John Michael Lyle

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died May 27, 2019

John Michael Lyle, age 72, of Gladstone, passed away early Monday morning, May 27, 2019, at the Iron Mountain VA Medical Center, in Iron Mountain.

John was born June 1, 1946, in Stambaugh, MI, the son of Robert C. and Anna Lucille (Brozak) Lyle. He was raised in Iron River and was a 1964 graduate of Iron River High School.

Following high school, John attended Northern Michigan University for two years before being drafted into the United States Army in 1966. John served in Vietnam as a Medical Corpsman and was honorably discharged in 1968. While in service, John received medals of commendation which included the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Upon his return home, John eventually relocated to Green Bay, WI where he went to work in the lab at St. Mary’s Hospital and met his future bride, the former Gloria Van Lieshout.

On June 13, 1970, John and Gloria were united in marriage at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cudahy, WI. John and Gloria relocated to Gladstone where they made their home, raised their family, and have spent many wonderful years together. John received his Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee and later completed his Master Degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Colorado. He was employed for the State of Michigan’s Financial Institutions Bureau working as a State Bank Examiner from 1980 until his retirement in 2001.

John was a member of the Rock American Legion Post #559. He enjoyed hunting and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He will be deeply missed.

In addition to his loving wife Gloria, John is survived by:
Sons: Jamie (Rhonda) Lyle and Ryan (Traci) Lyle
Daughter: Tracy (George) Young
Sister: Maribeth (Ron) Dahms
Grandchildren: Matthew, Andrew, Justin, Alexis, Nolan,
Isabella and Javen
Best Friend: Butch (Barbara) Langdon
Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents and two infant sisters.

John’s family will receive friends on Friday June 7, 2019, from 1:00PM to 3:00PM, at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Military rites will be conducted at 3:00PM on Friday, at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone, with the Rock American Legion Post # 559 presiding. Funeral services will follow with Rev. Fr. Francis Dobrzenski, of Holy Family Catholic Church, officiating. Luncheon will follow funeral services at the Rock American Legion. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting with arrangements.

11 Tributes for “John Michael Lyle

    Our sincerest and deepest sympathies to Gloria, the kids and grands of John. Such a nice man-gone way too soon. You will all remain in our thoughts and prayers.

    Gloria & Family,
    We are holding you up in prayer in your loss. John (Jack) as I knew him was a fine man. He was a man of integrity in his youth and he carried that integrity into his senior years. He loved you Gloria and loved and was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren.
    May God give each of you a double dose of peace and grace in your loss.
    Bob & Pauline Bohachek

    I and the Iron River High School class of 1964, feel the loss of a great classmate with John’s death. I had the opportunity to spend time talking with John at our 50th high school reunion.
    We were drafted into the Army together in Oct. 1966 but went different directions from there. He spoke very proudly of the family he cherished. Our prayers and thoughts are with Gloria and family, for a wonderful patriot who served family and country proudly!

    Dear Gloria and family,
    I am so sorry you lost John. We got to be friends thru playing cards. I sure admire how he fought his battle with cancer. He never complained to us and always seemed to enjoy being with us even when we could see the toll the cancer had on him. Hope I can have that attitude of I am in that situation.
    Keeping you in prayers,
    John’s friend, roger pepin

    We were all saddened to learn of John’s death. I also worked at the Michigan FIB and knew him as a hard working and competent bank examiner. You could always trust that John drew the correct conclusions and was always fair with the bankers in the Upper Peninsula. He was one of the best. My sympathies to his family. Don Mann

    Dear Tracy,
    I just learned this week your father lost his battle with cancer. I want to extend to you and your family my deepest sympathies. May your fond memories of your dad give you comfort and help you thru the process of dealing with your loss.

    I got here today through random thoughts and wondering the web. I knew Jackie back in the Homer location in the 1950’s. He was 6 years older, but he and I were the two kids who played sports, so we hung out often. I was also his “diploma bearer” when he graduated from St. Agnes. When we moved in 1963, Jackie got the families second car, a 951 Ford and I got his Raleigh 3 speed bike.
    He must have made an impression, for I have remembered him well for all these years.

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