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Lyle Etcher

February 7, 1929 — June 15, 2021

Lyle Etcher

Lyle R. Etcher, 92 of Wyoming, died June 15, 2021 at Metro Health Hospital.   He was born Feb. 7, 1929 in East Jordan the son of Albert and Verna (Kent) Etcher.

Lyle proudly served in the United States Army earning a Bronze Star for his bravery during the Korean War.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of East Jordan and also the First United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids.  Lyle worked for many years at the East Jordan Iron Works before retiring.

On August 18, 1962 he married Shirley LaVanway who preceded him in death in 2016.  Also preceding him in death were his daughter Lisa James (2018) , his parents, and his brother Lawrence Etcher.

Lyle loved his family and always took care of them. His leaving has left an unfillable void for those surviving including for his son Thomas (Amy) Etcher of Grandville, his grandchildren Aryana James, Sarah Etcher, James Etcher, brother Bruce Etcher, sister Karen Wellman and significant other Mickey Trimble.

Graveside services with military honors will be held Friday, June 25, at 1pm at Dunsmore Cemetery, Echo Township.

Arrangements have been handled by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign his online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.

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