Obituary: Lyle WestergardFuneral services for Lyle Westergard, 75, of Milford, Iowa will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Terril, Iowa. Interment will be at a later date. Online condolences may be sent at www.turnerfuneralhomes.com. Turner Jenness Funeral Home of Milford in charge of arrangements.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
Funeral services for Lyle Westergard, 75, of Milford, Iowa will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Terril, Iowa. Interment will be at a later date. Online condolences may be sent at www.turnerfuneralhomes.com. Turner Jenness Funeral Home of Milford in charge of arrangements.
Lyle John Westergard was born in Graettinger, Iowa, on July 20, 1937, to John and Venetta (Hansen) Westergard. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Lyle grew up on the family farm north of Lost Island, where he learned to work hard.
In high school Lyle was active in FFA and played football. He graduated in 1956 and was then drafted into the Army. He served a tour in Germany. Upon discharge he started his own farming business near Hartley until he bought the present day farm near Milford.
On July 29, 1993, Lyle married Ardith Fern Hage. Lyle and Ardie continued the farming operation until his death. Lyle was a story teller who had a few stories he would repeat often. He loved to visit with people. He was fair, honest and loved his farming operation. Lyle and Ardie have spent their time together going to auctions and attending family events.
Lyle passed away March 17, 2013, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., at 75 years of age.
He is survived by his wife, Ardie; stepdaughters, Monette (Jim) Berkevich, Ranell (Brett) Williams; stepson, Keven (Mary) Hage. Lyle so much enjoyed being grandpa to 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Donald (Delores) Westergard and Richard (Janet) Westergard; sisters Margaret Dalen, Edna (Franklin) Mett, Shirley Anderson and Carol Rinders; and many nieces and nephews.
Lyle was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Elaine Henningsen, Doris Patton, Marlys Kuehl and Helen Sanders.
Blessed be the memory of Lyle.
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