Nancy Lyle

October 31, 1954 - June 11, 2019

Visitation: Visitation, with family present, will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the church. A Scripture Service will be held at 7:00 p.m.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 15 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Canton.

     Nancy Lyle, age 64, died Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Dougherty Hospice House surrounded by her family.  Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 15 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Canton.  Visitation, with family present, will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the church.  A Scripture Service will be held at 7:00 p.m.

Nancy Marie was born on October 31, 1954 in Hawarden, IA to Rolland and Ona (Johnson) Abraham.  She grew up in rural Beresford, graduating from Beresford High School in 1972.  She earned an LPN degree from Lake Area Tech in Watertown and later a RN degree from USD in Vermillion.  She married Mike Lyle on July 20, 1974 at Dalesburg Lutheran Church, Vermillion, SD.  The couple made their home in Canton, SD and wintered in Mesa, AZ (over the last 10 years).

Nancy was a dedicated nurse who was respected by both patients and staff at Avera Behavioral Health and Keystone Treatment Center, where she was the Director of Nursing for many years. She enjoyed antiquing, riding motorcycle, going to the zoo, and sharing her love of Organ Stop Pizza with family and friends.  She was a professional shopper who never missed a rummage sale and believed Christmas shopping was a year-round activity.  When not hunting for a deal, she cherished time with her family.  Attending her children’s and grandchildren’s activities was her greatest joy.  She was a member of the Red Hat Society and a Superbowl group.  She will be remembered for being a good friend who was always willing to help those in need.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Mike; sons, John (Jackie), Mitchell, SD and Patrick (Amber), Pella, IA; daughter, Marissa (Andy) Rippentrop, Sioux Falls, SD; sisters, Lynette (Dave) Nelson, Volga, SD and Laurie Filley, Cameron, MO; grandchildren: Cassidy, Kaden, Sophie, Greydin, Kanten, Clayton, Griffin and Vivienne; along with numerous extended family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents: Rolland and Ona; sister, Diane Larson; and grandchildren: Christopher and Tristin Rippentrop.


20 condolences have been left

  1. Mike and family,
    I am sorry to hear about Nancy. I remember her from high school as a funny, witty, and gregarious gal. May good memories give you comfort at this difficult time.
    Dort (Twite) Rothenbuehler

  2. Mike, our sympathy and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Leighton and Nila

  4. Sending sympathy and prayers. I enjoyed visiting with Nancy. We both joined the “Cancer Club” about the same time and visited about our treatments. I am so sorry for your loss and the community’s loss. Patty and Craig Dittberner

  5. Mike and family–So very sorry with your loss of Nancy!! What a wonderful loving person!! She will be greatly missed by many!! My prayers and condolences!!
    Kathy Keiser

  6. Mike, Pete and I extend our deep sympathy to you and your family. Nancy was always so friendly and talkative every time we saw her. Such a bright ray of sunshine! Treasure the memories. May God grant you all grace and peace in this difficult time.

    Pete and Lois Norling

  7. Mike,
    Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.


  8. Mike,
    Sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. My sincere condolences go out to you and your family.

  9. Michael and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. I do wished to visit you in AZ sometime but it hadn’t been possible the times I was down there. I will pray for comfort and peace to all of you with those hard days ahead. God Bless you.
    Sheila Jensen

  10. Mike and family, so sorry to hear the loss of Nancy! Cherish all the great memories you created over the years!

  11. I’ll never forget her great stories, her fun laugh, her zest for a good deal and sharing those good deals with her loved ones. It was an honor having known her. Love to all the Lyle’s and extended family. She will be remembered fondly.

  12. There are no words to comfort you at this time of great loss. We all loved her. All of us who were fortunate enough to know Nancy are left with such precious memories–“Nancyisms”, stories that made us cry with laughter and of course her no-nonsense approach to life in general. I used to tell her, “I want to be just like you when I grow up.” She was an amazing nurse—smart and skillful, kind and compassionate to her patients and coworkers.She was a true-blue friend. She loved her family deeply and unconditionally with every inch of her being. She would come in to my office to just “catch up” and when she left, my whole day went a little better. Oh what I wouldn’t give for just one more story or one more hug from my dear friend. Heaven is a little better now that you are there. Until I see you again.


  14. Mike and family,

    We are so sorry to hear this news. May you find comfort in knowing there are so many of us keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Mike Lyle and family, I am so sorry for your loss. She was an amazing individual. I loved her sense of humor.