Lyle LeeVern Oloff Sr. 94, died November 16, 2020 at his son’s home in Idaho Falls, ID, from complications due to leukemia.
Lyle L. Oloff Sr. was born on the family farm, Harrison County, Cass Township, west of Portsmouth, Iowa, on July 5, 1926 to William and Elsie McKeigan Oloff. Lyle was baptized on October 16, 1927, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Persia, Iowa. He grew up on the farm attending Cass Center Country School. Lyle married Betty Meier on March 27, 1949, at First Lutheran Church, Missouri Valley. Lyle and Betty were confirmed into the Lutheran faith on October 18, 1953 at Immanuel Lutheran, Logan. They farmed in the Logan, Portsmouth area raising five boys. Over the years, Lyle also worked for Schemmer Rock Quarry drilling dynamite holes with a wagon drill, and Harrison County road department operating a road grader maintaining the roads of Cass Township. Lyle and Betty retired from farming in 1977, moving to Logan, Iowa, and opening and operating the Oloff Machine Shop until their full retirement in 1997. Lyle and Betty enjoyed traveling, winters in Arizona, and fishing at their lake home in Minnesota. Lyle also enjoyed woodworking and reading westerns.
Lyle is preceded in death by his wife Betty of 62 years, his parents, brothers and sisters; grandson, Joshua, and daughter-in-law, Cheryl.
He is survived by his five sons: Wayne (Beth) Blair, NE., James (Betty), Idaho Falls, ID, Keith (Bonnie), Logan, IA, Lyle Jr., Portsmouth, IA, Terry (Ronda), Logan, IA. Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Visitation is set for Sunday, November 22, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Logan Memorial Chapel, in Logan, IA.
Graveside service will be on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Valley View Cemetery in Persia, Iowa.
Expressions of sympathy can be mailed to: Oloff Family, 3625 S. Koester Rd. Idaho Falls, ID 83402
In Loving Memory of Lyle L. Oloff Sr.
Born July 5, 1926~Portsmouth, Iowa
Entered into Rest November 16, 2020~Idaho Falls, Idaho
Graveside Service Monday, November 23, 2020 11:00 a.m. Valley View Cemetery Persia, Iowa
Officiating~Pastor Joseph Hanson
Jessica Oloff, Esther Oloff Stopps, Lydia Oloff, Noah Oloff, Daniel Oloff, Joe Maguire
Matthew Oloff, Jeremy Oloff, Wyatt Walker, Zayne Oloff, Jacob Oloff, Jennifer Oloff Walker
Final Resting Place
Valley View Cemetery Persia, Iowa