In Memory of Lyle R. Bielenberg



Lyle R. Bielenberg
Lyle R. Bielenberg
Born: May 23, 1954
Died: December 29, 2017
Age: 63
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Lyle R. Bielenberg
May 23, 1954 - December 29, 2017
From: Ida Grove, IA


Lyle Bielenberg, age 63, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017, at the Horn Memorial Hospital, of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, January 5, 2018, at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Pastor Shari O’Bannon will officiate. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Homes, of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com



Lyle R. Bielenberg was born on May 23, 1954, in Denison, IA, the youngest of ten children born to Irwin and Eva (Jepsen) Bielenberg. He grew up in Charter Oak, IA where he graduated from Charter Oak-Ute High School with the class of 1972.

In his youth, Lyle enjoyed going to the stock car races and spending time with his friends. He was employed at auto body shops in Denison and Charter Oak during this time. On September 30, 1978, Lyle married his sweetheart Patricia “Pat” Lorenzen and the couple made their home in Ida Grove, IA. Lyle and Pat were blessed with two children a son Justin and a daughter Caitlin.

Lyle went into business on his own in 1978, with Bielenberg Body Shop which was located in downtown Ida Grove. In the early 1990’s, Lyle closed his shop and tended to his rental properties while working various jobs.  He most currently was employed with PCI.   Lyle thought a good bargain was a horrible thing to waste.  Besides taking care of his rental properties, Lyle liked to tend to his “used goods” a collector of “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. He found used items for up cycling like old wood, carpet, and much more.

He enjoyed bowling league, attending Hawkeye games with his son Justin, watching golf, and having the opportunity to attend the PGA Championship in 2016. He was also an elder of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. You could often find Lyle with a cold Diet Dr. Pepper ready for a good chat or spoiling his precious granddaughter Taylee.

He will be remembered as a loving brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. With a heart of gold Lyle was always ready to lend a helping hand or to go the extra mile to help out a neighbor in need. In the words of his granddaughter “Papa Lyle is a beautiful angel now riding on a unicorn” and his memory will be forever treasured by those he knew and loved.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Pat Bielenberg of Ida Grove, IA; children Justin (Allison) Bielenberg of West Des Moines, IA and Caitlin (Joe) Thornburg of Tiffin, IA; granddaughter Taylee Bielenberg; brothers Richard (Retha) Bielenberg, Virgil (Kathy) Bielenberg, Ronald (Susie) Bielenberg and Dale (Kate) Bielenberg; sisters Shirley Raszler, Lois Weiss, and Linda (Melvin) Cerny; father and mother-in-law Harold and Bev Lorenzen; sister-in-law Barb Lorenzen; dear friends Mike (Patti) Andrews and Rhett (Kathy) Leonard; and numerous extended family and friends.

Lyle was preceded in death by his parents Irwin and Eva Bielenberg; brother Merle Bielenberg; sister Barb Fritz; brothers-in-law Ron Fritz, Aaron Raszler, and Mark Lorenzen.


SERVICES

11:00 am, Friday,
January 5, 2018

Wesminster Presbyterian Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Pastor Shari O'Bannon

CASKET BEARERS

Honorary Pallbearers
Virgil Bielenberg
Ron Bielenberg
Dale Bielenberg
Dick Bielenberg
Mike Andrews
Rhett Leonard
Bob Henderson
Rocky Brink

VISITATION

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm,
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Christensen - Van Houten
Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa


Condolences


Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 7:55 PM
“My thoughts and prayers to you, Pat. My heart goes out to you and your family during this time. Hugs and many prayers.”
- Austin Drey
Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 7:55 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Curt and Denise Ossenkop
Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 2:27 PM
“Our thoughts are with you, Pat, and your entire family. Lyle will always be remembered fondly as a quiet, unassuming man. I always enjoyed visiting with him when I'd see him downtown. Prayers for you and your family during these difficult times. ”
- Douglas Clough
Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 10:32 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you, Pat. Lyle will never be forgotten and will be remembered as a very classly individual from the class of 1972. ”
- Steven Knutzen
Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 10:32 AM
“Justin my thoughts go out to you and your family at this difficult time. Cherish your special times with your dad. My prayers are with you.”
- Cindy Gustafson
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 3:19 PM
“So very sorry to hear about Lyle, I enjoyed very much talking with him over the years and when we worked together. ”
- Lon Schluter Family
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 3:19 PM
“My deepest sympathy, Pat. My heart goes out to you and your family. ”
- Deb Payne
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 3:18 PM
“To the family of Lyle Bielenberg: We are very sorry for your loss.”
- Bob & Therese Scheer
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 10:53 AM
“Pat and family, so very sorry to hear about Beanie. He was a great guy! May God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Hugs to all of you.”
- Sue Gollhofer Nichols
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 10:53 AM
“Pat, we were so very sorry to hear about Lyle. I think back to just 2 months ago at Shelly’s shower when we were thrilled that Lyle had the Iowa game on until the shower started...3 other Hawk fans had joined him to cheer louder!! We are praying for you and your family asking for peace and comfort in your hearts! Neala and Jim Ellingson ”
- Jim and Neala Ellingson
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 10:53 AM
“Justin and family, sending you hugs and prayers. May you find some peace with the love surrounding you. ”
- Jade Wadding
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 10:02 PM
“Sympathy to the Bielenberg famiky. Lyle always made time to help others. 11”
- Laurel (Riessen) Kaiser
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 5:12 PM
“Sympathy and prayers Pat and family. ”
- Kris Sporleder Caughey
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 5:12 PM
“Pat, you have my deepest sympathy. Hugs and prayers to your family. ”
- Dena Anderson
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 5:12 PM
“Pat, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.”
- Beth, Brian and Arielle Wolterman
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 5:12 PM
“Pat and family,
We are thinking of and praying for you during this difficult time. May God give you strength and comfort each day!”
- Jefree, Amy & Jack Schulte
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:57 AM
“My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family Pat....may God hold you are is loving arms and comfort you...”
- Terri Nelson
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:57 AM
“So sorry to hear of Lyle's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
God's Blessings.”
- Jerry Boger
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:57 AM
“Pat and family, so very sorry for your loss. You have our deepest condolences and prayers.”
- John and Lenee Sinnott
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:57 AM
“Pat and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Cant believe we just talked a few days ago. Your all in our thoughts and prayers”
- Russ and Judy Bubke
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:57 AM
“Pat and family, my deepest sympathy during this difficult time. I hope you are able to surround yourself with friends and positive light in the days, weeks, and months ahead. Much love. ”
- Crissy Pence
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:57 AM
“We were stunned to learn of Lyle's passing and wish to extend our sincere condolences to Pat and family. I could always count on Lyle for an early morning greeting when visiting my mother, Donna Schau, as I, too, am an early riser. Rest in peace, Lyle.”
- Donna and Denise Schau
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:57 AM
“Pat, Justin, Caitlin and families, so very sorry for your loss. Lyle was such a good person and his presence in our lives will be missed. Hugs to you all and God's blessings.”
- Valarie Wonder
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11:12 AM
“Pat, Justin, Caitlin and family,
It is a devastating time for all of you....and we hold each of you so close in our hearts and in our prayers. Allow God to comfort you as only He can. He understands your grief. He gave up His own precious Son for you. Go beyond the grave right now and know that you will all meet again in a place where death no longer has meaning. God lights your way with hope.
Our deepest sympathy, our fervent prayers, wrapped in the Father's love. ”
- Mike and Sherry Hittle
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11:12 AM
“Pat, there are no words to let you know how our hearts go out to you. The time we have spent together in Nicaragua makes you feel like family, and when one is hurting we share in the sadness. There are so many things in life that we have no answers for, but one thing we know with certainty is that our Father in heaven loves you very much and His presence is alway with us, even when at times it may feel otherwise. Our prayer is that you find great comfort in this presence and in His love. We love you friend!”
- Kurt & Teresa Van Hulzen - Andrew, Sarah & Joshua
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11:12 AM
“Pat and family,
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.”
- Kasey Schwanz
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11:12 AM
“Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family. . Your faith is God will carry you through this difficult time. ”
- Jeff and Linda Schoenherr
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11:12 AM
“So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. ”
- Tracey & Kelly Rohlk and boys
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11:12 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you, Pat, and your family. He was a wonderful man. Although I can't be there for the service, I will be there in spirit and be saying prayers for you on Friday. God's blessings upon you during this difficult time.
- Lue Baker
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11:12 AM
“Pat and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Lyle was a great person and he will be missed. He went to sleep and woke up with God. May God bless you. You have our deepest sympathy. Byron and Mary Jo Hartwig”
- Byron Hartwig
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11:12 AM
“So very sorry to learn of Lyle's passing. I no longer live in Ida Grove but knew him from when we used to operate Country Harvest Restaurant. My sympathies to Pat, the family & friends.”
- Patricia Wilson
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11:11 AM
“I am so very sorry for your loss Pat. I am thinking of you and all of your family and will keep you all in my prayers. May the Lord wrap his arms around you and comfort you during this difficult time.”
- Sheila Petersen
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11:11 AM
“Our heart goes out to you and the kids. Hugs and prayers!! We are here for you anytime.”
- Doug and Patty Wheeler
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11:11 AM
“Pat and family, My sympathy to you all. Hugs
Shirley Ruser”
- Shirley Ruser
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11:11 AM
“Dear Pat and family, It has been a LONG time since we have lived in Ida Grove, but I recognized Lyle when I saw the picture immediately. I think our son Tim and Justin were friends. We offer you and your family our deepest sympathy!
Tom and Margaret Waldschmitt ”
- Margaret Waldschmitt
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11:11 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss! We shared lots of laughs in the old days! He was such a good guy! Thoughts and prayers to you Pat and your family! Mike and Deb ”
- Deb Wood
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11:11 AM
“So sorry to hear of your loss Pat. You and your family will be in my prayers. ”
- Jane Petersen
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11:11 AM
“My deepest sympathy to the family.”
- Kirk Gaes
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11:11 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
- Gerald and Pat Schmidt
Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 4:50 PM
“Hugs to all and cherishing all the memories we shared together”
- Wendy and Bob Lorenzen
Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 4:50 PM
“Sorry for your loss Pat & family. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers..”
- Matt and Chris Wunschel
Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 4:50 PM
“Dear Pat, I was so sorry to hear about Lyle. We will never know another "Beanie". My thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful family at this difficult time. I hope you may be able to take comfort from the many tributes I know will be paid to Lyle, by so many who also held him in such high regard.”
- Sandi (Sporleder) McCartney
Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 4:50 PM
“My thoughts and prayer”
- GENE ABBOTT
Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 12:05 PM
“My deepest sympathies for you all. May the good Lord wrap his arms around you and comfort you. I love you!
- Amy Sievers
Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 12:05 PM
“God’s comfort to Pat and her family - Lyle was a life long friend growing up together in Charter Oak - I will always remember Beanie !!!”
- Tom & Jean Hiller
Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 12:05 PM
“Sending our thoughts and prayers”
- Roger Harrell
Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 12:05 PM
“So many prayers and so much love to Pat and her family. Our condolences to the entire Bielenberg family. May your faith in God help all of you through this most difficult time.”
- Mark and Jean Burns
Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 12:05 PM
“Prayers for the Bielenberg family. May God keep you all wrapped in His Arms.”
- Betty & Dennis Henschen
Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 12:05 PM
“Dear Patti and family,
Our heartfelt sympathy is with you all and hoping you know that there are many of us "out here" who hold you in our thoughts and prayers right now. Lyle made us laugh and smile often and for that we will all be grateful for his presence in our lives. I'll never forget the kindness he showed to so many. Patti - a special virtual hug to you - and remember the happy times!

Jodie”
- Jodie Butler
Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 12:04 PM
“Sympathies and prayers to Pat and family during this difficult time.”
- Jeff & Terri Ullrich
Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 8:35 PM
“Our deepest sympathy, love, hugs and prayer to Pat and the kids and family and the whole Bielenberg family. It is just so heartbreaking to hear this news. Lyle was a great guy and will be deeply missed. God Bless you all!!!
- Jim and Nancy Jurgens
Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 4:26 PM
“Our sympathy to Lyle's family May God's be around his family at this time and always
- Wayne and Ina Mae Bliesmann
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