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Minot, ND  58701

Phone: (701) 838-2832
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Email: thomasfh@minot.com

Lyle Waswick

Lyle Gene Waswick, 83, rural Des Lacs, died Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in a Minot Nursing Home.

Lyle was born January 8, 1930 at Colton, South Dakota, the son of Walter and Ingeborg (Jostad) Waswick. While Lyle was young, the family moved to a farm south of Des Lacs, where he was raised and assisted with the operation of the family farmstead.

Lyle was united in marriage to Elaine Johnson on December 14, 1952 at Zion Lutheran Church in Minot. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on December 14, 2012. They were blessed with two children, Susan and Larry.

Lyle was very conservation minded as he operated his farming business. To reduce soil erosion, he planted several miles of trees and added grain straw to heavily eroded areas to improve the soil.   Twice, Lyle received Soil Conservation Awards for his farming practices. Lyle and Elaine also raised livestock and milked cows by hand prior to their using a milk machine. Lyle also assisted with the building of homes at Minot Air Force Base during the 1950’s.

Lyle was a longtime member of Rose Valley Lutheran Church, where he was actively involved in the Church Council, longtime sexton of the Church Cemetery, and assisted with many projects to improve the Church. He was also a member of the Farmers Union Oil Company and served on it’s Board of Directors. He was also a member of the Vang Township Board and served as the Township Board Assessor.

Lyle’s family includes, wife of 60 years, Elaine; children, Susan Cleveland, Minot, and Larry (Bonnie) Waswick, Midlothian, TX; grandchildren, Melisa LeRohl, Michelle Van Winkle, Timothy, Benjamin & Jonathan Waswick; several nieces and nephews.

Lyle was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Loretta, Maxine, Doris, Glenn and Donna.

Funeral service: Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in Rose Valley Lutheran Church, rural Des Lacs, ND.
Interment:Rose Valley Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation: Thursday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials are preferred to Rose Valley Lutheran Church or Wycliffe Bible Translators.


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MessageSusan, Larry & Family
We are so soryy about the loss of your Dad. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
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MessageElaine, Susan, Larry and family, My sincere condolences to you. I always admired the beautiful farmyard Lyle and Elaine kept. He was certainly a steward of the land and had other skills seen in his handiwork at Rose Valley. My sympathy to you all. Faye
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MessageElaine,Susan,Larry and family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. I have many wonderful memories of visiting at the farm growing up. God Bless.
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MessageI worked for the Ward Soil Conservation for many years. It was nice when Lyle would come into the office. He was great to work with and a very kind man. My sympathy to the family and my prayers are with you.
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MessageWe send our sincere sympathy to Elaine, Larry, Susan and their families. We have many wonderful memories being on the farm and having fun with all of our cousins. God Bless!

Jackie, Don, Shelly, Shane, Alissa and Aiden Stich
Arizona
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MessageWE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT LYLE. HE WAS A DEDICATED FARMER, HARD WORKING AND A GOOD CHRISTIAN MAN. I HAVE SO MANY GREAT MEMORIES OF GOING TO NORTH DAKOTA WHEN I WAS A SMALL BOY AND BEING OUT AT THE FARM. LYLE ALWAYS TOOK TIME TO SHOW US AROUND THE FARM AND SHOW US HIS OPERATION WITH PRIDE. I COULD WRITE A BOOK OF ALL THE WONDERFUL MEMORIES I HAVE WHILE VISITING LYLE AND ELAINE FOR MANY YEARS. THEY WERE HARD WORKERS AND GOOD STEWARTS OF THE LAND. HE WILL BE TRULY MISSED BY ALL AND NOW IS IN A BETTER PLACE BUT HIS MEMORY WILL LIVE ON FOREVR. WE ARE VERY SORRY WE COULD NOT MAKE IT TO THE FUNERAL. OUR DEEPESET SYMPATHY. DAVE AND FRANCIE RISWOLD
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MessageOur sympathies for your loss. We have many fond memories with your family, especially those 4-H days.

Our mother, Ruth, sends her sympathies as well.
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MessageWith love and prayers for you Elaine,Susan,Larry and Families, May God comfort your hearts
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MessageMy deepest sympathy.

My heart aches for you and your family during this time. Lyle was a remarkable person and his absence will be missed on this planet.
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MessageBud and I send our condolences to all of Lyle's family. We especially are thinking of you, Elaine. We were so fortunate to see Lyle and you at the Lutheran Home the day we were visiting. God's blessings!
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MessageI wish to send my deepest sympathy to the Waswick family. Lyle's life was fully lived and he served God in many ways.
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MessageMy family and I send sincere messages of condolences and our prayers to Elaine and to all of Lyle's loved ones. We are saddened by your loss. We have so many fond memories of the Waswick family and all the good times in South Dakota. God bless you.
Myrna Dillon (daughter of Marlys Anderson)
Lake Forest, California

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