Lyle Eugene Lannon, 95, formerly of rural Sidney, passed away on February 18th, 2023, at Arbor Rose in Tolono. He was born on June 16th, 1927, to parents Patrick Lannon and Mildred (Wyant) Lannon. Lyle married his late wife, Barbara, on February 26th, 1949.
Lyle was a lifelong farmer who also loved to travel. He spent much of his time on the road in his motorhome, exploring new places and making memories with his family and friends. Lyle belonged to numerous local clubs, including Moose, Elks, Knights of Columbus, I&I Tractor Club, and the Farm Bureau. He was a beloved member of his community and will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.
Lyle is survived by his daughter, Carol Lamb of Champaign; grandchildren, David Riggins of Papillion, Nebraska; Stephanie Lamb (John) of Phoenix, Arizona; and Jeremy Lamb of Sidney, IL; great-grandchildren, Dustin Riggins (Shawna) of Coralville, IA, and Kirsten (AJ) Jackson of Elkhorn, Nebraska; great-great-grandchild, Miles Riggins of Coralville, IA, and his sister, Betty Sappenfield of Philo, IL. Lyle was preceded in death by his parents, brother (Maurice Lannon), and wife Barbara.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at the Joines Funeral home in Villa Grove with a rosary service beginning at 4:30 p.m. The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at the Bongard Immaculate Conception church with Father Keith Walder officiating; burial will follow at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery where Lyle will be laid to rest. The family requests any donations to be made to Philo Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund or to the family for a memorial bench.
Lyle will be remembered for his kind heart, hard work, and love for his family and friends. His spirit will live on in the memories of those who loved him.
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