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Lyle E. Lantz

July 23, 1925 — August 30, 2017

Lyle E. Lantz, 92, of Galesburg, IL, passed away at 4:55 p.m., Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center, Galesburg, IL.

He was born July 23, 1925 in Adair, Il the son of Harry E. and Marie (Helmers) Lantz. Lyle was raised and educated in Adair, graduating from Adair High School in 1942.

Lyle served as a Corporal with United States Army during World War II, serving in Italy.

Lyle married Isabelle Solomon in Adair, IL on November 23, 1943 and she passed away August 1987. He later had a 34 year relationship with his dear companion, Carol Barnfield until she died in September 2009.

Lyle was a farmer and cattleman in rural Warren County his entire life where he raised lots of cattle selling the last of his stock in December 2016.

He loved attending livestock auctions in many states, dancing and playing golf. He enjoyed attending local high school sporting events and the University of Illinois games. He loved being around his family and many friends.

Lyle’s family would like to extend their deep appreciation and gratitude to Heartland Health Care Center for the care that their father received.

Survivors include his children, Linda (Dale) Anderson of Mt. Vernon, IL, Joyce (Dennis) Higgins of Alexis, IL, Jerry (Marlene) Sorrenberger of Kewanee, IL and Mike (Peggy) Shepard of Lakeland, FL; his grandchildren, Steve (Olive) Murphy, Jason (Kryl Holden) Murphy, Clint (Jessica) Murphy, Quintin (Colleen ) Anderson, Maye-Marie (Tim Bryant) Anderson, Wendi (Dustin) Steck, Jeremy (Kristen) Higgins, Nate (Jenny) Higgins and Allison (Brian) Bernhardt; 20 great grandchildren; his sister, Eleanor Olson of Macomb, IL; sister in Law, Frances Lantz of Adair, IL; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Duane Lantz; sister, Francis Ann Olson; brothers in law, Bill Olson and Gene Olson; nephew, Kenny Lantz.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday, September 8, 2017 at McGuire and Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth. Interment with Military Honors will be in Galesburg Memorial Park Cemetery, Galesburg. Visitation will be Friday one hour prior to the services from 10:00-11:00 am at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the United High School Ag Department.


SERVICES
Visitation

Friday, September 08, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory
1007 N G St
Monmouth, Illinois 61462

Funeral Service

Friday, September 08, 2017
11:00 AM

McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory
1007 N G St
Monmouth, Illinois 61462

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