Lyle Walter Lawrensen, 85, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 at the Sanford Care Center in Vermillion.
Lyle was born on Oct. 30, 1925 in rural Vermillion, to Walter and Venetta (Petersen) Lawrensen. He graduated from Vermillion High School and went on to a lifetime of agriculture. Lyle was known to love farming and was immensely proud of his work. In his free time Lyle liked to enjoy the company of his fellow church members at Dalesburg Lutheran Church, where he was a long-time member, as well as wood working as a hobby.
Lyle also spent time in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Hermitage during World War II. His time in service led him to become a member of the American Legion Westland Petersen Alsen Post 44 as well as a life-time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Lyle is survived by his daughter, Lynn Lawrensen; his son, Martin (Brenda) Lawrensen; his grandchildren, Rachel Phillips, Rebekah LaMie, Renee LaMie, JJ (Kim) LaMie, Roman LaMie, Zakery Lawrensen, Rosalynn Venetta LaMie, Randy LaMie, Crystal Lawrensen; and his great-grandchild, Annabelle Grace LaMie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Venetta Lawrensen; his brothers, Dale Lawrensen, and Veryl Lawrensen.
Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept., 11, 2011, at the Kober Funeral Home in Vermillion.
The funeral service was at 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, at the Dalesburg Lutheran Church in rural Vermillion, with Rev. Robert Chapman officiating.
Burial was in Rockfield Cemetery in rural Vermillion following the service.
Condolences may be posted online at www.koberfuneralhome.com.