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Lyle H. Bockwoldt

Lyle H. Bockwoldt

Lyle H. Bockwoldt

- August 2, 2019

Lyle H. Bockwoldt, 87, of Spearfish, SD passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Spearfish Canyon Healthcare in Spearfish.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at the United Methodist Church in Spearfish. Inurnment will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the BHSU Athletic Department.

Lyle was born to Harry and Francilia Bockwoldt on April 21, 1932 in Sioux Falls, SD. He moved to Rapid City SD as a freshman and graduated from Rapid City Central in 1950.  Once a Cobbler~~Always a Cobbler.

In 1952, Lyle joined the US Navy and spent the last years of his enlistment in Pensacola, Florida

He attended Black Hills state in 1956 transferring to SD University and graduating in 1959 with a Business/Accounting Degree. He began his banking career at First National Bank of the Black Hills in Rapid City and later transferring to Spearfish and eventually became branch manager what is now Wells Fargo. He later went on to be part owner and manager of Century 21 Real Estate until his retirement.

Lyle married Joan Hall (a fellow Cobbler) in 1953 and throughout their 66 years of marriage enjoyed homes in Pensacola, Florida, Vermillion, and the home of their dreams, in Spearfish.

But Lyle’s life is bigger than dates, places, and accomplishments. Lyle’s gift was a lifetime of service to others through Spearfish Lions Club, American Legion, United Church of Christ, Spearfish United Methodist Church and many other avenues.

Lyle was a Builder of Buildings, and Healer of Hearts. He was building chairman of the beautiful UCC Church on Main Street and gave leadership to many other prominent buildings in Spearfish. His role in Planning and Zoning helped produced Spearfish to be the organized, beautiful town you see today.

And oh, how he loved his BHSU Yellow Jackets…after his retirement he only wore BHSU shirts~~Joan and Lyle listened to or went to every game. At the Dorsett he was known as Mr. Yellowjacket.

But Lyle’s biggest joy in life was his family…he loved His family so dearly. He was so proud of his daughter, Nancy and son, Jim and their beautiful families…his grandchildren, great grandchildren and little great, greats. You were all so loved by “grampa.” I know he is still shining his love down upon you from heaven.

And to our Precious Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Friend you will long be remembered for your kindness, care, and constant love and support. You will be protected in our loving hearts forever. Amen! And Amen!

He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 66 years, Joan; daughter, Nancy (August);her children and their families Brian (Monica), Alyssa, Natalie, Gabriel, Gunner and Abby; Andrew (Renee) and Rose; Brandon (April), Dyllon, Devon, Darik and Alivia; Aric (Andrea) and great-great grandchild, Theo; son, James (Tammy) his children, Bethany (Kota) and Nicole (Tyler); sister-in-law, Vi and nephew, Bill (Teresa). He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Francilia Bockwoldt and brother, Larry Bockwoldt.

Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapels and Isburg Crematory of Spearfish. Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com


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