Randy Howard Lyle

Randy Howard Lyle, 61, of Kenosha, WI and formerly of Ludington, MI as well as Laurel, Iowa passed away on Monday, May 16th, 2022 at his home.

Randy Howard Lyle was born on October 14th, 1960 to parents Samuel and Doris (Sally) Lyle in Marshalltown, Iowa. He was raised in Laurel, Iowa and graduated from SEMCO High School with the class of 1979. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1983 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Randy was a well-respected Engineer and Project Manager for several companies including United Pipeline Systems, Pipeline Technology Corporation, and Schlumberger. He traveled around the world with many adventures resulting in his extraordinary, descriptive, and elaborate stories which we all enjoyed. He was employed for the past 22 years by Michels Corporation as Senior Operations Advisor (Pipeline Division) and had recently traveled to Taiwan; a trip that he absolutely adored, as he tried to get all his family to move there with him.

Randy was an avid sportsman, just like his father. He enjoyed trap shooting, hunting, and boating. His passion was for fishing, which he began with his father in Minnesota at Lake Winnibigoshish and Lake Pepin on the Mississippi River and continued to many trips to Port Washington, WI. He then began fishing in Kenosha, WI where he owned and operated his fishing charter business named after his Irish heritage “Lucky Lyle Fishing Charter.” Randy had a wealth of knowledge of Lake Michigan and shared his love for fishing and expertise as “Captain Randy.” His son Trevor was the best co-pilot and deckhand a father could have asked for. He loved taking friends and family out on the lake for boating adventures that everyone enjoyed, “But you better hang on!!!”

Randy’s pride and joy were his children Nicole Lynn (Lyle) Gilyeat and Trevor David Lyle, as well as his bonus daughter Shannon (Organ) Miller. Randy also enjoyed his many dogs throughout the years and was a skilled hunting dog trainer in his earlier years. He especially adored his beloved bulldog “James” and boxer “Anna”.

Randy will be remembered as a wonderful son to his parents Sam and Sally, and one-of-a-kind father to Nicole, Trevor, and Shannon. He was a great brother to sis LuAnn, a caring partner to Terry Wolf and her family, and his many Kenosha friends, fishing buddies, and lifelong Iowa pals that he also called family.

Randy will be missed by his daughter and son-in-law Nicole and John Gilyeat (Avon, IN), His son Trevor Lyle (Kenosha, WI), daughter and son-in-law Shannon and Todd Miller and their children Luke, Logan, and Channing (Ludington, MI), his sister and brother-in-law LuAnn & Rodney Hibbs (Round Rock, TX), his loving partner Terry Wolf and her family Thaddeus Wolf; Alexis Wolf and Travis Linde and their children Loki and Lincoln; Christopher and Hilary Wolf and their children Charles, Lilyana and Copper, and many special cousins.

Randy was preceded in death by his grandparents Samuel Lyle & Hannah (Lyle) Fehrmann, Howard Blum & Una Mae (Blum) Jay, his parents Samuel & Sally (2009), sister Eleanor Kay (infant 11/30/1956), Uncles & Aunts: Short (Morris) & Evelyn Blum, Toad (Lyle) & Mildred Blum, Sara Blum, Jim (Max) & Beulah Blum, and William (Shorty) Lyle & Ruby Brittain; and several cousins.

Funeral services will be on Sunday, May 22nd, 2022, at 3:00PM in the Kemper Center Founders Hall. (6501-3rd Avenue) Visitation with the family will be on Sunday in Founders Hall from 1:00PM until the time of services. Burial will take place in Iowa at a later date.

          In lieu of flowers memorial to NAMI of Kenosha County would be appreciated (NAMI of Kenosha County, PO Box 631, Kenosha WI,53141.)

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Thoughts for Randy Howard Lyle;

  • Pat Roberts says:

    So sorry for your great loss of Randy. He was a great guy and will b missed by all who knew him. Bob and Pat Roberts

  • I first met Randy in Taiwan last Spring. We worked hard over there and we had so much fun at the same time. He is such a humorous gentlemen who always tells funny stories. He is always positive and full of energy. He LOVES Taiwan and its culture. He spent fortune on local jewery store that the owner became his fried. He can make friend with locals within 1 minute and get their contact information just like that, which made Brandon and other American colleagues feel jealous all the time. And he always brags this super power and says that is because “I have blue eyes”.

    We all love Randy and he will be missed greatly.

  • Wendi (Gould) Ward says:

    LuAnn and family. I was so sad to hear of Randy’s passing. May your thoughts and memories of Randy offer you comfort and peace at this time. You are in our prayers.

  • Dear Randy:
    When I saw the new that you has passed away which has been written by your friend-Tom in the Facebook page of “Lucky Lyle Fishing Charters”, I couldn’t believe it. I think that is not true, so I asked Brandon what happened to you, after his answered I know that is true. Later, your friend- Tom also sent me the message to told about the new.
    I still remember when I first met you in my parent’s jewelry store ,which called Jenny Diamond, in last year in Taiwan. I chatted a lot with you. I think you are the most friendly, positive and humorous person I have never seen. And I found you are same age as my father when I saw your passport that I was so surprised and excited. You said that’s the good age!
    When you came to our jewelry store in second time, I were so excited, and we also chatted a lot. You shared your favorite song “my way” for us. Later you came to our jewelry store many many many times. I asked you whether you have visited the most beautiful old street or not ,which called “Dihua Street ” located in Taipei , you said you haven’t been there, so I took you there in one day. We had a very great time in there. It seems you was not so interested in the old street but the traditional temples there.
    We visited all the temples in Dihua Street and I introduced Taiwanese traditional temples’ cultures, including the names of these gods, the way to pray to them. When we visited the most famous temple in the street, which called “Shahai temple”, you said I really need to pray to the god, because the god is prayed to have a boyfriend and a girlfriend, and you said I need to hunting a boyfriend. It’s so funny!
    I can’t stop laughing. When we visited the other temple, the god is prayed to safety of boating, which is called “Mazu”. You said you must to pray to her, that’s your god!
    After visited the old street, we went to a seafood restaurant near by the fish market. During we ate the delicious seafood lunch, you called your best partner- Terry, the reason is you want to let her jealous, because she really like to eat seafood. You told me about your fishing business partner -Tom and your fishing business. And told me about your lovely family. You said family first, money second. Family is the most important in your life.
    Thank you for your accompanying in the time when you work in Taiwan. Randy, you will be remembered in my heart forever!
    In this day in Taiwan’s time is May 20, the pronounce of “520” in Chinese is very similar like “I love you”, so I want to say: Randy, I love you so much!!!
    Keep laughing in the heaven!

  • George Wang says:

    Randy will always have a special place in my life. I always enjoy the time been with Randy. The fishing experience with him and his team was most amazing. I will always remember the good time we had together. We will miss you, Randy.

  • Karen Beasley Edgington says:

    When I heard Randy passed something in my heart broke. All of these beautiful messages are of the adult you. Our parents & family were friends from the time my Grandfather Kline moved the family to Laurel, Iowa. When your older sister passed my Mother cared for her in the hospital and beyond. When we moved to Laurel Iowa, in September, 1960 my mother lost twins,Robert Lee and Rebecca Lee. New home, new school and the loss of my younger sister and brother. I was so sad and then shortly you were born! A bright light in a dark time. I started babysitting you and you gave so much joy back to me. Soon after LuAnn came and added even more joy. Yes, your twinkling blue eyes captured my heart. I loved watching you and LuAnn grow. You lived a very interesting life spreading laughter and joy every where. May you be at peace in God’s hands. May God give LuAnn & Rodney, your family and extended family and friends peace, comfort and healing. You are missed by many, many, people.

  • Kenosha Yacht Club says:

    We are very sad to hear of Randy’s passing and send our condolences to his family and friends as you celebrate his life and share treasured memories. Randy will be missed by his many friends at the Kenosha Yacht Club.

  • Bob Osborn says:

    Randy , I going to miss you my friend , the first time we worked together on the pipeline was 38 years ago and I knew that I just met an amazing man who was blessed with a ton of talent . We had a lot of great times together on the job site and off. Your energy and ability always inspired me. I’m going to miss you my friend , you’ll always be in my thoughts.

  • Well I had on and off relationships with randy. In relationships I mean special ones. But his work took him other places. We had fun back in the detasseling season. As he worked for Dekalb and gave me orders as I worked on a crew. I remember when his parents were gone we would go to his house and have a little fun. Alot of partying back in the days. One special guy he is and alot of special memories. I hope you are up in heaven enjoying your parents and having fun telling stories. I’m thinking and praying for his whole family especially today. Lots of love and hugs to all.

  • Brandon Young says:

    We shared faith, family and food together over many many hours and miles. Coworkers that became friends. Listening and learning along with making the most of an adventure. Your ability to make friends is amazing. Your impact on those around you is amazing both near and afar. To your loved ones, family and friends I pray for that peace that surpasses all understanding and that sadness in your heart today is replaced with Joy through healing, tears and memories.

    That larger than life blue eyed captain from Iowa – my friend, may your worship of God I’m eternity give you the endless Joy.

  • Wayne Dwyer says:

    Randy was an amazing man I first met in the Boston area this time of the year just a little over 20 years ago. He was the Project Manager in charge of all the day to day Marine operations on a very challenging “State of the Art” offshore interstate pipeline installation. I had the good fortune and was blessed to meet with Randy most every day and his intellect, energy, and ability to gain peoples trust and friendship was quite remarkable. Randy sense of humor, smile, and fearless demeanor left you feeling that Captain Randy had the ship totally under control. I thought the world of him and can’t imagine the loss his family and close friends are enduring. May the joy he brought everyone with his smile, stories, and sense of humor bring you some peace as you heal. Rest In Peace my friend.

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