In Memory of Lyle W. Holmes

Lyle W. Holmes
Lyle W. Holmes
Born: November 16, 1952
Died: December 4, 2020
Age: 68
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Lyle W. Holmes
November 16, 1952 - December 4, 2020

Lyle William Holmes, age 68, of Ida Grove, Iowa, went to be with the Lord on December 4, 2020, surrounded by his family.

A Memorial Service will be held at a future date to be determined. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at

Lyle was born in Atlantic, Iowa, on November 16, 1952, to Leonard and Gertrude Holmes; the seventh of eight children.  Lyle was Baptized and Confirmed at Faith Lutheran Church in Griswold.  He graduated from Griswold High School where he met his sweetheart, best friend, and beautiful wife of 49 years, Frances Kimberly Nuckolls.

After 20 years of faithful service, Lyle retired from the United States Air Force.   While serving his country, Lyle lived in many states and countries, but after retirement, decided to return to his roots in Iowa, settling down in Ida Grove.

Lyle was so loving and proud of his four children and their spouses: Kyle and his wife Nicole, Catryna and her husband Bill, Aaron and his wife Heather, and Amanda and her husband Larry.  He enjoyed root beer floats with his eleven grandchildren: Hailey, Kimmie, Paige, Jarrod, Chad, Andrew, Emma, Blake, Alli, Alex, and Nicholas, and his great-granddaughter Emberly.

He was survived by five brothers and sisters: Lavone, Lloyd, Lois, Leroy, and Loretta.  He was preceded to heaven by his parents and his brothers, Leonard and Larry.

The family would like to thank the friends and family who’ve offered their condolences and would also like to thank the staff at St Luke’s Unity Point Health for their attentiveness and diligent care for Lyle and the family.

Lyle will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.

In accordance with his wishes, Lyle will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a future date to be determined.  In lieu of cards or flowers the family requests donations be made to the Fisher House (



A Memorial Service will 
be held at a future date
to be determined


Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 11:17 AM
“I’m sorry for your lose Kim. Prayers to you and your Family. ”
- Vicki Magnuson
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 9:15 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss Kim. Lyle was one of the good ones. Prayers to you and your family. ”
- Robin Haas
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 9:15 AM
“Our prayers to Lyle’s wife and families. Such nice neighbors to have always working in the yard together, a friendly wave and smile. He will be missed.”
- Robert & Marie Baker
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 9:14 AM
“Kim I am so sorry to hear of Lyle's passing. Lyle was a very kind person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
- Betty Holmes
Monday, December 7, 2020 at 10:03 AM
“My Deepest Sympathies for loss!🙏 May you Rest In Peace my friend! ”
- Nancy Hoffman
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