Lyle Lynn Nilson

Thursday, February 6, 2020
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Lyle Lynn Nilson, age 61, of Glendive passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 while working in Vega, Texas.

Life Tribute Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Silha Funeral Home in Glendive with Celebrant Heidi Carney officiating. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Lyle was born on January 15, 1959 in Pierre, S.D., a son of Lester and Donna (Massey) Nilson. He was raised and educated in South Dakota and following his education he began a life-long career truck driving. Throughout the years Lyle worked for several different companies, but for the last 20 years he worked for Reynolds Transportation. He was very proud to have had his own truck for the last four years and lease from Reynolds.

On September 15, 2012 Lyle married the love of his life, Stacy Unruh in Glendive. During his downtime he loved spending time with Stacy, family and friends. He also loved fishing, watching the Dallas Cowboys, tinkering and woodworking, traveling and working on cars. One of his favorite things to do however was being on the road in his truck.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Donna; and brother-in-law, Lee Marquart.

Lyle is survived by his wife, Stacy of Glendive; his children, Cody (Jessica) Nilson of Pierre, Julie Nilson of Pierre, and Blake Biwer (who Lyle considered his own) of Gillette, Wyo.; step-daughter, Samantha (Jacob) Quast of Cottage Grove, Minn.; six grandchildren, Addison, Kaylee, Brody, Calum, Aria and Owen; three sisters, Cindy (Gerald) Raley of Aurora, Colo., Susan Nilson of Chadron, Neb., and Becky Nilson of Salt Lake City, Utah; his parents-in-law, Larry and Judy Marquart of Glendive; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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