Nyles Pederson, 1939-2018

Published 1:00 am Saturday, November 17, 2018

Nyles Olav Pederson, 79, of Lyle passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at his home.

Nyles Pederson

Nyles was born July 19, 1939, in Armstrong, Iowa, to Carl and Louise (Stumo) Pederson. In 1957 he graduated from Lyle High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1961. He was stationed in England for three years.

He married Joyce Miller on June 6, 1964, in Austin. They raised their three sons in rural Lyle, where they farmed. 

Email newsletter signup

Nyles was a member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church and served on the church council. He was a member of the Mower County Cattlemen’s Association and served on the Lyle School Board. For many years he drove the Mower County Veterans van to and from Minneapolis and St. Cloud, transporting veterans to their appointments at the medical center.

He enjoyed flying and had taken lessons. He also enjoyed his daily coffee groups at McDonald’s, the truck stop and Lyle Cenex. He collected John Deere miniature tractors.

He was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Louise Pederson; father- and mother-in-law Henry and Leilah Miller; sister- and brother-in-law Carol and Stan Thurlow; and niece, Debbie Thurlow.

Nyles is survived by his wife, Joyce Pederson, of Lyle; sons and daughters-in-law Neal (Shelley) Pederson of Geneva, Jeffery (Dea) Pederson of Lyle and Bryan (Kim) Pederson of Wyoming; nine grandchildren, Marshall and Carma Pederson, Alisson, Blake, Wyatt and Wayde Pederson, and Brett, Dylan and Brynn Pederson; half-brother, Joe Lubenow, of Washington; brother-in-law, Russell (Jo) Miller; sisters-in-law Charlene (Bob) Abraham and Ria Miller; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 24 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. The Rev. Paul Welke will officiate. Interment will be at Woodbury Cemetery with military rites by Lyle American Legion Post 105. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and one hour before the service at the church.