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Lyle Elsworth Crook

April 10, 1932 ~ April 6, 2020 (age 87)

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**Please click on the link between "Services" and "Donations" below the obituary to view the video of Lyle's committal service on Thursday, April 9, 2020.  Thank you for your patience. 

We would like to thank the following participants in the committal service:

Reverend Marty Toepke-Floyd

Soloist ~ Dale Fiedler

Military Honors:  Clay Kiser American Legion Post #92 ~ Redfield, SD

                           Paul A. Schleher VFW Post #2755 ~ Redfield, SD

                           SDARNG Military Honors ~ Watertown, SD

Lyle Elsworth Crook was born April 10, 1932, to Viola (Schafer) and A. Earl Crook of Frankfort, SD. He died April 6, 2020, at the Community Memorial Hospital in Redfield, SD. Lyle was the sixth of eight children. He grew up on the family farm near Frankfort and attended Redfield Public School. He married Joan Louise Mason on July 23, 1953. He served his country in the Korean War. After his service, he returned home to the farm. Lyle and Joan enjoyed traveling. Later in their life, they spent many years wintering in Yuma, AZ. They retired from farming and moved into Redfield in 1994. They moved into the Eastern Star Home apartments in 2011 and later into the assisted living.

Lyle did many woodwork projects including the cabinets at the farm, quilt racks for the girls, and dolly cradles for the grandkids. He enjoyed planting flowers every spring and doing jigsaw puzzles. Many of his puzzles are preserved and hang on the walls of the Eastern Star Home as well as in his great-grandchildren's homes.

Lyle is survived by his wife Joan in the Eastern Star Home and two daughters: Jackie (Ted) Pazour and Mickie (Alan) Johnson, both of Frankfort. He is also survived by five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Others surviving him include three sisters: Chris Appel of Redfield, Arlene Doak, and Ginny (Lewis) Kirkland both of Yuma, AZ along with a brother Berwyn Crook of Warminster, PA. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Alvin and Rollie, and one sister Eudora Parker.

Due to the coronavirus, there will be no service. Only a private family burial will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be given to: Redfield United Methodist Church, Eastern Star Home, or Parkinson Foundation. Condolences may be sent to Joan Crook PO Box 150 Redfield, SD 57469.

A recording of the graveside service will be available for viewing as soon as it has uploaded at this site: (Lyle Crook)

Arrangements have been entrusted to Hyke Funeral Home of Redfield.

To send flowers to Lyle's family, please visit our floral store.


Private Interment

Video is available for this event


Redfield United Methodist Church
1326 W 1st Street, Redfield SD 57469
Tel: 1-605-472-0770

Eastern Star Home
126 W 12th Avenue, Redfield SD 57469
Tel: 1-605-472-2255

South Dakota Parkinson's Foundation
1000 N West Avenue, Suite 2020, Sioux Falls SD 57104
Tel: 1-605-271-6113

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