Lyle Harvey Salmon, 77, of Soldiers Grove passed away on Monday, June 18, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Bear Valley, Richland County to Sheldon and Dorothy (Banta) Salmon on January 31, 1935.
Lyle married Janice (Harwood) on June 15, 1957. They had three children: Rick, Lylette (Sue) and Timothy. Lyle and Janice then later divorced.
He was employed by Bock Sand and Gravel. He actively served in the military July 1957. After being honorably discharged he worked at Double Cola Bottling Company and Elm Grove Dairy.
He was jack-of-all-trades from a cheese maker to a farmer.
He married Judy (Fortney-Everson) in 1978 and they brought their two families together as one and had one son together, Scott.
Lyle enjoyed taking trips, camping, fishing on the Mississippi, hunting, Texas Hold-em, cribbage, euchre, poker, dancing, gardening, fish fry’s and riding in the Kobota with Buster, his four legged constant companion.
He is survived by his wife Judy of 33 years; five sons, Rick (Becky) Salmon of Soldiers Grove, Bradley (Vickie) Everson, La Crescent, Tim (Marcy) Salmon, Middleton, Brian (Lynn) Everson, Cashton, Scott (Brittany Tucker) Salmon, Soldiers Grove; three daughters, Lylette Sue Salmon, Readstown, Amy (Dan) Martin, Gays Mills and Jennifer (Mark) Knutson, Viroqua, sister, Betty McCarthy, Muscoda, father-in-law, Raymond Fortney, Soldiers Grove, 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and numerous other family members and friends.
Lyle was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Charlene Bethke, brother-in-law, Mike McCarthy, brother-in-law, Dennis Bethke and mother-in-law, Emma Fortney.
The family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday, June 23 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Soldiers Grove at 10 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m.
Military graveside rights will be provided by the American Legion Post 220 of Soldiers Grove.
The family wishes to thank Dr. David Chakoian, Vernon Memorial Hospice, Sime Funeral Home and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and all other friends and family.
In lieu of flowers and plants memorials are preferred.
The Sime Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
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