Lyle Westby

Lyle Westby

Lyle N. Westby, 78, of Waukon died Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Memorial services were held Monday, April 11 at Glenwood Lutheran Church in rural Decorah, with Pastor Stacey Nalean-Carlson officiating.

Lyle Nash Westby was born October 18, 1937 in Waukon, the son of Carl and Rachel (Nash) Westby. He was baptized and confirmed at Glenwood Lutheran Church in rural Decorah, and he graduated from Decorah High School in 1955.

June 14, 1959, he married Jackie Chambers in Waterloo. Lyle worked for Carlson Construction in Decorah and at John Deere Tractor Works in Waterloo. He and Jackie started farming in 1964 in Glenwood Township, rural Decorah before moving to a farm in Jefferson Township, rural Waukon in 1970.

Lyle was a member of Glenwood Lutheran Church - where he served on the council, the Waukon Golf and Country Club, and was a member of the Masons. He loved spending time with his family and making lifelong memories. Lyle enjoyed golfing, playing cards, traveling, playing shuffle board, watching the Green Bay Packers, and was a Shrine clown in many parades. Lyle also had his pilot’s license and owned a small plane.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie, of Waukon; his children: Tammy (Mark) Knudtson of  Waukon, Sherry Westby of Spring Grove, MN, David (Jackie Lee) Westby of La Crosse, WI, and Jenny (Kevin) Dixon and Lynne Pearson, both of Waukon; eight grandchildren: Nick (Gabby) Westby, Kayla (Donald) Brown, Rachel and Taylor Knudtson, Blake and Abby Dixon, and Grace and Nash Pearson; one brother, Gordon (Peggy) Westby of Cannon Lake, CA; three sisters: Audrey Barth and Eunice (Robert) Denk, both of Decorah, and Barb (Bill) Radke of Wabasha, MN; a sister-in-law, Arlene Westby of Decorah; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Kenneth (Ruth) Westby, Arden (Geri) Westby and Roger Westby; one sister, Ethel (Wesley) Brandt; and a brother-in-law, Dale Barth.

Honorary casketbearers were Lyle's grandchildren.

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