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Donald Lyle Seigneur, age 94, of Lyons, Ohio, known for his beautiful smile and blue eyes, being a quintessential grandfather, and humble Servant of the Lord, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Kingston Care Center in Sylvania. He was born January 9, 1927 in Lyons to Ralph and Lola (Robinson) Seigneur. Lyle was a graduate of Lyons High School, and on March 16, 1952, married his beloved wife, Yvonne Driskell. She died November 18, 2016.
Lyle was drafted in the United States Army during WWII and served as a Merchant Marine on a ship transporting supplies. He later was called back to serve in the Korean Conflict. Lyle was recipient of 2 Purple Hearts. He was a proud member of Lyons VFW Post #7574 and served on the Burial Squad. Lyle was often seen working at the VFW Post he was so proudly an active member of setting up for events, doing repairs, keeping the hall clean and always preparing for and a smiling server at the popular fish fries.
Lyle was an avid athlete and played baseball and basketball in school. He continued to play baseball after returning from military service, even dreamed of playing professional baseball. Instead, he knew being a devoted husband, father, and overall family man, was more important. After returning from service Lyle also became an avid golfer. He enjoyed playing with family & friends and traveled to play a variety of courses and in local leagues. He loved playing with his father, the family even started their own family tournament when his siblings also became hooked. He worked all year at honing his game so he could take on his family at the “Seigneur Open”.
Lyle worked for the Metamora Elevator, formerly known as Lyons Grainery. He walked to and from home daily greeting everyone along the path. At Christmastime, Lyle would hoist thousands of lights to form a 30 ft Christmas tree with a star on top high atop the grain silo. Each year the display grew to include lights forming a moving angel and different seasons greetings written in lights. What started as using lights from home to decorate the silo railing became a display that could be seen for miles around and which was featured in several newspapers and television news.
Lyle was a life-member of the Lyons Christian Church, where he served as church decon. He took pride in the appearance of the outside of the church and was responsible for keeping the lawn looking immaculate. Besides being very active in the church, he also took great pride in the Lyons Community. He was known by most residents as the “Face of Lyons”. He loved his hometown and its people where by choice he would have lived till the end.
Lyle is survived by his son, Stephen (Sherry Decker) Seigneur and daughter, Ann (Mark) Seigneur-Harris; daughter-in-law, Sara Seigneur Koch; his grandchildren, Shelly Beckman, Nichole (Chris) Dale, Chantel (Rico) King, Jordan (Allyson) Harris and Brittany (Marshall) Kupresanin; great-grandchildren, Kimberly Beckman, Kaya, Callie and Ryder King, Aiden and Lilly Foreman and Oliver Kupresanin; and great-great grandchild, Skyler; brothers, Paul and Max and sisters, Vava and Vivian; as well as many nieces and nephews he was very fond of.
Besides his beloved wife, Yvonne, Lyle was preceded in death by his parents; son, Gary Seigneur and sister, Reva Miller.
Friends and family may visit Tuesday, September 14th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 413 E. Main St. in Metamora (419.644.3601). Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 15th at 11:00 a.m. at Lyons Christian Church, with Pastor Heather Schimmel officiating. Interment, with Military Honors, will follow at Lyons Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lyons Christian Church, 138 E. Morenci St., Lyons, Ohio 43533.
LYLE WAS A GREAT GUY! IM SURE HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL THAT KNEW HIM
ALVIN BOGER Sep 16 2021 10:53 PM
I have only had the pleasure of meeting Lyle and Yvonne a few times in my life, but I will never forget them. I've been so fortunate to experience their love and beautiful stories through my best friend, Nikki, one of their many beloved grandchildren. I'm rejoicing today in Lyle's reunion with his bride, and praying for the peace of their families. Love to you all.
Michelle Alexander Ramlow Sep 15 2021 10:16 AM
I worked with Lyle at the Metamora Elevator in Lyons for a number of years. You could tell he was up to something with that sparkle in his eyes. He will be missed. GOD bless ya Lyle ..
Mary Corbin Sep 13 2021 5:00 PM
Lyons has lost another great legend. I will always remember Lyle and Yvonne not only as "Shelly's grandparents" but Lyle for being the annual "Lyons Community Calendar" salesman and Yvonne for always going out of her way to say "Hello". Both always having the biggest smiles. Peace to the family.
Heather (Schwen) Lumbrezer Sep 13 2021 12:22 PM
God has another good angel to watch over us. You will be missed Lyle. God be with your family and friends. I personally will miss your smile and hugs but I know you are in a better place with Yvonne and Gary and my Dad. Love you and God bless you.
Shirley Woodring-Schroeder Sep 12 2021 9:52 AM
Lyle was part of the entire Lyons family while I grew up. Another angel got his wings! God's Blessings to the family.
Luann Pennington Sep 12 2021 9:38 AM
Lyle was such a warm, kind man, respected by all who knew him! I am sure Yvonne and Gary are waiting with open arms. Love to the family!
Cindy Schwen Sep 11 2021 9:33 PM
I have fond memories of many rounds of weekend golf with uncle Lyle and uncle Max. So many laughs at the 19th hole while replaying shots. Rest In Peace Uncle Lyle.
Ken and Sheri Miller Sep 11 2021 7:45 PM
My sympathies to all the family. Lyle was a very wonderful man.
The Randy Burgermeister Family Sep 11 2021 2:12 AM