Daniel E. Lyle

November 07, 1953 ‒ October 29, 1982

Mount Gilead, Ohio

S. Sgt. Daniel E. Lyle of 350 Douglas Street, Mount Gilead was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Friday afternoon, October 29, 1982 in Germany where he was stationed with the U.S. Air Force.  He was enroute to Templehoff Airport AFB in West Berlin.

Dan was born in Mansfield, Ohio on November 7, 1953, a son of the late John C. (Jack) and Betty Keller Lyle who survives.  His family moved to Mount Gilead in 1962 from Ontario.  He was a 1972 graduate of Mount Gilead High School, where he had been a member of the football team, the Varsity Athletic Club, a class officer, attended Buckeye Boys State and was president of the National Honor Society Chapter. He attended Miami University and The Ohio State University receiving his bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Illinois.

Even as a child, Dan loved taking things apart and putting them back together to see how they worked.  That probably led to S. Sgt. Lyle becoming a radar repairman technician for the U.S. Air Force. Dan was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Mount Gilead.  He had an infectious smile and will always be remembered by his friends for his jungle laugh.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, the former Dena Weaver of Mount Gilead, whom he married on August 31, 1975; and daughters Kimberly and Sue Marie.  They had moved to Germany this past summer to be with their husband and father. Also surviving are four brothers, David of Salt Lake City, Utah, John of Orlando, Florida, Rick of Grisson AFB, Indiana and Tom of Izimir City AFB in Turkey.

Calling hours were held at the Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Gilead.  Rev. Gerald D. Kalb conducted funeral services on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Trinity United Methodist Church.  Burial followed in Rivercliff Cemetery.