Greenwood Funeral Home
In Memory Of Lyle R. French
Lyle R. French
Lyle R. French
Born: April 1, 1918
Died: April 24, 2015
Age: 97
Lyle R. French
April 1, 1918 - April 24, 2015
Lyle Ray French, the son of Glenwood and Blanche (Hamilton) French, was born in Sheridan Township, Cherokee County, IA, on April 1, 1918. He grew up on the farm, and attended Sheridan #8 Country School.

Lyle was united in marriage to LaVonne Chiles on July 4, 1943. They made their home on the farm south of Cleghorn, where Lyle worked hard to raise crops and take care of the livestock. He also shelled corn and drove truck to haul cattle and grain. He enjoyed his life on the farm, but would occasionally get away to do some hunting with his sons, Jim and Doug.

Lyle continued living on the farm until he passed away on April 24, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, LaVonne, in 1999, and an infant son, Jerry.

Survivors include his sons and their families: Jim French of Cherokee, and Doug and his wife, Linda French of Murfreessboro, TN; 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; his sister, Shirley (Ervin) Jones of Aurelia; other relatives and friends.

Monday, April 27, 2015
So sorry for your loss; his life was long and full. I only met your Dad once but know it is difficult to see the older generation go. May your memories give you comfort in the days to come.
Elaine French

10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 28th, at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Father Gene Sitzmann will officiate.
Aaron Cronin
Tony Cronin
Steve Cronin
Neil Bork
Chuck Peters
Jack French
Visitation at the funeral home will begin at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 27th. The family will be present from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., and a prayer service will follow at 7:00 p.m.
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