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Lyle D Ronk

January 31, 1936 ~ November 5, 2020 (age 84)

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Funeral Service
November 12, 2020

10:30 AM
Our Savior Lutheran Church
2420 W. Omaha Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

Memorial services for Lyle D. Ronk, 84, of Pilger, NE, will be Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Pastor Lee Weander will be officiating. The burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Home for Funerals in Norfolk, NE.

Masks are required to attend this service.

Lyle passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020 at his home.

Lyle was born January 31, 1936 in Coleridge, NE to Leslie and Mary (Becker) Ronk. He married Marvalea Schlect on September 1, 1957 in Norfolk and the couple had two children. Lyle worked at Beef America for over 25 years doing various jobs before retiring in 1998. He loved spending time with his family. After Marvalea passed away, Lyle reconnected with a childhood friend, Shirley Lierman, in the late 1980s and were together until her passing in 2013.

 Lyle was an independent, go-getter. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. He had a great love for life and was adored and admired by all he met. Lyle also really liked to farm. He was never a farmer but always helping others with their farming duties. Before living on the acreage, Lyle would go help his friends south of Norfolk on most days after work. While on the acreage he would help neighbors and relatives with their farm work. 

He is survived by his children, Terry (Donna) Ronk of Norfolk, NE, Brenda Ronk of Sioux Falls, SD; sister, Elaine (John) Harmer of Kansas City, MO; brother, Les (Pat) Ronk of Nashville, TN; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lyle was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marvalea Schlect, significant other, Shirley Lierman; brother, Vernon (Betty) Ronk; and sister, Lorraine (Larry) Hansen.


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