Lyle Kermit West

Lyle Kermit West

Male 1923 - 2013  (89 years)

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  • Name Lyle Kermit West  [1
    Born 28 Aug 1923  Fargo, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1925  Greene Township, Ransom County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    1925 North Dakota State Census 
    Age: Abt. 2 
    August West, 1925 North Dakota State Census, Greene Township, Ransom County, North Dakota
    August West, 1925 North Dakota State Census, Greene Township, Ransom County, North Dakota
    August West and his wife, Bertha; Their children: Frank (LeRoy), Doris, Alice, Florence, Lyle, Ross, and Rusty - the latter two who are twin brothers.
    Census 1930  Dilworth, Clay County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1930 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 6 
    August West, 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Dilworth, Clay County, Minnesota.  [WA 10.]
    August West, 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Dilworth, Clay County, Minnesota. [WA 10.]
    August West and his wife, Julianna Bertha Menge West; and their children: Frank (LeRoy), Doris, Alice, Florence, Lyle, Rusty, and Ross West.
    Census 1940  Riverton Township, Clay County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1940 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 16 
    August West household, 1940 U. S. Federal Census, Riverton Township, Clay County, Minnesota  [WA 10.]
    August West household, 1940 U. S. Federal Census, Riverton Township, Clay County, Minnesota [WA 10.]
    August West and his wife, Juliana Bertha Menge West; their children: Frank (Roy), Florence, Lyle, Ross, Rusty, Thomas, Kenneth West, and Doris West Blakeway, her husband, Virgil J. Blakeway, and their daughter, Virginia.
    Attended School in Moorhead, Minnesota and Rural Clay County Schools Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Military Service June 1943-March 1946  United Stated Navy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Campaigns in the Marshall Islands, Marianas, Western Caroline's, Philippines; discharged with rank of Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class. 
    Lyle Kermit West, United States Navy
    Lyle Kermit West, United States Navy
    Wedding 2 Feb 1952  First Baptist parsonage, Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lyle K. West and Dorothy E. Pierce Formal Wedding Picture, 1952
    Lyle K. West and Dorothy E. Pierce Formal Wedding Picture, 1952
    Lyle K. West and Dorothy E. Pierce and their Wedding Cake, 1952
    Lyle K. West and Dorothy E. Pierce and their Wedding Cake, 1952
    Lyle K. West and Dorothy E. Pierce
    Lyle K. West and Dorothy E. Pierce
    A Funny Moment with the Wedding Cake, 1952
    Farmed 1952-1988  West of Wahpeton, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    A joint venture of Lyle and Dorothy 
    Died 15 Jun 2013  St. Francis Nursing home, Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Buried 3 Aug 2013  Fairview Cemetery, Wahpeton, Richland County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Lyle Kermit West and Dorothy Eleanor Pierce West, Fairview Cemetery Memorial Gardens, Wahpeton, Richland County, North Dakota
    Lyle Kermit West and Dorothy Eleanor Pierce West, Fairview Cemetery Memorial Gardens, Wahpeton, Richland County, North Dakota
    Plot: Block 37A, Grave 1 & Grave 2
    Person ID I2335  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2017 

    Father August West,   b. 27 Aug 1893, Dubna, Walenske, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1985, Glyndon, Clay County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Julianna Bertha Menge,   b. 3 Feb 1895, Romansdorf, Kiev, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1951, Clay County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 25 Oct 1914  Cass County, North Dakota License # 06819, 1914. Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F897  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothy Eleanor Pierce,   b. 10 May 1930, Wahpeton, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 2017, CHI St. Francis Nursing Home, Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1952  First Baptist Church parsonage, Breckenridge, Wilkin County, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
     5. Living
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F754  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Lyle Kermit West
    Lyle Kermit West

  • Notes 
    •        In the 1925 North Dakota State Census, Lyle K. West is a two year old male. He lives with his parents, August and Bertha, also with six siblings: Frank, Doris, Alive, Florence, Ross, and Ross' twin brother Rusty. The family lives in Greene Township, Ransom County, North Dakota. Lyle is listed as a U. S. Citizen. No further information is given. [WA 09.]
             In the 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Lyle K. West is a six year old, white, single male. he was born in North Dakota of parents who were born in Russia. I am using information from the 1920 census. The information from the 1930 census, which states they were born in Germany is erroneous. Lyle is in school and reads, writes, and speaks English. I am assuming the latter because the record does not indicate anything about speaking. Lyle lives with his parents, August and Bertha, and six other siblings: Frank, Doris, Alice, Ross, Rusty, and Florence. The family lives in Dilworth, Clay County, Minnesota. [WA 08.]
             In the 1940 U. S. Federal Census, Lyle K. West is a 16 year old, white, single male. He was born in North Dakota of parents who were both born in Russia. I am using earlier information given rather than the information given in this census, which indicates they were born in German that is not accurate. According to the record, Lyle has not attended school since March 1 of 19339. He has completed one year of high school. He has lived at the same place since 1935 (Riverton Township, Clay County, Minnesota) on a farm. He was at work at the time of the census. During the week of March 24-30, 1940, Lyle worked 48 hours, but he was not unemployed during that same week. He is employed as a farm laborer in the farm industry. However, he is unpaid. He worked 12 weeks in 1939 with no salary, but did receive money beyond $50. Lyle lives with his parents, Bertha and August, including Frank (Roy), Ross, Rusty, Thomas, Kenneth, Florence, and the Blakeway family: Doris West Blakeway, her husband, Virgil J. Blakeway, and their daughter, Virginia. [WA 10.]
             Lyle Kermit West, 89 of Wahpeton, ND, died Saturday, June 15, 2013 at St. Francis Nursing Home, Breckenridge, MN. The funeral is 10:30AM, Thursday, June 20 at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home in Breckenridge. The visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00PM with a prayer service at 7:00, on Wednesday, June 19 at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home. Pastor David Cripe and Pastor Peter Erickson will be officiating.
             Lyle was born on August 28, 1923 to August and Bertha (Menge) West in Fargo, ND. He grew up and attended school in Moorhead and the rural schools in Clay County, MN. He attended the Lincoln Aeronautical Institute in Lincoln, NE, graduating in 1942 upon completion of an aircraft sheet metal course. He was employed at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation Manufacturing Plant in San Diego, CA from April 1942 to June 1943 as a riveter. His sister Florence, his brother Frank, and his sister-in-law Elsie were also employed at the same plant, all four working to build B-24 Liberator Bombers for the war effort. In June 1943, Lyle enlisted in the U.S. Navy, attending basic training at U.S. Naval Training Station, in Farragut, ID. Lyle served aboard the USS Onslow (AVP-48), participating in naval operations in the Pacific Theater; including campaigns in the Marshall Islands, Marianas, and the Western Caroline Islands. In 1945, he transferred to Boat Pool 15-1, stationed at U.S. Naval Base in Manila, Philippine Islands. Lyle was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in March of 1946 with the rank of Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class.
             After his military service, he moved to the Breckenridge area and began farming. On February 2, 1952, Lyle was united in marriage to Dorothy Pierce at the First Baptist Church parsonage in Breckenridge. In the fall of that year they moved to their farm west of Wahpeton where Lyle farmed for 43 years, retiring after the 1988 harvest. Never one to sit idlely by, Lyle served on the Center Township Board of supervisors for 33 years, operating their township grader and maintaining the roads. He was also on the board of directors for several agriculture groups and the local rural water system. He was an active member in the First Baptist Church in Breckenridge where he served on the church board and participated in many church projects. He was also a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.
             Lyle was a farmer at heart. He believed that farming, despite its hardships and disappointments, was the most honest and honorable way a man can spend his days on this earth. He was fond of spending time in his shop tinkering, fixing, and repairing. He was an avid reader and a devoted family man. He was grateful for the gifts that God gives that are free-the bounty of the earth, the beauty of the sunrise, the glory of the sunset after a hard day of work.
             Lyle is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy; their five children, Richard (Linda) West of Fergus Falls, MN; Paul West of Wahpeton, ND, Greg West of Grand Forks, ND, Clay West of Breckenridge, MN and Lori (Dean) West-Sime of Fargo, ND; his 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; 2 sisters, Doris and Florence; and 2 brothers, Ross and Ken.
             Lyle is preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Frank, Thomas, Rusty "White", Boyd (in infancy), and Alice.

  • Sources 
    1. [S7893] Dorothy E. West (Pierce), Ancestry.com. (2005). U. S. Public Records Index [database online]. Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc. [DEP 01.] .

    2. [S8772] August West household, 1925 North Dakota State Census, Ransom County, Greene Township, sheet 4, dwelling 34, family 35, lines 14-18. (2008). Ancestry.com North Dakota, Territorial and State Censuses, 1885, 1915, 1925 [datbases online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [WA 09.

    3. [S8771] August West household, 1930 U. S. Census, Clay County, Minnesota, Dilworth,ED 6, SD1, sheet 10B, dwelling 190, family 182: National Archives micropublication T626, roll 1083, FHL Film 2340818. [WA 08.].

    4. [S8773] August West household, 1940 U. S. Census, Clay County, Minnesota, Riverton Township, household no. not given, 22 of household in order of visitation, ED 14-39, SD 4, sheet 2A; National Archives micropublication T627, roll 1914. [WA 10.].

    5. [S8757] Lyle K. West. Obituary, 2013. Breckenridge, Minnesota: Joseph Vertin & Sons. [WLK 01.], .

    6. [S8757] Lyle K. West. Obituary, 2013. Breckenridge, Minnesota: Joseph Vertin & Sons. [WLK 01.].

    7. [S8756] Dorothy Eleanor Pierce West. (2017). Obituary. Breckenridge, MN: Joseph Vertin & Sons. [DEP 02].

    8. [S8760] Lyle Kermit West. (2012). Ancestry.com. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Find A Grave Memmorial #159166006.[WLK 02.].

    9. [S8763] West-Menge Marriage. (2016). Ancestry.com Web: Cass County, North Dakota Marriage License Index, 1873-1944 [database online]. Lehi, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [WA 03 & JBM 01.].


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