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Lyle M. Oesterle, 96, died May 19, 2017.

Lyle was born November 18, 1920, to Michael and Ruth Oesterle on a farm south of Mason. He graduated from Mason High School in 1939. He was devoted to farming all of his life and was in partnership with his four sons. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for 60 plus years serving on the Session and Administration Committee. Lyle served on the Alaiedon Township Board as Clerk for 32 years and the Township Planning Commission for 8 years. He was a member of the Selective Service System (Draft Board) from 1964 to 1969.

Lyle was preceded in death by June, his wife of 69 years; his parents; four brothers, Glenn, Lawrence, Howard, and Donald; three sisters, Gladys, Eva, and Ida. Lyle is survived by one sister, Irma; four sons, Marvin (Connie), Brian (Janet), Bruce (Christa), and Gordon (Kathy); 12 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at the First Presbyterian Church of Mason on Wed. May 24, 2017 at 10:00a.m. Visitation will be at the Church on Tues. May 23 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 131 E Maple St., Mason, MI 48854 or Camp Highfields, 5123 Old Plank Rd Onondaga, MI 49264 in memory of Lyle.

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Ball Dunn Chapel. Online condolences may be expressed at