Lyle E. Diehl, 85, of Enterprise, Kansas, passed away July 3, 2019 at Enterprise Estates Nursing Center.

Lyle was born April 4, 1934 to Harvey R. and Lillian A. (Williams) Diehl. He attended Pleasant Hill grade school and graduated from DCHS in 1952.

Lyle worked for his uncle Joe Diehl at Diehl Dairy Delivery in Junction City before hiring on with Ershams in Enterprise, Kansas. He retired from ABB in 1997 after working 45 years of service in sheet-metal layout, as a machinist and in Quality Control.

He is a lifetime member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. He was on the boards of the Enterprise Credit Union and Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Lyle has been a farmer and rancher in Dickinson County his entire life and was active in 4-H.

On Dec. 7, 1953 Lyle married Pauline Alexander and to this union Daniel, Donald and Deborah were born. This marriage ended in divorce. On March 28, 1998 Lyle married Connie L. Stover. Both were avid bowlers and enjoyed traveling. She preceded him in death August 2003. From 2004 to 2015 Lyle was married to Lois Holt Howie.

Lyle was proceeded in death by his parents and former spouses Connie Stover-Diehl and Pauline Alexander-Wilson.

He is survived by his children Daniel (Karman) Diehl of Chapman, Donald (Linda) Diehl of Abilene and Deborah (Timothy) Nelson of Chapman, brother Harvey (Jane) Diehl, Jr. of Valley Center, KS, sister Dona (Monte) Myers of Abilene, granddaughters Marci (Todd) Smith of Enterprise, Nicole Diehl of Abilene, Desiree (Jason) Linsner of Great Bend, KS, Kaitlynn (Marshall) Christiansen of Lacey, WA, and Michelle Diehl of Abilene, grandsons Michael (Afton) Diehl of Enterprise and Justin (Courtney) Nelson of Chapman, seven great-grandchildren, step-daughters Candace Flynn of Frankfort, KY, Stephanie Stover-Coello of Kearney, NE, and Stacia (Sammy) McCulley of Abilene, 11 step-grandchildren and 7 step-great-grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life and visitation with the family will be from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 8. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 9, with Pastor Jack Craig officiating. Visitation and funeral services will be at the Chapman United Methodist Church, 426 Sheeran, Chapman, Kansas. Interment will be a Pleasant Hill Cemetery with a luncheon following at the Enterprise Baptist Church, 1697 2100 Avenue, Enterprise, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials be given to Pleasant Hill Cemetery in care Londeen’s Funeral Home, P.O. Box 429, Chapman, KS 67431.

Contact Tim Horan at editor@abilene-rc.com.

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