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Lyle G. Veaderko, 85

Lyle George Veaderko, age 85, passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Delano, after a long illness.

He was born Sept. 28, 1932.

Lyle worked for 37 years for the Delano and Wayzata school districts’ buildings and grounds, retiring in 1989. He also worked for the Delano Granite Works, Lund & Byerlys, Star West, and Wayzata Woods in maintenance and caretaking; a “jack of all trades.”

Lyle loved to ride motorcycles, travel, bowl, and eat out anywhere. He always kept a spotless yard, garage, and home. Nothing compared to his oatmeal pecan cookies and chicken and dumplings. Lyle’s favorite saying was “marvelous.”

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Lois (Plath) Veaderko; and brother Harlan Veaderko.

Lyle is survived by his son, James (Janell) Veaderko; stepdaughter Elizabeth (Ralph) Titus; grandchildren Jim Jr., Lisa, Clinton and Morgan; four great-grandchildren; special friend/caregiver Susan Veaderko; sister-in-law Mary Veaderko; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

Private family services took place Monday, Dec. 11. Interment with military honors was in the Delano Public Cemetery.

Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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