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Beattie family extends gratitude

On behalf of the family of Lyle Beattie, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude for your kindness and support during the passing of our beloved father, husband, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend and mentor.

The outpouring of love and sweet remembrances filled our hearts during the difficult times and continue to lift our spirits each day.

Special thanks to the First United Methodist Church, the Rev. Carol and the Rev. David Lillie, Klaus Kocher and the entire church community. Our gratitude to Jeff VanDevender, Steve Shute and the Memorial Singers for sharing their beautiful music.

PEO Chapter FY and The United Methodist Women provided the delicious food and lovely reception.

We will always be grateful to Gran and Glenda Farnum for the beautiful programs.

We appreciate the Glenwood Post Independent and Thomas Phippen’s eloquent article: “Quintessential Gentleman — Community remembers Lyle Beattie.”

Lyle was happiest when serving his family, community, business endeavors, Kiwanis, church and friends and contributing to the lives of those around him.

Our gratitude to Hospice of the Valley and all who supported Lyle and his family during his courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

The U.S. Navy Military Honors Presentation, with Lyle’s grandson playing taps, reminded us that his dedication to service began early and his sense of honor and commitment remained long after his service in World War II.

Thanks to each of you for your presence and caring, your prayers, your contributions, messages of joy and hope when speaking of our beloved Lyle, Dad, Poppie. We know we have all been blessed to know and love such a great man. We will remember his words of wisdom and encouragement, “can do” attitude, quiet dignity and unconditional love.

Lorie Beattie Courier

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