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Lyle E. Weikel

August 28, 1934 June 16, 2014
Lyle E. Weikel
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Lyle Weikel was born on August 28, 1934, near Whiting, the son of Lloyd and Ruby (Folsom) Weikel. He graduated from Mapleton High School with the Class of '52. He worked with his dad on the farm. He moved to Omaha in 1956 and worked there until March of 1966 when he returned to Mapleton and engaged in farming. He was united in marriage to Linda Marie Otto on January 18, 1958, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mapleton. The couple farmed in the Mapleton area for many years. Linda passed away on June 27, 1995, and Lyle retired from farming in 1999. He worked at the Maple Valley School for 2 years after moving into town. Over the years he served on various boards in the area. He served on the extension council for 4 years, the 4-H Youth Committee for 5 years of which he was chairman for 4 of those years. He also served on Center Township as a trustee for 5 years and Cooper township for 5 years. He was a member of the Mapleton Co-op Board of Directors for 6 years, serving as president for 5 of those years. He was also a director at Berne Co-op in Ute for 10 years. Lyle played Santa Claus in Mapleton, Danbury, Castana and surrounding areas starting in 1977 when he took over for his father-in-law, Lawrence Otto. He continued for 17 years and received several awards for his community service. He enjoyed being Santa Claus to the area and had many, many great memories over the years. He always said it was a special time for him. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Mapleton and was active on various boards. Lyle enjoyed many things in life. He loved farming, spending time with family and friends, attending his grandchildren's events, baseball, and a good game of Euchre. He is survived by his son, Lee Weikel and his wife Cindy of Sioux City; three grandchildren, Andrew Lee Weikel of Ankeny, IA, Kari Susan Stender of Oklahoma City, OK, and Brittany Marie Weikel of Remsen, IA; two brothers, Rex Weikel and his wife, Beverly of Sloan, and Gary Weikel and his wife, Valerie of Sioux City; a sister, Marlene Siglin of Hernando, FL; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife, Linda Marie Weikel; parents Lloyd and Ruby Weikel; and a brother, Wayne Weikel.


Friday, June 20 10:30 a.m.

St. John's United Methodist Church 212 S. 7th St. Mapleton


Thursday, June 19 5:00 - 7:00

Armstrong Funeral Home 210 S. 5th St. Mapleton
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