Dorman ‘Hillbilly’ Lyda, age 90, of Phillips WI, formerly of Isabela MI, passed away suddenly on Saturday August 1, 2020 at Aspirus Pleasant View Nursing Home in Phillips WI.
Dorman was born on February 8, 1930 in Anton, Texas, the son of Benjamin and Etta (Morrow) Lyda. He served in Korea as a medic in the United States Army. He married Kathleen (LeClaire) on February 6, 1965.
Dorman held many jobs throughout his life. He worked on the ships on the Great Lakes, doing construction, and his last job was at Accurate Corporation in Whitewater WI.
Dorman is survived by daughters Phyllis (David) Benoit of Big Sandy TX, Sheila Lyda of Beaumont TX, Sharon Evans of Bronson TX, Norma (Bruce) Brotz of Phillips WI, Linda Stocks of Delavan WI, and son Larry Tardiff of Madison WI, brothers Jeff of Nederland TX, Jervil of Wilburn AR, and sister Betty Lyda Green of Bull Shoals AR, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, including special niece and nephew Randy and Debbie Stilson.
Dorman is preceded in death by his wife Kathleen, parents, sons Mark and Steven, siblings Alvie,Vernon (Tex), Lawrence (Larry), George (Tom), Wanda.
A celebration of life honoring Dorman will be held at a later date. The Lyda family is being assisted by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County.