Lyle M. Huffmaster 97 of Windsor, IL, passed away at 7:20 PM Friday August 27, 2010 in Heartland Christian Village in Neoga, IL.
Lyle was born May 11, 1913 at Stewardson, IL the son of Earl J. and Susie Latch Huffmaster.
He married Melba Rentfrow Feb. 25, 1939 and she passed away August 31, 1989. He later married Lulu Tucker on Oct. 27, 1990 and she passed away Feb. 19, 2007.
Lyle was a member of Southside Church of Christ in Mattoon, the Shelby County Farm Bureau, and was a former member of the Windsor Kiwanis Club.
He was a life-long grain and livestock farmer.After retiring from farming, he was employed at the Neal- Cooper Grain Elevator.
He was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and enjoyed raising harness race horses for sulky racing.He was an avid gardener and was especially proud of his entire family.
Surviving are children: Phyllis Wildman of Sullivan, IL, Donna R. Courson and husband Roger of Champaign, IL, Leon Huffmaster and wife Karen of Mattoon, IL and Roger Huffmaster and wife Mary Ellen of Canton, MI; step-children: Betty Hughes and husband Dean of Mattoon, IL and Bob Tucker and wife Shirley of Neoga, IL grandchildren: Michael Wildman and wife Ann, Christopher Wildman, Vicki Voegel, Sherry Christo and husband Eric, Paula Voegel, Lori Dotson and husband Jason, Kristi Bowling and husband Allen and John Shepley and wife Amy; thirteen great grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.
Lyle was preceded in death by his wives Melba and Lulu, parents, son-in-law Roger Wildman, sisters: Mildred Spannagel, Lucille Stremming and Marie Koester, brothers: Gerald Huffmaster and Dale Huffmaster.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday Sept. 3, 2010 in Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor.Rev. Richard Eident will officiate.Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday Sept. 2, at the funeral home.Burial will be in Windsor Cemetery.Memorials can be made to the Windsor Picnic or Lincolnland Hospice.
On line condolences may be directed to the family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com