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Thomas P. Lyrek, 86

Thomas Peter Lyrek, age 86, of Delano, passed away on his farm Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, with his family near.

He was born Oct. 9, 1930 , in Franklin Township, to Peter and Elizabeth (Fake) Lyrek.

Tom was a lifelong dairy farmer in Franklin Township.

He was united in marriage to Frances Barthel Aug. 7, 1954.

Tom was a lifelong member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church.

He loved to make firewood and do woodworking projects; each of his grandchildren received something from his hands.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Elizabeth Lyrek; brothers Albert, Raymond, George, and Clements; and sisters-in-law Charlene Lyrek and Verla Lyrek.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Frances; children Dianne Lyrek, Dale (Lori) Lyrek, Mark (Julie) Lyrek, Barb Lyrek, and Rick (Tracy) Lyrek; 10 grandchildren: Adam (Laurie) Skare, Jessica (Greg) Joseph, Matthew Lyrek, Andrew Lyrek, Thomas J. Lyrek, Scott (Shannon) Lyrek, Joseph (Carrie) Lyrek, Amanda (Aaron) Mills; Phillip Lyrek, and Jonathan Lyrek; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers Anthony Lyrek, Duane Lyrek, and Vernon Lyrek; and a sister-in-law, Joanne Lyrek.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Friday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church in rural Delano, with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. in the church, prior to Mass.

Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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