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Lyle L Greenwalt

Lyle L. Greenwalt, 73, of St. Paul died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, due to complications from brain surgery. He was surrounded by his loving wife and children. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Ray Kosmicki will officiate. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Greenwalt was born on July 2, 1935, at St. Libory, the son of John and Lucy (Grayek) Greenwalt. He is survived by his wife, Betty of St. Paul; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Linda and Steve Grim of St. Paul, Shelly and Bill Fries of Dannebrog, Barb Wojtalewicz of Grand Island, and Jennifer and Brian Carey of Huntersville, NC; and one son, Doug Greenwalt of Waukee, Iowa; one brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Helen Greenwalt of St. Libory. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Lindsey, Brittney and Kirstey Grim; Scott Fries and his wife, Brooke, Jeremy and Nathan Fries; Kayla, Kyle and Trevor Wojtalewicz; and Dylan and Brooke Carey; and two great-grandsons, Kellen and Barrett Fries; and several nieces and nephews. Lyle was raised on the family farm west of St. Libory and attended rural school in the area. As a young man he farmed with his father, as well as, working for many area farmers. He also worked for several years as a custom harvester in numerous surrounding states. He was united in marriage to Betty M. Knuth on June 3, 1958, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Grand Island. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple first lived in Grand Island where he and his brother Gene operated the Skelly Gas Station. The couple later moved to Cairo where they farmed. In 1965, the couple moved to the family farm west of St. Paul, where they lived and farmed the rest of their married life. He enjoyed polka music, playing the accordion, hunting, fishing, playing cards, welding projects around the farm and helping area farmers. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, the Platt-Duetsche Society of Grand Island, Alcoholics Anonymous, Lions Club and Ducks Unlimited. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant granddaughter; and two brothers, Robert and Clarence Greenwalt. Memorials are suggested to Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Center Fund or to the family’s choice.

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Carolyn Tonkin - Ogden Oct 19 2008 12:00 AM

Hi. I am Taylor Williamson of California, great neice of Betty and Lyle Greenwalt. I was at the 50th aniversary party and I had to say, it was one of the best times I had in a long time. I love all my family even if I hadn't known them for a long time. Hopefully he's happy in Heaven and is our guardian angel to Betty and everyone. I love you.

Taylor Williamson Sep 9 2008 12:00 AM

Dear Aunt Betty & Family, We are so sorry for the loss of Lyle. I'm grateful I was there to celebrate with all of you for your 50th Anniversary. I'd like to think Grandma & Grandpa Knuth, all the Greenwalts and my mom & dad will welcome Lyle to heaven! Thinking of you. Marcia & Jim

Marcia Sutton Aug 29 2008 12:00 AM

To the Greenwalt family we offer our sincerest condolences and best wishes. As you go through this trying time we hope you find comfort and support in the love of family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Charleton and Anna

Charleton and Anna Aug 28 2008 12:00 AM

Betty & Family, You have my deepest sympathy after hearing about your loss. I know Lyle will be dearly missed, and during these difficult days ahead, your faith & trust in the Lord will see you through it all. Russ & Juana

Russell L. Kauk Aug 27 2008 12:00 AM

Dear Greenwalt Family, We were saddened to hear about you loss of Lyle. While we cannot know what you all are going through, robyn & I both share with you in the loss of our fathers and grandfathers and we can say that although it never gets perfect, it does get better with time. We will say a prayer for all of you at mass and have you in our thoughts. We choose to remember the good times we had with our Dad's...we encourage you to do the same. All of our love...Mike & Robyn

Mike& Robyn McCann Aug 27 2008 12:00 AM