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Lyle Stolfus

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Lyle Cecil Stolfus age 73 of Fredericksburg died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at his home. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 19, 2010, at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in Fredericksburg with Hugh Mackintosh officiating. Special CD selections will be 'I'm But A Stranger Here' and 'Battle Hymn of the Republic'. Pallbearers are Kevin Ward, Denny Ungs, LeRoy Wilkes, Dan Feller, Scott Truax and Chad Holtzman. Military honors will be conducted by the Fredericksburg AMVETS. Friends may call 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday at Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Private family interment will be held in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg. Lyle was born November 25, 1936, in New Hampton, Iowa the son of Herbert “Barney” and Ella Mae (Ingalls) Stolfus. He received his education in New Hampton and attended the New Hampton High School. He served in the United States Air Force for five years, having been stationed in Germany, Iceland and Africa. He was honorably discharged on February 14, 1962. Lyle worked many years in Waterloo where he also owned Lyle’s Imports. He was later a self-employed mechanic in Fredericksburg for 21 years and a member of the Fredericksburg AMVETS. On July 30, 1988, he married Helen Mary Kilcher. The couple made their home in Fredericksburg. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, building and inventing things. If it was broken, Lyle could fix it. Survivors include his wife, Helen; five daughters, Sue (Dan) Feller of Waterloo, Denise (Scott) Truax of LaPorte City, IA, Lila (Kevin) Ward of Scottsdale, AZ, Debbie (LeRoy) Wilkes of Waterloo and Marnie (Chad) Holtzman of Cedar Falls; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lowell (Linda) Stolfus and Richard (Diane) Stolfus, all of New Hampton, Eddie (Val) Stolfus of Sumner; two sisters, Darise (Jim) Donat of Maynard, IA and Janice Hesse of Sumner; two step-sons, Bill Kilcher and Don Kilcher both of Fredericksburg; six step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Herbert Stolfus and Loren Stolfus; one brother-in-law, LaVern Hesse.

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  1. dear debbie and leroy, in looking for you on facebook i ran into thes obituarie, i wanted to tell you i am so sorry you lost your father! my sympathy , it is very hard to lose a parent . I lost my mother to about 4 years ago. call or write me love you always nancy.

  2. Lyle Stolfus family, I’m sorry to here of the passing of Lyle. We go a little ways back to when he was flying R.C. airplanes. I always enjoyed being around Lyle and had great times flying and I’m sure most of the members of the New Hampton Flying Club will remember him and all his efforts at his flying field. Pretty Cool Guy! You have our sympathy, Yours Truely, Kendall Rosauer

  3. So sorry to hear about Lyle. He was such a good guy and friend to my Dad. I know he was there to greet him and was very excited to see him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very hard time. Joel and Penny (Peterson) Lang and family

  4. Sorry for your Loss My Mother is his Aunt Shirley Turner, She is in Windsor Nursing home at Cedar Falls, Ia I live in Oelwein,Ia

  5. Uncle Lyle,I am so very glad for all the fun memories you gave to me. When I was a little kid you made me feel so important and special.Love you forever. Strength be to all your surviving families.

  6. Helen and Family~ So sorry to hear about Lyle. He will be greatly missed. I will always remember his smile and joking humor! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Tisha and Jason Morris and Family

  7. Lyle Stolfus Familiy, You all have my sympathy all in our prayers at this difficult time MAY GOD BE WITH YOU. GLoria Parks Family

  8. Sue, Denise, Debbie Jo, Lila, and Marnie: our family is praying for you during your time of sorrow.

  9. Helen,Bill, Donald and families, You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Tod, Dena, and Zachary Palmer

  10. Helen and families I am so sorry to hear your sad news. Lyle will be missed by all I am sure and hope you keep all the wonderful memories close to your heart during this time it will give you comfort during this difficult time. Love to all Dawn

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