Lyle Burton Grover, passed away suddenly on July 3, 2023 at Longhouse-Northshire Nursing Home. He was 82 years old.
Lyle is survived his children Cheryl Riley (Ed Vierow) of Royal, Iowa; Rick (Tracey) Grover of Milford, Iowa; Brian (Stacy) Grover of Spencer, Iowa; and Brad (Cheri) Grover of Amarillo, Texas; and stepdaughter Angie Friedrich of Spencer, Iowa. He will be forever remembered by his 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren, sisters-in-law Faye Ann Hansen, Tammy True, and Georgia Riley and brother-in-law Rodney Riley, and many nieces and nephews.
Lyle was preceded in death by his wife Edna Mae (Riley) Grover in 1995 and his second wife Mary Evelyn (Laubenthal) Grover in 2021; parents Lynn “Bud” Grover and Iva (Alger) Grover, a son Randy Grover, a grandson Bill Cooper, a sister Kay (Merlyn) Hansen, a brother Keith Grover, brother-in-law Merlyn Hansen and brother-in-law Roger Riley.
Lyle was born in Dickens, Iowa, on March 22, 1941, and attended school at Cornell, Iowa, graduating from Gillett Grove High School in 1959. After graduation Lyle entered the Army and served from1959 through 1962. He lived in Rhode Island for one year and then moved back to the Spencer area in 1963. He was united in marriage to Edna Mae (Riley) Grover on October 17, 1966. Lyle worked for Morton Buildings and the young couple moved several times early in their marriage, spending 4 years in Onawa, Iowa, then in 1974, he and his family settled in Spencer, Iowa. He retired from Morton buildings after 27 years of work. After Edna Mae passed, Lyle was united in marriage to Mary Evelyn (Laubenthal) Grover on June 20, 1997, and remained in Spencer, Iowa, for the remainder of his life.
First and foremost, Lyle was a dedicated father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He spent a large amount of his retirement following his several grandkids around a variety of ballparks watching their various sporting events. Lyle was an enthusiastic card player and spent many days with friends and family enjoying his favorite hobby. He loved watching NASCAR and enjoyed old Western movies.
Lyle was a member of the American Legion, Eagles Auxiliary, and United Methodist Church in Spencer, Iowa.
The family is deeply grateful for the care and compassion shown by the Longhouse Nursing Home staff as well as Avera Hospice staff during this difficult time.