Lyle E. Orcutt

Lyle E. Orcutt, 93, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at the Good Neighbor Home, Manchester, Iowa. The family will greet friends from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020 at the Earlville United Parish, Earlville, Iowa.  A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 10, 2020, at the church with an additional visitation one hour prior to the service.  Burial with military honors will take place at the Fairview Cemetery, Earlville, Iowa. All guests are respectfully requested to wear a face mask and practice social distancing.  Clifton-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, Iowa is assisting the family.

Lyle was born on April 28, 1927, in Delhi, Iowa, the son of Clarence C. and Margaret M. (Sulzner) Orcutt. He served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged on February 16, 1947. Lyle married Ilene Scott on March 3, 1949 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Lyle did cream hauling for the Earlville Creamery along with owning Orcutt Grain Service and Lime Spreading. He then worked as a rural mail carrier until his retirement in 1990. He also drove bus for Maquoketa Valley Schools for 13 years.

Lyle loved the outdoors and spent his time camping, fishing and mushroom hunting.  He was an avid sports fan especially when it came to his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed attending Blue Grass Festivals and wintering down south with Ilene. He also enjoyed helping out on the farm driving tractors and harvesting crops. Lyle was a 70+ year member of the Earlville American Legion Carpenter – Diesch Post 436.

Lyle is survived by his wife of 71 years, Ilene; children, Deb (Steve) Ries of Earlville, Diana (Lee) Wilson of Manchester, Iowa, Lila (Mark) Thomas of Marion, Iowa, Brian (Tammy) Orcutt of Beaver Creek, Ohio, Michael (Janet) Orcutt of Earlville, Mitchell (Cheri) Orcutt of Delhi, Iowa; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Margaret Orcutt; three brothers, Calvin, Elmer and Raymond Orcutt; and two sisters, Muriel Glanz and Margaret Baxter–Corll.

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