Lyle Laverne Miles

(July 5, 1906 - November 23, 1985)


The Lusk Herald
November 27, 1985


Lyle Laverne Miles

Lyle Laverne Miles of Lusk died Saturday, Nov. 23, 1985 in Lusk. He was 79.

Mr. Miles was born July 5, 1906, at Lebanon, S.D. the son of William James and Marion Elizabeth Miles. He lived on a farm south of Lebanon until 1908 when his family moved to Gettysburg, S.D., where he attended school through the eighth grade.

One of ten children, he went out to work around Gettysburg until moving to Lusk in 1931. He married Florence Clara Lorenzen Feb. 9, 1938, at Rapid City. He owned and operated a dray line in Lusk. In 1949 they moved to Reno Junction where he was a maintenance foreman for the Wyoming Highway Department. He returned to Lusk in 1953 and was later transferred to Cheyenne. He was employed by the highway department for 25 years.

After is retirement, he worked for Read Ready Mix. They moved to the Ranger Apartments in Lusk in 1979. He worked there as a janitor from May 1984 until ill health forced him to retire in October.

He was a member of the Home Guard of World War II, the First Congregational United Church of Christ, and the Wyoming State Employees Association. He was director of the church and Niobrara Senior Center.

He was a person who loved people and had a real zest for humor with others. He never met a stranger, everyone was a friend. He valued his friends, family, and their joys, sorrows and their love.

He is survived by a daughter, Lala Lamb of Lusk; three grandchildren, Lyle Norman of Torrington, Gary Duane and Gayla Johnson of Pine Bluffs; three brothers, Fred of Lakewood, Calif., Irving of Billings, Mo. and Rudolph of Missoula, Mont.; a sister, Marion Stockstad of Gettysburg, one great-granddaughter, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence, two brothers and one sister.

For those who wish, memorials to the Niobrara Senior Center, the Congregational Church organ fund or the memorial of your choice will be appreciated by the family. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Congregational Church. The Rev. Frank Blish and Ralph Sides will officiate. Burial will be in the Lusk Cemetery. Peet Mortuary is handling arrangements.



The Lusk Herald
12/4/1985
Correction


Errors were made in the obituary of Lyle Miles last week. Mr. Miles and Florence Lorenzen were married Feb. 9, 1938, at Rapid City. He was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister. The Rev. Frank Blish and Ralph Sines officiated at the Nov. 27 funeral service at the Congregational Church. The Herald regrets the errors.




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