November 25, 1939 - May 2, 2020
Graveside services for Lyle Smith, 80, of Presho, SD, were held at 11:30 a.m.
on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at Holy Angels Catholic Cemetery of Presho, SD, with the Reverend Daniel Smith officiating.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
The public was welcome to attend but the family asked them to please respect social distancing. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the service was live streamed on the Isburg Funeral Chapel website.
Visitation took place before the graveside. Due to the Centers For Disease Control guidelines, this was limited to ten people at a time. A private Mass of Christian Burial was prayed.
Lyle Smith died May 2, 2020.
Lyle Smith was born Nov. 25, 1939, to Herbert and Ida (Juhnke) Smith.
He grew up on his family’s ranch in Vivian, SD, and graduated from Vivian High School of Vivian, SD, in 1957. After high school, he attended Dakota Wesleyan College of Mitchell, SD, for one year and then enlisted
into the United States Army. He was honorably discharged in 1961.
Lyle married Mary Muldoon on Aug. 20, 1966. They established their family ranch south of Presho, SD, where they raised their four children.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, snow skiing and taking trips with family and friends.
Also, he was an avid pilot.
Lyle was a life member of the Presho Lions Club. He was active in bowling and golf leagues in Presho, SD. You could find him at Hutch’s for coffee many times throughout the day.
The last few years of his life he lived at Bethany Meadows in Brandon, SD. His jokes will be missed in the hallways. Thank you to family and friends who visited and sent Lyle cards and gifts. He certainly appreciated
it. Lyle tested negative for the COVID-19 virus but was certainly a victim of the social distancing.
Grateful for having shared his life are his children, Margaret Louwagie and Steve Kesteloot of Marshall, MN, the Rev. Daniel Smith of Clark, SD, Dustin Smith and wife, Brooke of Presho, SD, and Melissa Fowles and husband, Eric of Jensen, Utah; a brother, Lorne Smith; his grandchildren, Miranda, Abigail, Natalie, Brayden, Gabe, Violet, Marissa and Adam and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary M. Smith; his parents, Herb and Ida Smith; his brothers, Richard Smith and Robert Smith; a sister, Marlys and sisters-in-law, Joyce and Carolyn.
Isburg Funeral Chapel of Pierre, SD, was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established and the funds will be used to make updates to the Presho City Park. Donations may be sent to the Lyle Smith Memorial at 30328 248th Street, Presho, SD 57568.
Persons could also show support by taking part in the “Together In Spirit” option. Persons may e-mail their name and a message of support to firstname.lastname@example.org. The information will be placed on a heart that will be attached to a chair at the visitation. The family was able to read the heartfelt message and knew that others were together with them in spirit.