Soldotna homesteader Lyle C. Edgington, 90, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013 at Central Peninsula Hospital.
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Services will be 4 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Burial will be at Spruce Grove Memorial Park in Kasilof. Military honors will be provided by V.F.W. Post 10046 and American Legion Post 20.
Lyle was born Nov. 5, 1922 in Lewiston, Idaho to Frank and Fannie May Edgington. He was a World War II veteran who served in the South Pacific in New Guinea and Manila.
Lyle came to Alaska in 1946 and established his homestead on Longmere Lake in 1947. All his children were born and raised in Alaska. He was a 50 year member of the Operating Engineers Union Local 302, working various places all around Alaska as a crane operator.
Lyle was a member of the V.F.W.
He was preceded in death by his brother Murl Edgington. He is survived by his daughter, Sherry Sayman; granddaughter, Anna Marie Sayman, both of Soldotna; his stepchildren, Theresa McLeod of Texas, Susan Powell of Wyoming and Robert Powell; his former wife and mother of his children, Wilma Woodford of Wyoming; nephew, Gary Edgington of Washington and a niece, Cheryl Kelly of Oregon.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Please visit Lyle's obituary and online guestbook at alaskanfuneral.com.
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5839 Kenai Spur Hwy. Kenai, AK 99611
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Apr. 2, 2013