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September 25, 2021

4/2/2019 7:30:00 AM

Tyler John Vinzant, age 25, of Rhinelander, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 in Rhinelander. Tyler was born on Sunday, Oct.10, 1993 in Ashland, the son of Anthony and Renae (Eades) Vinzant. Tyler attended Washburn Elementary School and later Rhinelander High School.

In 2016 Tyler became a father to Nolan Vinzant and in 2018 he became a father for the second time to Jameson Vinzant. The birth of his two sons brought much joy to Tyler and he completely enjoyed fatherhood. Tyler began his career in automotive sales at Rhinelander G.M. and later continued his career in automotive sales at Rhinelander Nissan.

Tyler was a natural in auto sales. In 2018 he decided to make a change in his career and began his employment with Nehls & Webster Well Drilling in Rhinelander.

He enjoyed fishing at Hay Meadow Dam where he was at peace. He also enjoyed Alabama Football, playing Summoners War and traveling with his dad during summer vacation on over the road trucking trips. He will be remembered for his close relationship with his best friends, Elliot and Mindy, and for his kindness and his willingness to help others.

He will be dearly missed by his father, Anthony Vinzant of Bayfield; mother, Renae Benton of Rhinelander. Proud daddy to Nolan and Jameson Vinzant, brother to Kaylin Benton, Gracie Benton, and Matthew Benton, all of Rhinelander, uncle to Lydia Weber of Rhinelander.

Also surviving are his best friends; Carissa Gunderson of Crandon, Megan Bailey of Gleason, Elliot (Mindy) Boyer of Rhinelander, Steve Crute of Merrill, Kipp Thiel of Michigan, Kristine Kmetz and Rachel and Karlie Garz. Tyler is further survived by special uncle and aunt, Robert (Anne) Vinzant of Hartselle, Ala. and other aunts, uncles, cousins and relatives and friends in Alabama and Wisconsin.

Tyler was preceded in death by his paternal grandma; Estelle Vinzant on Nov. 10, 2012 and his good friend; Ron Landru on Feb. 16, 2018. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Celebration of Tyler's Life on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Hildebrand Funeral Home from 3 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions will be set aside in an education fund for Tyler's two sons; Nolan and Jameson Vinzant.

A light lunch will be served in the Hildebrand Funeral Home Banquet Room during the visitation.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hildebrand Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501, 715-365-4343. Everyone is invited to light a candle, sign the guestbook, leave a photo or an online condolence at

Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, May 7, 2021
Article comment by: William rodd

did not know him well, but wished i had Love Bill Rodd

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