Lyle Lubbers passed away at his home after a long battle with cancer on Monday, September 5, 2022. Lyle turned 64 this past April.
A celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the American Lutheran Church in Long Prairie at 11:00 AM.
Visitation will be that morning from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the church.
Lyle passed away after a long courageous battle with cancer, on Labor Day, September 5, 2022, at his home. He was 64 years old. He is survived by his mother, Marge Lubbers; wife, Susan: children, Ryan (Jillene) Lubbers, Rachel (Kyle) Hukriede; grandchildren, Emma and Taylor Lubbers, Peyton, Gracie, Lily, Easton and Grayson Hukriede; siblings, Nelva Nyenhuis, Roy (Anne) Lubbers, and Tammy (Mike) Adams; many nieces, nephews and friends. Waiting for him in heaven were his father, Alroy; grandparents Ted and Hilda Lubbers, Tony and Martha VanderBroek; brother-in-law, Bill Nyenhuis.
Lyle Keith Lubbers was born on April 16, 1958, the son of Alroy and Marge (VanderBroek) Lubbers in Rock Rapids, Iowa. His family then made the trip North to Deer River, Minnesota. As a child, his parents owned a resort on Jessie Lake. He always enjoyed sharing the many memories he made during the summers on the Resort. He graduated from Deer River High School where he was a 3 Sport Athlete (Football, Basketball, and Track). After High School he went to work at the Marcell Sawmill. Lyle then moved to Long Prairie in 1979, where he work for Long Prairie Machinery hauling Equipment for a short time. In 1980 he started his Forever Job at Hart Press (BANTA, RRD, LSC). Though there were many name changes, retired with 37 years of Service. He took great pride in his years of Employment there.
Lyle married Cindy Schneekloth in 1981. They moved to the Farm just west of Long Prairie. On the farm they raised pigs and Lyle painted tractors with his father-in-Law Rich. Lyle and Cindy raised two children together, Ryan and Rachel. In the summer of 1991, they built a new house that Lyle would spend the rest of his years in. Lyle and Cindy later divorced. In 2005, Lyle married Susan Bleichner. Lyle loved being a grandpa to Peyton, Emma, Gracie, Taylor, Lily, Easton and Grayson. He always enjoyed getting the new school pictures each year to display. He loved to visit and share stories.
Lyle enjoyed racing, often the family would spend 3 or 4 nights a week at a race track. He loved to fix things and to care for his lawn. It often was his pride to have clean-cut grass, trimmed edges and well-kept yard. He often tinkered on projects in the garage. In his younger years Lyle spent many hours on the lake fishing and enjoying nature. His other hobbies included relaxing by the campfire, any type of racing and golfing. Some of his best memories were of when he, his brother and sisters would all bring their families together for a week vacation back at the resort. His outgoing spirit and love will be missed by all that loved him.