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Lyle Schrum

February 15, 1926 — April 15, 2017

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Lyle Junior Schrum was born in Manning, Iowa, on February 15, 1926. Lyle was the youngest son of William F. Schrum and Ruby Faye Schrum (Addison). Lyle attended Manning Schools graduating in 1943. He distinguished himself in all sports at Manning High with honors. The love of sports stayed with him as a powerful trait throughout his life. With a basketball scholarship at Drake University, his college career began. He finished his accounting degree at the University of Michigan through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Program in 1945.

   Manning beckoned him back for the very good reason to be united in marriage to Eleanor Renee Sutherland on June 15, 1947. Lyle and Ellie moved to West Des Moines to which union two girls were born: Nancy Renee Schrum (Urbandale) and Susan Diane Davis (Adel).

   Lyle demonstrated the epitome of steadfastness and stability working for Hawkeye Security Insurance Company, Des Moines, Iowa for 40 years, retiring as Senior Vice President. He not only found his niche but carved it out as well, as the computer age dawned. Lyle rode the crest of the wave - designing and building computer systems that put Hawkeye at the very forefront of the insurance industry. And the insurance world noticed and wanted the same cutting edge computer technology, data processes, and success. Lyle took the ball and ran with his success traveling the world sharing his leadership and computer knowledge with the industry.

   Lyle's love of sports stayed with him his entire life. He coached girls basketball and softball in his younger years, coaching his own girls. He loved playing basketball, golf, bowling, and fishing. Lyle and Ellie attending Iowa State's Football home games every Saturday for years and cheered on the Drake Bulldogs basketball team every season since the dog was a pup!

   In retirement Lyle and Ellie spent winters in Florida where they played golf and enjoyed the warm climate. They enjoyed many travel vacations around the world.

   Lyle never forgot his Manning, Iowa, roots and how sports gave him the opportunities for success through his college sport scholarship. Lyle and Ellie gave to numerous Manning fund raisers. His ultimate gift was a $100,000 scholarship fund to Manning High School to be granted to deserving men and women for athletic scholarships.

   They were charter members and attended Covenant Presbyterian Church, West Des Moines.

   When Lyle’s health began to fail he entered Methodist West Hospital in West Des Moines and died there on April 15, 2017 at the age of 91 years, 2 months.

   Lyle is survived by one brother John Burton Schrum, Norton, KS; his two daughters Nancy and Susan, his grandchildren Renee Louise Muldoon, Christina Marie Opatrny, Laura Faye Hagen, Matthew Alan Small and John Michael Small; his great grandchildren Christopher Vaughn Opatrny, Emmett James Hagen, Trinity Marie Opatrny, Jaxson Wade Small, Carter Blake Small and Quinn Ruby Muldoon; and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation Friday, April 21, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Ohde Funeral Home, Manning, Iowa   Visitation and Funeral Service Saturday, April 22, 2017 Visitation  After 10:00 AM Funeral Service  11:00 AM  Covenant Presbyterian Church West Des Moines, Iowa Reverend Don Elly, Officiating   Music “In The Garden”           “I’ll Fly Away” Congregation William Beyer, Organist   Casket Bearers Matthew Small    John Small    James Hagen Robert Muldoon    Justin Opatrny   Gaylin Ranniger      Interment with Military Honors Saturday, April 22, 2017, 3:00 PM First Presbyterian Church, Manning, Iowa American Legion Emil Ewoldt Post 22 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3517 Manning Cemetery, Manning, Iowa

 

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