Funeral services for Lyle Preston Hald, age 87, will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Prairie View Methodist Church near Smithwick, SD with Joel Rickenbach officiating.
A memorial has been established for the Oelrichs Rescue Unit. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.
Lyle passed away on January 11, 2018 at Chadron Community Hospital in Chadron, NE. He was born on December 1, 1930 in rural Oelrichs, SD and lived in the Oelrichs area for the majority of his life, moving to Chadron, NE in 2017. He was the son of Carl Peterson Hald Sr. and Sara Mercedes Newman Hald. He completed grade school in Oelrichs, then attended two years at ChadronPrep School. Lyle graduated from Oelrichs High School in 1949.
Lyle was a rancher south of Oelrichs and loved the life of a cattleman. Springtime with green grass and baby calves was a favorite time of year for him. This Spring, he’ll be watching over calving season from his view in Heaven. Lyle enjoyed family cookouts and spending time with family and friends.
Lyle was President of the Slim Butte Pipe Line when it was formed in 1981. He was a member of the Pioneer Cooperative Grazing Association for many years and served on the Board of Directors for 17 years. He spent many hours driving pastures and taking pictures so he could record grass growth.
He is survived by brothers Carl Jr. (Bonnie) of Chadron, NE and Arnold (Betty) of Hot Springs, SD as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by father Carl Sr., mother Sara Newman, brothers Guilford and John, sisters Olivan Masek and Rose Willoughby, niece Kristena Casteel, and nephew-in-law James Casteel.