Lyle Delbert Wakeman

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  • Name: Lyle Delbert Wakeman
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: December 7, 1935
  • Date of Death: January 25, 2012 (76 years old)
  • Parents: Roy and Ellen Wakeman
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  • Date Sworn In: 1958
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  • Date of Discharge: 1960
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    Lyle lived most of his younger years in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, residing in Nashwauk, Minnesota for the last 30 years of his life.

    Early in his life, Lyle worked as a logger and later as a truck driver, both local and over the road.

    He especially loved spending time with his wife, Glenna, and has sorely missed her since her death in December of 2004. Lyle and Glenna were married in Arkansas on April 15, 1971.

    Lyle was a fisherman and hunter his whole life and often spent time teaching nieces, nephews and sons and daughters of cousins to fish and hunt. Lyle enjoyed baking his peanut butter cookies or his special apple cake to share with family and friends.

    Lyle was preceded in death by his wife, Glenna; his parents; brothers Orville (Wertz), Leroy and Larry; and a sister, Rowena.

    He is survived by his brother, Lloyd; Glenna's children, Sam, John, and Glenda; and by several nieces and nephews.

    Lyle died at Heritage Manor in Chisholm, Minnesota and is buried in Nashwauk Cemetery at Nashwauk, Minnesota.

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