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Lyle E. Ashby

Lyle E. Ashby
November 10, 1943 -  January 3, 2021

Lyle Ashby, age 77, of Hooper
passed away January 3rd, surrounded by his loving family.

Lyle was born November 10, 1943 to Roy and Lucile (Castleman) Ashby of Newman Grove. He attended school to the age of 16 and started work for Merle Nelson in construction.

Lyle married Lucille (Lucy) Johnson August 7, 1966, and to this union were born two daughters Lisa Jean and Lora Lynn. They moved to Nickerson, Nebraska and he worked for Nickerson Farmers Coop for 23 and 1/2 years. In 1974 the family moved to Hooper, Nebraska where Lyle was employed by Smeal and part time for the city of Hooper.

Lyle's love of his beloved wife and daughters was apparent to all who knew him, as was his love of his dogs and cats.

Survivors: his wife Lucy, daughters Lisa (Butch) Nelson, Lora (Ed) Ruppert, granddaughters Kali (friend Jarid) Nelson, and Jessica Nelson. Brothers Larry (Lorraine) and Gary Ashby, Velma Dreifurst- Shupe and Linda (Jim) Scheffer.

He was proceeded in death by: Parents Roy and Lucile, In laws Kenn and Florence Johnson, sister Patricia Dreifurst, brother in law Stetz Dreifurst and Harry Dreifurst.

Lyle was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Great care was given by Methodist Fremont Hospice.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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