Tyler Hughes Hodgson, age 25 of Blanchardville died on Friday evening, August 27, 2021 as a result of an automobile accident. Tyler was born December 18, 1995 in Madison. He grew up in rural Hollandale and the Blanchardville area. Tyler went to the Pecatonica Grade and High School in Hollandale and Blanchardville, graduating in 2014. Tyler grew up enjoying playing and watching sports, particularly baseball, football and basketball. He was a big fan of Wisconsin sports teams, especially the Packers, Brewers and Bucks. During High School, Tyler excelled at baseball and football. During his senior year, he received conference honors in baseball and was voted Homecoming King. Following high school Tyler started training as an electrician. He began his apprenticeship with Ace Electric of Madison and took classes at Madison Area Technical College. He obtained his journeyman’s license for electric work, and was currently working on obtaining his master's license. He loved both commercial and residential electrical work, running multiple electrical projects at the same time. He excelled at his electrical work, had an outstanding work ethic, took pride in guiding his crew as a team, and giving them incentives to do better. Tyler would work hard late into the night, and loved guiding and teaching younger electricians. He was loved and respected by his coworkers and everyone that met him.
Tyler learned the love of horses from his family. He loved riding his mule Chester and took trail riding trips with him, including South Dakota, Tennessee, Wyoming and frequently to Prairie Du Chien with his fiancé, grandpa, aunt, and uncle. Tyler recently proposed to Carmen Justo on a trip they took with the horses to South Dakota. He also loved trips to Minocqua to his grandma's cabin. He loved playing golf, softball and bags, particularly enjoying bag tournaments. Tyler enjoyed improvement projects in his home and their horse trailer. He loved to do work himself, and was motivated to keep doing things when he wasn't working. He was loved by everyone, would help anyone and loved making people laugh. Tyler and Carmen loved their date nights, and recently he had a swing dance night for them. Tyler loved old country music, including Travis Tritt, Johnny Cash, and Waylon Jennings. He was a great cook and master of their barbecue grill.
Tyler is survived by his father, Kurt Hodgson of Blanchardville; his fiancé Carmen Justo of Blanchardville; three siblings, Joseph (Ali) Schlimgen of New Glarus, Krystle (Curtis Schlei) Schlimgen of Middleton, and Dylan (Tori) Vanguard of Cross Plains; a special nephew, Julian; grandparents, Paul Sr. and Karen Hodgson of Mount Horeb, F. William “Bill” (Janet) Hughes of Milton and Elayne Moen Martin of Manitowoc; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jelayne "Jill" Hughes, who died on December 21, 2009; and a brother Christopher Davis. He was also preceded in death by three close Pecatonica 2014 classmates, Mason Wedige, Alexandra Ihm, and Jasper Vatter, another close friend Slade Norton, and three other friends who died in a fire with his mother on December 21, 2009, Cody Olson, Dan Hardekopf, and Brian Monte.
A visitation for Tyler will be held Saturday afternoon, September 4, 2021 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at Blanchard Hall, 204 South Main Street in Blanchardville. A funeral service will follow at 7:00 PM. Rev. Dennis O’Brien will officiate. The service will be livestreamed at: http://www.facebook.com/saetherfuneralservice In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are suggested. Saether Funeral Service of Blanchardville is assisting the family. Online memories and condolences can be shared with the family at http://www.saetherfuneralservice.com
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