Tyler M. Slak, age 22, of Fort Atkinson passed away at his home on Thursday, February 11, 2010 following a brave battle with Gastric Cancer. He was born July 11, 1987 in Waukesha the son of Thomas and Eileen (Keppen) Slak. Tyler was a graduate of Fort Atkinson High School in 2005, and UW-Whitewater in 2010 earning a degree in information technology infrastructure. He was a competitive swimmer in high school earning trips to state in 2003 and 2005. In college he was a 4 year letter winner and a conference finalist in 2005-2006, and 2006-2007. Tyler is a UW-Whitewater record holder in 100 Butterfly and 100 Medley Relay. He was a Resident Assistant for 2 � years, and worked summers at Jellystone Campground as a life guard. Tyler was a member of 1st United Methodist Church in Fort Atkinson where he participated in youth mission trips. He is survived by his parents Thomas and Eileen of Fort Atkinson. Brother: Steven of Fort Atkinson Maternal Grandparents: Gerald and Karol Keppen of Palmyra Paternal Grandfather: John Slak of Soldiers Grove Aunt: Kathy (Brian) Mowatt of Missouri City, Texas Uncles: David Slak of Honolulu, HI John (Holly) Slak of Dousman Donald (Debbie) Slak of Fallon, NV Cousins: Theresa and Evalynn Taylor of Racine Emma Slak of Dousman Special Friends: Kari Brooks, Josh Walter, and Erik Godin A celebration of Tyler�s life will take place from 4 � 7 pm on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 1st United Methodist Church, 320 S. Main Street, Fort Atkinson. A Service officiated by Rev. John W. Wells will begin at 7:00 pm.