Let the memory of Lyle & Marlene be with us forever
  • 84 years old
  • Born on November 23, 1929 .
  • Passed away on March 27, 2014 .

Lyle was born on November 23, 1929 in Bancroft, NE, the son of Martin and Emma (Tessmer) Abendroth. He graduated from Bancroft High School in 1947 and continued to farm with his father in Bancroft. After being drafted into the United States Marine Corps, he served as a Sgt. At camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA from 1951 until 1953. After returning home he continued to farm. On September 30, 1956, he was united in marriage to Marlene Fendrick in Thurston, NE. Lyle farmed and raised hogs until his retirement in 1996. 

Lyle was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bancroft, where he also served as an elder and participated in the church choir. His cherished hobbies included playing the accordion, fishing, gardening, raising German Shepherds, attending auctions and passing his wisdom to his children and grandchildren. 

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