Lyle Obert Tenold, 79, Mesa, Ariz.

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Lyle Obert Tenold, age 79, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Kensett, Iowa, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, in Phoenix, Ariz.

A memorial service for Lyle Obert Tenold will be

held on Saturday, Aug. 28,

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at the Wells Clubhouse in Mesa, Ariz., at 1 p.m. After cremation an additional memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Conner Colonial Chapel, 1008 First Ave. S., Northwood, Iowa, with Rev. Allan J. Stoa officiating.

Inurnment will be in the Kensett Cemetery with military honors by &uot;Our Buddies&uot; VFW Memorial Post #6779 of Northwood.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time on Saturday at the chapel.

Lyle Obert Tenold was born on June 8, 1925, in Worth County , Iowa, to Gaylord and Norma (Medgaarden) Tenold. As a youth the family moved east of Scarville, Iowa, where they farmed. Lyle attended Scarville public school, excelling in academics and sports. After graduation he enlisted in the Army Air Force.

He attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa for two years, where Lyle also played semi pro baseball. He then transferred to the University of Iowa to finish his bachelors’ degree and later earned his masters degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.

On May 18, 1957, Lyle was united in marriage to Patricia Folven at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Scarville, Iowa. Lyle spent his life in the education field as a teacher, principal, superintendent, and county superintendent in Carroll, Iowa. He continued to be a life long learner, utilizing new technologies. Lyle had a passion for aviation, was an avid sports fan, and also enjoyed playing cards and solving crossword puzzles.

Left to cherish his memory include a son, Lee Tenold and his wife Joyce of Overland Park, Kan.; a daughter, Pamela Pettitt and her husband Todd of Carroll, Iowa; and a son, Guy Tenold and his wife Julie of Perry, Iowa; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a special friend, Rose Kohl of Mesa, Ariz.; and a brother-in-law, Dr. Howard Walker of Mobile, Ala.; as well as other relatives and friends.

Mr. Tenold was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters: Ordella Sandeno, Elaine Walker, and in infancy, June Newana.