Lyle Burton age 82 of Hyannis died Saturday July 10, 2021, at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday July 20, 2021, at 1:00 PM MT at the Hyannis School Auditorium with Pastor Roy Monahan officiating. A private family burial will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 at the Hyannis Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Hyannis Cemetery, Church of the Sandhills or the donor’s choice. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Mullen, NE is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at www.govierbrothers.com.
Lyle Roy Burton went to be with the Lord on July 10, 2021, following an accident in an off-road vehicle. He was born September 19, 1938, in Dixon, Wyoming, the youngest child of Clyde and Fern Marie (Wright) Burton. Lyle lived on his parent’s homestead on Battle Mountain located near Savery, Wyoming. He attended school in Dixon, Wyoming through 1st grade. His parents returned to the Hyannis, Nebraska area where he attended school and graduated in 1956 from Hyannis High School.
On May 19, 1959, Lyle married Judy (Judith Jane Ferguson). They celebrated 51 years of marriage. Initially they lived in California, but after a brief time they returned to the area they considered home, the panhandle of Nebraska.
Lyle primarily worked as a carpenter most of his adult life. In 1966, he went to work for Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. Alliance, Nebraska. In 1970, the family moved to Hyannis, Nebraska where he operated his carpentry business. Lyle and Judy purchased the Hyannis Ranch Supply in 1974 and operated it until 2004.
He enjoyed vacations in the camper while touring new areas. Favorite destinations were in the states of Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, and Washington.
Lyle cared greatly for this community and was glad to help whenever he could. Currently he was serving on the Grant County Medical Clinic board. He was a charter member of the Lion’s club and worked tirelessly on the community betterment projects they undertook. He served several years on the Hyannis Cemetery Board and a few terms on the Hyannis Village Board. He assisted the Hyannis High School Alumni Association and the Windmill Country Committee. In addition, he had been a charter member of the Hyannis Eagles club. Lyle and Judy were Grand Marshals of the Grant County Fair Parade in 2009. Lyle attended the Church of the Sandhills.
He loved sports. He was an avid Husker fan. He also participated in many sports over the years. They included football, basketball, track, baseball, softball, hunting, fishing, and golf. He had hoped to enter the cancer benefit golf tournament later this summer.
Lyle is preceded in death by his wife Judy, an infant son, his parents, his brother Lloyd Burton, and sisters Lucille Hayward, Leta VanMatre, and Lila Haines.
He is survived by son Kevin (Karla), grandchildren David (Katy) and Jessica (Jacob), his prized great grandchildren Reed, Remi, and Lila, sister Lola Buckner (Bruce), and extended family Kristi Stumpff (Robbie), Jacobi, and Jace. He is also survived by several in-laws, nieces, and nephews that he cared deeply for.