Lyle Thayne Quick, age 87, a former resident of Mapleton, Kan., and more recently of Cavalry Crossing Apartments, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at the St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo.
He was born June 4, 1922, at Mapleton, Kan., the son of Frederick Hubert Quick and Angie Mae Dennis Quick.
Lyle graduated from the Fulton High School.
He married Velma White in 1942; they were later divorced.
Lyle served with the United States Army during World War II. Lyle served in both North Africa and in Europe. Lyle fought in every major European Battle including the Battle of the Bulge. At the close of the war, he spent one month in Berlin.
Lyle owned and operated his own dairy farm near Mapleton for many years.
He was a member of the Restoration Branch Church where he served as deacon. He was also a member of the V. F. W., the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans. Lyle had served for several years on the Rural Water Board.
Survivors include a son, Dudley Quick and wife, Joyce Sinn, Fort Scott, Kan., and a daughter, Carol Reeder and husband, Don, Redfield, Kan.
Also surviving are two brothers, Harold Quick, Odessa, Mo., and Dennis Quick, Fort Scott, Kan.; a sister, Nelda Boyd, Mesa, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Jodi O'Dell, Judi Knight, Preston Reeder, James Quick and Sonjia Weems; two step-grandchildren, Michelle McClendon and Nicole Cato; nine great-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Norma Jean Quick.
Elder David Nickelson will conduct funeral services at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at the Mapleton Community of Christ Church.
Burial will follow in the Mapleton Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com.