Lyle Leonard Kingery


Lyle Leonard Kingery, age 96, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the Ecumen Meadows in Worthington, MN. Lyle was born on December 28, 1922 in the Worthington Hospital to Harley and Pearl (Apel) Kingery. He spent his first few years near Rushmore and attended grade school in Rushmore, MN and then the Reading school. His family moved to the current family homestead when he was 7. He graduated from Worthington High School in 1940. He went on to complete one year of college at Worthington Junior College. Before marriage he worked at the Swift packing plant in Saint Paul. He also built houses in Bellevue, Nebraska. Lyle married Dolores Lane on September 18, 1953. Lyle and Dolores lived on his family farm near Reading, MN where they raised their three children until 1983 when they built a new house west of Reading. They then moved to the Ecumen Meadows in the fall of 2015. Lyle is survived by his daughter, Cynthia Kingery of Worthington; two sons, Gary Kingery (Linda) of Reading and Bruce Kingery (Gail) of Reading; six grandchildren, Sabrina (Brad) Sowles, Stacey (Justin) Rice, Heath (Alivia Rowley) Kingery, Ashly Kingery, Dana Kingery, and Shelby Kingery; six great-grandchildren, and two older sisters, Eloise Schauer of Albuequerque, NM and Shirley Brown of Albuequerque, NM. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Dolores. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., at Bethel Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Reading, MN, with Pastor Del Bolluyt officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington and also one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be held in the Summit Lake Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Bethel Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Reading. Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.