Bud (Glen W.) Lytle answered God's call Sept. 23, 2009, at Community Hospital with his family at his side.
He was born June 3, 1933, to James and Helen (Bolles) Lytle in McCook. He grew up in this area. He helped support his family while very young by working for area farmers and at sale barns.
He met and married Julia M. Harsch on Jan. 25, 1953, at St. John's Lutheran Church where they are members and attended with their four children and were blessed to teach the little children about their loving Savior in Sunday school.
He continued to work at local sale barns where he made life long friends. He didn't know a stranger or ignore anyone's need for help.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren. He was an avid collector of antique tractors as well as old and new toy tractors. He also enjoyed going to swap meets and all kinds of auctions.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Don; in-laws, Sam and Myrtle Harsch, brother-in-law Don and beloved son, Glen.
Survivors include his wife Julia of McCook; son, Dave and wife, Danyle of McCook and their children, Julia Ann and Nathan; son, Dan and wife, Sandy of Swink, Colo., and their children, Shawn, Bobbi and husband, Greg Borland, and Jamie Murillo; one daughter, Cherie and husband, Dan Sigwing of McCook and their children, Stacie and husband, Dustin Dold, Warren Odgers and Elisa Odgers; daughter-in-law, Missy Lytle of Hastings and her children, Jeffery and Genni; grandchildren Desiree and husband Brent Redger of Yuma, Ariz., Brice and Cory Lytle of Montezuma, Kan.; two great-grandchildren Tiana Rose and Slade Redger; two step-great-grandchildren, Gavin and Kayla Borland; brother, Jack and wife, Sharon Lytle of McCook; two sisters-in-law, Janice Wacker of Lincoln and Betty Lubcke of Napa, Idaho; nieces, nephews, family and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m., at St. John's Ash Creek. Burial will be in the Ash Creek Cemetery
Memorials may be given in his name to St. John's Lutheran Church to be used for missions or KNGN radio station.
Visitation will be today until 8 p.m.
Friends may sign his book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com .
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.