Madison - Tyler Francis Knipfer, age 21, passed away suddenly on October 7, 2012 resulting from the injuries he sustained in an automobile/bike accident.

Upon his passing, Tyler was a organ and tissue donor and was able to help five other individuals in the community.

Tyler enjoyed the working outdoors and nature and working with his hands. He also enjoyed riding his bike and listening to his favorite music.

Tyler is survived by his parents, Bruce (Cathy) Knipfer; a sister, Tanna (Jaime) Hayes and their children, Jamie, Jahiem, Jamal and Angel; his paternal grandparents, Delmer (Julie) Knipfer and his uncle, Rick Pelletier.

Tyler was preceded in death by a brother, Donavon Ivory Cole Knipfer in 2005, a paternal aunt, Terri Knipfer and his maternal grandparents, Patrick and Catherine F. Pelletier.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 401 S. Owen Drive, Madison on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM Noon. A visitation will be held at the Cress Funeral Home, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM and also at the church on Friday from 11:00 AM until the time of mass. Burial will conclude at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Cress Funeral Home on behalf of the family.