Lyle Schleske, 84, of Erhard

Published 12:06pm Friday, October 25, 2013


Lyle Schleske, 84, of Erhard, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Frazee Care Center.

Lyle Duane Schleske was born Feb. 24, 1929, near Erhard, to Alfred and Jennie (Norgren) Schleske.

He was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church and attended country school in Erhard.

After his schooling he moved to Scobey, Mont., where he worked two years on a ranch. He then went to Texas where he did custom combining.

On July 11, 1955 Lyle and Elizabeth Sorenson were married in Minneapolis.

They lived in Minneapolis and Moorhead until 1958, when they moved to Tucson, Ariz., where he was a service manager for Ted Walker Trailer Sales.

In 1970, they moved to their home in rural Erhard where Lyle farmed, was employed with Evenson Trucking in Pelican Rapids and then operated Lyle’s Welding and Repair.

He was a welder for more than 40 years.

Lyle and Bette enjoyed traveling, country western music and in his retirement he liked tinkering in his shop.

He was a lifetime member of the Grace Lutheran Church and was a member of the NRA.

Lyle enjoyed his friends and especially his family. In September of 2012, Lyle entered the Frazee Care Center where he enjoyed their good care.

He is survived by daughters, Cindy (Ken) Lyden of Pelican Rapids, Nancy (Alan) Jerger of Rothsay and Lorri (Brad) Schmitt of Larimore, N.D.; and six grandchildren, Jamie (Cole) Nordick, Cody Lyden, Lisa Jerger, Casey Lyden, Nicole McAllister and Andrew Schmitt.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bette, on Jan. 6, 2012; and his parents, Alfred and Jennie Schleske.

Visitation: Monday from 5 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at the church, and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday

Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Grace Lutheran Church, Erhard

Clergy: Rev. Brad Soenksen

Burial:  Bagstevold Cemetery, Erhard

Funeral Home:  Glende-Nilson of Fergus Falls


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