Lyle Sylte, 95, passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 18, 2021 at Weston County Memorial Hospital. Lyle Wallace Sylte was born September 21, 1926 in Ulen, MN to Oscar and Lena Sylte. Lyle moved with his family at the age of 3 to Cheyenne, Wyoming. Lyle graduated from high school in Cheyenne as was drafted into the Army at age 17. Lyle served in the Army guarding prisoners of war in the Philippines during World War II. Upon his honorable discharge, Lyle utilized the GI Bill to attend the University of Wyoming. He worked his way through college as a handyman at the Union Pacific Railroad and as a clerk at the Post Office. He graduated in 1950 with an accounting degree from the University of Wyoming and was a die-hard Pokes fan from then on. Lyle’s first job after his college graduation was at Plains Pipeline in Newcastle and that is where he met the love of his life, Joyce Strickling. Lyle went to work for Bob Myer in his private accounting practice and then quickly became a partner in the accounting firm he worked at for over 50 years. Lyle was very active in his community and was always willing to volunteer and serve. He served on the Little League Board when his children were young, and you could even catch him behind the plate umpiring. It has been rumored that was not afraid to call Mark out on strikes. He also helped as a coach. Lyle served on the Weston County School Board, the Board of Directors at the local bank and was active in Forum Club as well as Lions Club until the past year. You could always find Lyle in the stands cheering on his kids and grandkids at all their sporting events. He never missed a game and even during tax season, he would work on tax returns in the motel and in the car when traveling to various sporting events. Even in more recent years when it became difficult for Lyle to physically attend their games, he was listening to the radio, cheering them on from his chair at home. Lyle also loved spending time at the cabin in the Black Hills that he built with his family. After his retirement, he enjoyed frequently meeting his friends for coffee at the Gas and Go as they solved all the problems of the world. He was preceding in death by his parents, his brother Adolf and his sister Genevieve. Lyle is survived by his wife, Joyce, of 68 years. Their children David (Delores), Mark (Dottie), Deb, Tom (Melanie) and Dan. Lyle truly loved his 6 grandchildren, Cassie Ronning (Mike), Jake (Allie), Ryan (Alysha), Trey (Paige), Hunter and Hayden as well as his 5 Step-Grandchildren, Natalie, Nichole, Robert, Eric and David. He was also blessed with 3 great grand-daughters, Paetyn, Lucy and Macy. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 22 at 10:00 am at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newcastle with Reverend Robb Carr officiating. Visitation will be at Meridian Funeral Home on Thursday, October 21 from 4:00-6:00 pm. Lyle had requested that donations can be made in his name to Christ the King Lutheran Church. Condolences may also be expressed at www.meridianmortuary.com
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