of God. Just know. What was written in Tyler's obituary is very meaningful and is a great reminder for all of us. Love Maddy
Maddy McPherson
May 26, 2013
This is a beautiful tribute to your beautiful son. My thoughts, prayers and love to you all.
Jeanie Dreyer
May 24, 2013
Kim, John & Blake, our hearts are aching for you in the loss of your sweet Tyler. Please know that we will be praying for peace and strength at this time. All our love, Nanette & Bill Farley
Nanette Farley
May 24, 2013
I heard the tragic news about Tyler. It's been a long time since ADP Kim, but you should know that love and support exists beyond your inner circle. I can't imagine what your family is feeling right now. Wishing you loving memories and peace of mind. Much love and Aloha, Stephanie Shipp
Stephanie Shipp
May 24, 2013
Dear Kim, John and Blake,

There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss of your handsome, lovely son. May his light and his presence always be with you. My heart goes out to all of you for your loss and I wish you peace and love as the days move forward. May Tyler sail through the heavens for eternity. All my love Janet Ypma
May 24, 2013
Kelly B
May 21, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son...my son is a senior at Camas and I told him that he and the other students need to carry on the wonderfull and beautiful spirit of your precious son and to always do good in the world.. I am so sorry for the pain you all must be feeling but know that there are many people praying for all of you and that your precious son is in the presence of God now...
Teresa Webb
May 21, 2013
What a beautiful child Tyler was! He will always be with his truley wonderful mother and family! He will always be in my prayers!

Love you Kim

May 21, 2013
I am a mother who has lost a child. I know your sorrow.
May 21, 2013
"To know Tyler is to love Tyler" is the perfect way to describe this very special person. Tyler's gentle kindness and genuine heart was truly felt. I will miss him more than words can describe. I am very sorry for your great loss and will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Cheryl
Cheryl Kutchera
May 21, 2013
Kim and family, I am sending thoughts and prayers to you. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy. <3
Anita Wilhlite
May 21, 2013
Like many folks, I don't know you. I do shed tears for your unimaginable loss. Suicide is an ugly monster. I have suffered with depression myself, and my heart deeply goes out to anyone with the same battle and their families.
Stephanie VanVolkinburg
May 20, 2013
Kim, my heart breaks for you, this is every parents worst nightmare. I know Tyler is at peace with Christ, I pray that his loving family can find peace as well. Look forward to the day when he will be waiting to meet you when your journey here on earth is done as well.
Love Shari Wagner
May 20, 2013
John, Kim, and Blake-

Your family is in our prayers.


Kevin, Rachel and Robbie Opyrchal
May 20, 2013
I remember Tyler running the "taxi service" and "errand-running-service" for our Hood to Coast teams a few years ago. He was always ready and willing, with car keys and a smile, to run and fetch whatever we needed. Thank you for sharing your lovely son with us. He was a blessing to many.
Kate Eakman
May 20, 2013
Tyler was an absolute doll with a smile that could light up any room. He will be missed by many. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Denise Figone
May 20, 2013
John, Kim, Blake.
A shinning light with a golden heart is gone. We join you in morning the passing of such a dear spirt as Tyler's. Although we can imagine your anguish I know we can never fully comprehend it unless we are you. However, please know we stand beside you in love knowing that Tyler really had a wonderful life with extraordinarily caring supportive parents and a fantastic little brother. Tyler's pain is gone and his spirit is free. As hard as it may be to find any peace at this point, I hope perhaps we can all find some comfort in this. "I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from the love of God. Death can't, and life can't. The angels can't and the demons can't. Our fears for today and our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can't keep God's love away. Whether we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord." Rom 8:38&39. We love you guys and look forward to standing with you during this tragic painful time. Tyler is a tremendous loss. Our heart felt sympathies and prayers.
David Gambill
May 20, 2013
I don't know you but I wanted to tell you that I am very sorry for your loss...Hugs to all of you.
May 20, 2013

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family at this very difficult time.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

With Deepest Sympathy,

Michele Long
May 20, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about your son. Your family is in my thoughts.
Laura McTighe
May 20, 2013
Patsy and Bill Lovett
May 20, 2013
Tyler's quiet, caring ways will always be remembered. Tyler's willingness to take responsibility for his learning became apparent to all. (Middle School) I am proud of the young man he became. May Tyler's family and friends have the strength to accept without blame. May Tyler rest; eternally peaceful.
Traci Mantz
May 20, 2013
Kim and Family,

My deepest sympathy at this difficult time.
David Chamberlain
May 20, 2013

Your love for your sons is apparent in every word you have ever spoken of them. I am so sorry Tyler had to go so soon. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Anything I can do, even if just a long distance hug over the phone, I am here for you. Prayers and love
Jamie Selig
May 20, 2013
May your family's love be the wind beneath your wings.
Ed & Brenda
May 20, 2013
Kim and family,
I am so sorry for your family's loss. I cannot imagine the pain you are going through right now. I have you and your family in my prayers.
Andrea Dahlkamp, Paylocity
May 20, 2013
John and Kim and Blake: Tyler will be missed by all that knew him-- take comfort in knowing that he is now worry-free, in the awesome care of our Lord. We share in your loss. As healing happens, please know that there are so many people that love The Goeggels and we now join you in celebrating the life of such a wonderful soul.
Greg Wilfahrt
May 20, 2013
To John, Kim and Blake
I am without words to express my support and saddness over your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Glenn
Glenn Hartman
May 20, 2013
To Tyler's family: I was Tyler's professor in American Literature class this term at Clark. Tyler was an awesome student, always thinking deeply, always insightful, always prepared. Our class will miss him. I am so sorry, and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you and Tyler.
Nancy Thompson
May 20, 2013
I am so sorry for your family's loss, with my deepest sympathy and condolences.
Jay Gort
May 20, 2013
Dear Kim, John and Blake,
You are an amazing family. God will see you through this! Tyler is now at peace, he will be your never ending angel in life. We all loved Tyler and know how how much he loved you! Please know I will be here for you!
Janet Bloodworth
May 20, 2013
Blue skies, dearest TG. You were an amazing controller.
TJ Solon
May 20, 2013
Missy, Josh and I want to send you all our love and support - Tyler was an amazing Man, I felt like family when I was with you guys!!! We just decided that all the things that go wrong in our house (which are a lot), are Don raising stink...look to see what Tyler does to you guys - that is a tangible thing to look for.

Love you all:)

May 20, 2013
laura Marshall
May 19, 2013
I considered Tyler a good friend over the years and enjoyed all the time I had with him and Blake playing games and goofing off.Tyler was a great kid and I loved his sense of humor. He will be missed
Adden Anderson
May 19, 2013
May 19, 2013
Dear Kim, John, and Blake, We are so very sorry to hear of your tremendous loss. Tyler was a great boy and always seemed sensitive to the feelings of others. We can only imagine your pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Nancy and Richard Orozco
May 19, 2013
Knowing the loss of a child .
May 19, 2013
We are so terribly sorry for your loss. Please know that you and you entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Tyler.
Becky Jonason
May 19, 2013
Kim, John and Blake, my heart aches for you. I can't even imagine the sorrow and pain you are feeling. Tyler loved you so much. He was a great kid and an even better human being. I'm so sorry that the troubles he was enduring couldn't be stopped. I'll never forget when he ordered fried clams for breakfast. He always did beat to his own drum. Rest in Peace Tyler.
Alisa Ashby
May 19, 2013
His beautiful smile is in my memory always
You are in my prayers
love to all of you.
Barbara Weikel
Barbara Weikel
May 19, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear about your Tyler. My heart aches. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers I miss you guys.
Valyn Donaldson
May 19, 2013
My heart breaks for your family. I hope you found the peace you were looking for Tyler. You will be missed!
Lisa Rounds
May 19, 2013
Blue skies TG
May 19, 2013
My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult loss. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you in this trying time.
Greg Mueller
May 19, 2013
A truley amazing young man who has inspired so many to be better than they are and touched so many lives. You and your wonderful smile are missed Tyler.
JoAnn Berthel
May 19, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
linda Andrews
May 19, 2013
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