Aug. 4, 1932-Jan. 27, 2014
TAUNTON – Mass of Christian Burial for Lyle Pesch, 81, of Taunton, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Burial will be at a later date. Military honors provided by American Legion Post 604 of Taunton and Post 199 of Minneota.
Lyle died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Sanford Canby Medical Center.
Lyle Duane Pesch was born Aug. 4, 1932, to Wayne and Maria (Rafnson) Pesch on a farm in Lyon County. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Minneota and later became a member of Sts. Cyriel and Methodius Catholic Church in Taunton. He attended country school in District 80. On Jan. 12, 1953, he was married to Marjorie Kontz of Gary, S.D., at the Gary Catholic Church. Lyle served in the U.S. Army SP 3rd Class from 1954-1956. During this time he served one year in Fairford, England. Lyle farmed near Ashby from 1956-1959. In 1959, Lyle and Margie moved to Taunton, where Lyle worked for Phil Tillemans Trucking. In 1965, Lyle worked at the Taunton Elevator as the feed mill manager until his retirement in 1996. Lyle loved spending time with his family and enjoyed going fishing and spending time at their cabin in South Dakota.
Survivors include his children Pam (and Dan) Coquyt of Fairmont, Deb (and Leo) Bottelberghe of Minneota, Jim (and Chris) Pesch of Taunton, Ken (and special friend Brenda) Pesch of Porter, Rick (and Linda) Pesch of Taunton and Laurie (and Gary) VanDerostyne of Porter; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren (two on the way); siblings Lois, Ruth, Mavis and Gene (and Jill); and many relatives and friends.
Lyle was preceded in death by his parents; wife Marjorie; and siblings Wallace, Donald, Lawrence and infant sister Dorothy.
Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors