Truman W. Lytle

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Truman Willard Lytle of Riesel, TX – devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away Thursday, June 4, 2009 at a local hospital.

Services will be held at 10 AM on Friday, June 12th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel, at 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco, with Pastor Jim Cox officiating. Burial will follow at Riesel Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 PM Thursday, June 11th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Mr. Lytle will be available for viewing starting Thursday morning. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Truman was born October 23, 1912 in Filley, NE to Orba M. Lytle and Anna Grace (Winchell) Lytle. He grew up on a farm near Filley, NE and attended Cotner College in Lincoln. He taught high school in Vesta, NE two years before receiving his BS in Education at Peru State Teacher

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  1. Dear Dawn, Danelle, Mrs. Lytle, and all the family.
    I am sorry for your loss. It has been several years since we have talked with you, but I have never forgotten any of you and especially Truman. I loved him because he loved the Lord and was a faithful witness in his life. He influenced me so much in my walk with the Lord. I know he is in the presence of the Lord right now and I am happy for him, but sorry for you because I know you will miss him. I will be praying for you in the days and weeks to come.
    Amy Crouse

  2. Betty Wade-Wright-Hanes

    Mr. Lytle was one of my teachers at Weeping Water School in the late 50’s! He was a most caring, kind educator! I am still at the Weeping Water School as an Elementary Secretary. He would always let us raid his watermelon patch! In Heaven there is one more angel! That would be Mr. Lytle!! Please accept my most sincere sympathy! Betty

  3. Bobbi and Greg Koss

    Dawn: Just received the word of your fathers passing and my thoughts are with you. Will always rember your father during our school days and after. My thought and prayers are with you and your mother and sisters and families.

  4. Plattsmouth Ne–I was in his English class as a freshman and I was pretty wild.He kicked me out of class 29 times. I really liked him and was a great teacher.29 times he was always right. Will say a prayer

  5. I always enjoyed visiting with Uncle Truman,he was a gentle soul. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Elizabeth (Leitschuck) Whittle

    My sympathy goes out to all of you in the passing of Truman. He was a great and kind man and a great teacher. I remember all the times of visiting and playing on your farm south of Odell, and trying to keep one step ahead of the geese!! My prayers are with all of you.

  7. Vi, Danelle, Dawn, Denise

  8. I was saddened to learn of "Mr. Lytle’s" passing. Although it has been a long, long time since high school English classes and Volleyball games, I will never forget his kindness and gentle demeanor. My deepest sympathy to you, "Mrs. Lytle," and your family.

  9. Janice Olberding

    I read in the Beatrice newspaper about your loss. He was a very good neighbor in Fairbury. I lost my dear dad last August at the age of 93. We’re very blessed to have had them around for that long. My condolences

  10. Karen Rupprecht Fricke

    My condolences to you all. I have many fond memories of the Lytle family when I used to spend time at my grandparent’s farm, Frank & Emma Rupprecht, by Odell, NE.
    My uncle, Jerry Rupprecht, a former teacher at Odell when Truman was there, has also passed away in 2007.

  11. Nancy (Friesell) Oltjenbruns

    I saw your father’s obituary and would like to express sincere sympathy. He was a kind man. I remember your family when you lived at Weeping Water and we sure had a lot of fun back then!

  12. My condolences go to the family of Truman Lytle. It was as an honor to get to teach with Truman at Odell many years ago. He was a dedicated teacher, a fine citizen, and a loving husband and father. Every time iris are in bloom I think of Truman! I will be unable to attend the service at Tecumseh, NE on Sat. but my thoughts and prayers are with Truman’s wife, his daughters and his grandchildren at this time.

  13. I just wanted to say I’m sorry for your loss. Mr.Lytle was a superb man. I lived across the street from him and his family as a child and remember him fondly. He was so patient and kind and I loved to watch him with his flowers. What a beautiful garden! We were sad to see him move back then and still remember him to this day. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. God Bless.
    Patty (Olberding) Bartels

  14. I am so sorry about Truman’s death. I know he was so sick and I know he is so happy now. We will be praying for you all and know that you have our sincerest sympathies.

  15. Mrs. Lytle and Family,

    Mrs. Lytle read about the passing of Mr. Lytle in the Plattsmouth paper.
    I remember Mr. Lytle from W.W. High School days.
    I hope he was feeling well up to his passing!
    Mrs. Lytle you were my 7th grade teacher.

    Rick Moore!

  16. Scott and Becky Boyer

    Dawn, Danelle, and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I know how much you loved him.
    Scott always enjoyed the visits they had and his the most beautiful Iris garden I have ever seen.
    Remember you are in our prayers and let us know if we can do anything.
    God’s richest blessings to all of you…
    Scott and Becky Boyer

  17. Some teachers reach their students, Mrs. Lytle in 5th grade, and especially Truman through my High School at Weeping Water, Nebraska. Each were teachers I felt helped make me who I am today, and I feel blessed to have had both them for teachers.
    It was with sadness that I learned of Truman’s passing. He will be missed not only in my heart, but in the hearts of all those he touched.

  18. Dawn, I am sad to hear of the passing of Truman. I will remember him as a great teacher, person and his love of the Iris. Hope you all are doing well.


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