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Tyler Knaub

March 11, 1989 — July 26, 2017

TYLER KNAUB, 28 of Las Vegas, NV, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Las Vegas, NV.

Tyler was born March 11, 1989 in Aurora, Colorado to Scott and Jodie (Casavant) Knaub. He graduated from Ogallala High School with the class of 2007.

Tyler entered the U.S. Air Force following high school. Tyler's intelligence and talents were quickly recognized, and he was eventually granted the opportunity to earn a spot among the Air Force's elite ranks as a Pararescuemen, or PJ. To earn entry into this special operations division of the Air Force, Tyler completed a course of training that is among the longest and most challenging in the world for entry into a special forces group. The training course, nicknamed "Superman School", has an approximate 80% attrition rate, which ranks it among the most difficult of special operations training to complete. Upon earning his maroon beret, Tyler served his country honorably, in countless locations around the world, under the pressures that are uniquely designated for special forces units. As some of the most highly trained combat medics in the armed forces, the duty of a PJ is to medically treat the results of the brutality of combat suffered by their fellow servicemen, who are often times Navy Seals and Army Special Forces units. Tyler proved to be quite gifted as a PJ, and garnered honors for his notable talent in creating efficiencies.

Following 7 years of service Tyler received an honorable discharge, and made his home in Las Vegas, NV. Despite earning an impressive service record, the rigors of conflict left an indelible impression on Tyler. In the coming years he attended UNLV seeking a career in entertainment engineering. In 2012, Tyler's life took on new meaning, when he was blessed with a son, Nova Knaub. Despite the apparent trappings of success that he'd enjoyed throughout much of his life, Tyler struggled with the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Deteriorating relationships and his struggle with PTSD ultimately resulted in a tragedy that has left family and friends in a state of despair and sorrow. The depth of this pain and loss can only be healed by the grace of Jesus. May His comfort be known and felt by all who are hurting.

Tyler was preceded in death by his son, Nova; grandpa, Gary Knaub; 2 uncles, Spencer "Duke" Knaub & Casey "Rooster" Casavant; & brother-in-law, Tyrell Anderson.

Left to mourn his passing include his father, Scott (Mary) Knaub of Ogallala; mother, Jodie (Tom Cook) Casavant of Cascade, MT; sister, Whitney (Miall) Newcomb of FL; half siblings, Jensen Knaub & Carter Casavant both of Cascade, MT; step-siblings, Barry (Amber) Melvin of Scottsbluff, Sherry (Dustin) Towell of Ogallala; grandma, Marilynn Knaub of Ogallala; grandparents, Dick (Carole) Casavant and Barb (Steve) Parsons; aunts, Shelly Knaub of Crete; Kristen (Zane) Swanson of Midlothian, TX; uncle, Monte Casavant of Berlin, VT; along with many other relatives and friends.

Memorials are suggested to "That Others May Live Foundation" in Tyler's memory. Condolences may be shared at prairiehillsfuneralhome.com, where the service will also be streamed live for those unable to attend.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 3:00pm at the New Hope Church in Ogallala with Pastor Eric Wait officiating. No interment of cremains is planned at this time.

Memorial book signing will be on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Prairie Hills Funeral Home in Ogallala.

Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Tyler Knaub, please visit our flower store.

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Memorial Book Signing

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Prairie Hills Funeral Home

319 E O St, Ogallala, NE 69153

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