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Lyle  Elmer  Kingston
     Lyle Elmer Kingston, 83, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Sedalia, Mo. Lyle was born in Dixon County Aug. 19, 1929 to Ella and Elmer Kingston.
     After graduating high school, he joined the United States Navy for two years and then decided to move back to Nebraska to be with family.
     Lyle started working as a bricklayer and mason worker. Lyle brought his passion for artistry of masonry work to every project he built.
     After raising four children in North Platte, he met the love of his life Joan. They married in 1985.
     At age 51, Lyle made a career change and went to work for the Nebraska Game and Parks Department. With Joan by his side, he became the superintendant of the second largest park in Nebraska, Calumus Reservoir. Lyle loved working hard to make the park beautiful for everyone to enjoy.
     After 15 years, Lyle retired to Warsaw, Mo. where he enjoyed fishing and relaxing with Joan and their new friends.
     Lyle lived his life with great character and integrity but most importantly as a man of faith. He had a quick smile, joyous laugh and a twinkle in his eye that he shared with all who knew him.
     Lyle will be missed by his sons, Terry and Garry (Janice), daughters Linda (Todd) and Christy (Adam), stepsons Lloyd (Rosemary) Schoolfield and Lyle Schoolfield, grandchildren Courtney, Kyle, Max, Maverick, Tyler, Zach, Cory, Katie, Jacob, Sean, Samantha and great grandson Taten. Lyle will also be missed by his brother Gary (Diane) Kingston, sisters Mona (Bob) Meyer, Shirley (Gene) Fletcher, Joyce (Gib) Splittgerber and Gale (Harold) Flesner and their families.
     The family will have a memorial service in Warsaw at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013 at the First Baptist Church.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 4/24/2013
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