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Mark Wayne Tylka

September 22, 1959 — June 6, 2024


Mark Wayne Tylka was born on September 22, 1959 in Garfield Heights Ohio. He died on June 6, 2024 in Salt Lake City Utah. His parents were Bronislaw Michael Tylka Jr and Leona May Kinsel and siblings Mike and Mary. Mark grew up in Richfield Ohio. He played the flute in the marching band during high school. After high school, Mark attended Ohio State University and then joined the United States Air Force where he was posted to Guam. During his time in the Air Force, Mark was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was baptized on October 6, 1979 by his good friend Randy Hill. Mark was transferred to Minot, North Dakota where he met the love of his life, Lynette Nicholas. They married on January 9, 1981 in the Manti temple. Mark and Lynette moved to Utah in 1983 where Mark attended BYU. Mark worked in many jobs throughout his life including managing Phillips 66 gas stations, department manager for Discover Card and most recently a bus and trax train operator for UTA. 

 Mark loved to travel and was able to visit 24 countries. This love of travel allowed him to visit many places throughout his life which he appreciated in the later years after his cancer diagnosis. Mark loved the gospel and spent many years serving in the Salt Lake temple. He loved serving there and the many people he met during his service. Mark loved his family and spent as much time as possible with them. He was always planning his next trip and every year included a trip to Disney World and Universal Studios. He loved exploring new places and going on new adventures. Mark was a great cook and loved trying new restaurants with his family. Most weekends you could find Mark doing something with his wife and family whether that was going to a movie, trying a new restaurant or visiting the lake.  

 Mark was known for his ability to get to know anyone. He loved telling stories and getting to know people. He was always ready with a funny joke or story. Mark loved talking to and learning about people. He enjoyed the many people he got to know through work, genealogy and his travels. He was passionate about family history and was able to connect with many relatives through his love of his ancestors. 

 Mark battled with thyroid cancer for the last three years. While his cancer created difficulty in communicating with others in the past few years, Mark still enjoyed every opportunity that he had to connect with others. His family would like to thank the staff at the Huntsman Cancer Institute for their care of Mark in his final days. 

 Mark was preceded in death by his parents. Mark is survived by his wife, Lynette; four children, Troy (Kim), Nycole, Nathan (Kelsie) and Marinda; five wonderful grandchildren Korban, Savannah, Gideon, Elizabeth and Rowan; and his siblings Mike (Linda) and Mary (Ray). Mark loved his family and his world revolved around them. He will be greatly missed and family trips won’t be the same without him.

 Services will be held on June 15th at 11:30 am. A viewing will be held preceding the services from 9-10:45 am. The viewing and services will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel on 2695 E 7000 S, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121. Graveside services will be held at the Malad City Cemetery in Malad, Idaho on June 17th at 1 pm.

Funeral services will be streamed and can be accessed by clicking on the following link at 11:15 am the day of the service -https://zoom.us/j/96265105000

Cannon Mortuary, funeral directors 

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, June 15, 2024

9:00 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Starts at 11:30 am (Mountain time)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

2695 East 7000 South, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

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Graveside Service

Monday, June 17, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

Malad City Cemetery

Malad, Idaho, Malad,

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