Lyle J. Heiderscheit, 83, of Bankston, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Thursday, April 22, 2021 at his home.
Due to the pandemic a private family visitation was held Monday, April 26, 2021 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Farley. A public visitation for Lyle was held from 8:30-10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at St. Clements Catholic Church in Bankston. Anyone not able to attend may send memorials to Reiff Funeral Home, ATTN; Lyle Heiderscheit family, P.O. Box #99, Farley, Iowa 52046.
A Mass of Christian burial for Lyle was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at St. Clements Catholic Church in Bankston, with Rev. Michael Schueller presiding. Lectors were Sean Pry and Tim Daly. Placing of the pall was done by Patricia Heidersheit, Vicky Cleary, Gayle Kramer, Troy Heiderscheit and Tonya Pry. Musicians were Ronnie Heiderscheit and Rachel Heiderscheit. Services were live streamed on the St. Elizabeth Facebook page.
Burial was held in St. Clements Cemetery in Bankston with military honors afforded by the Farley American Legion Post #656.
Honorary pallbearers for Lyle were Jaclyn Sahm, Maddie and Willow Heiderscheit.
Pallbearers were Travis Sahm, Ryan Cleary, Brandon Cleary, Kyle Cleary, Nathan Kramer, Sean Pry, Zain Heiderscheit, Jet Heiderscheit and Justin Pry.
Lyle was born June 24, 1937 in North Buena Vista, son of Harold and Josephine (Hefel) Heiderscheit. He received his education in the Holy Cross Schools. On Oct. 22, 1960 he was united in marriage to Patricia Becker at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Dubuque. Together they created a loving home for their family and were always together throughout their special marriage.
Lyle was a Veteran having served in the Army National Guard. Lyle started in construction at the young age of 14 years old working for Bob Vorwald and never really retired. Lyle and Pat farmed together in the rural Bankston area before he founded Heiderscheit Construction. He later partnered with Dave and it became Steger-Heiderscheit Construction.
He was a faithful and devoted member of the St. Clements Parish in Bankston, where he devoted his time to keeping up the grounds during winter and helping during church events. Lyle was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #2001 and the Catholic Orders of Forrester’s in Rickardsville. He was also a member of the German Heritage in Davenport and served as a board member on the Holy Cross/ Buena Vista Fire Department Board.
Lyle was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who truly enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. He also enjoyed taking part in competitive tractor pulling for many years.
He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Patricia Heiderscheit of Bankston; four children: Vicky (Steve) Cleary of Rickardsville, Gayle Kramer (and friend, Doug Westhoff) of Farley, Troy (Megan) Heiderscheit of Bankston, and Tonya (Chad) Pry of Cascade; 12 grandchildren; five siblings: Roger (Judie) Heiderscheit of Holy Cross, Ronnie (Elaine) Heiderscheit of Dixon, Ill., Eddie (Myrene) Heiderscheit of Peosta, Linda (Jerry) Brenke of Dubuque and Laura “Frosty” Brokish of Cleveland, Tenn.; sisters-in-law: Helen Heiderscheit of Dubuque, Donna Heiderscheit of Holy Cross, Carolyn Goedken of Dubuque, Geraldine Wilson, and Nancy Becker both of Hazel Green, Wis.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Daniel Heiderscheit and Duane Heiderscheit; father and mother-in-law, August and Rachel (Dixon) Becker, sisters and brothers-in-law: Rita (Charles) Morgan, Forrest Becker, August Becker Jr., Delvin Becker and Dorothy (Cyril) Klein.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Angela Kelly, Nurse Jennifer, Hospice of Dubuque, especially, Paul, Julie, Courtney, and Nicole K. for all the wonderful care and support they gave to Lyle and his family. You have all made a difference in our lives.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Lyle Heiderscheit to Hospice of Dubuque, Power of Prayer of Dubuque or to your favorite charity.
A Video Tribute may be viewed, and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com