In Memory of Lyle W. Holmes
Died: 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 www.christensenvanhouten.com
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 (fisherhouse.org).
A Memorial Service will
be held at a future date
to be determined