Funeral services for Lyle Eugene Peltzer, 75, of Broken Bow were held at Govier Brothers Mortuary with Pastors Doug Jones and Todd Karges officiating. Pastor Karges was also the vocalist. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Masonic rites were given.
Lyle passed away at Heritage Hall in Broken Bow April 3, 2013, after a brief illness, at the age of 75 years, five months and 17 days.
Lyle Eugene Peltzer was born Oct. 16, 1937, the second child of Alfred and Willa (Rapp) Peltzer, northeast of.Berwyn in the same house his grandmother, mother and her sisters were born in. The home was on the Mauk family farm which was homesteaded by his great-grandfather in the late 1880s.
When Lyle was 3-years-old, the family moved to the current home place which was also a Mauk family homestead. Family and heritage meant a great deal to Lyle and he was very proud of having spent his entire life on family homesteaded land. The farm received an award from Ak-Sar-Ben for having been in the same family for 1 00 years.
Lyle was active in 4-H and showed family-owned registered Hereford cattle. He also served as a 4-H leader.
He attended King school and was a 1955 graduate of Broken Bow High School.. He later joined the National Guard and served as a cook. His guard buddies had an annual get-together at Duane Taylor's home and enjoyed many hours of reminiscing.
Since Lyle had no children of his own, his two nieces and two nephews and their families meant a great deal to him. He was an avid follower of their 4-H and sports activities.
He was a kind and generous friend and neighbor. A simple trip to the grocery store often proved to be a social event, giving him a chance to visit with friends. He also enjoyed attending auctions.
Lyle became a member of the Order of DeMolay in the mid 50s., later becoming a member of the Masonic Lodge. He served 46 years as an officer of the local lodge, and it was a vital part of his life.
Survivors include his sister, Kathleen Eberle; nieces, Karen and Jeff Evans and their children, Wade and Kelly McVey; Steph and Jason Gilbreth; Sara and Matt Baird, Olivia and Hudson; Kristi and Tim Mason and their children Logan Mason and Kaitlyn Mason; nephews, Jim and Kathy Eberle and their children, Dustin and Alisha Eberle and Cameron; Troy Eberle and special friend Jamie Sanborn; and Katrina Eberle; Joe and Renee Eberle and their children, Ben and Liz Eberle, Carson and Cooper; Tyler and Jessica Eberle and Jackson; and Jeff Eberle; and a special cousin, Terry Osborne who was like a brother to Lyle.
Also sulviving are three aunts, Vera Burdick, Katherine Thornhill and Lila Proffitt, and numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Lyle's seven great-nephews: Wade McVey, Ben, Tyler, Dustin, Troy and Jeff Eberle, and Logan Mason.
Lyle was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Published in Custer County Chief, April 11, 2013