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.