Lyle LeGrand

Lyle LeGrand

March 29, 1937 - March 29, 2021
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Lyle L. LeGrand, 83 years, of Fremont, NE passed away Monday, March 29, 2021 at his home in Fremont.

Lyle was born on September 8, 1937 to Sylvester and Idella (Brand) LeGrand in Fremont, NE. He served in the U. S. Navy from September 10, 1954 to January 8, 1959 on the USS Hornet CVA12 & USS Wasp CVS-18. After his time in the military, he came back to Fremont and worked for the Department of Utilities on the tree crew. He was city forester of Fremont for the Parks & Rec. Department. Lyle was an over the road truckdriver for many years, driving for Little Audrey Truck Line, Bob Stevenson trucking, Coco Cola Co. of Lincoln, NE, and Fremont Contract Carriers, retiring in 2001.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont, a life member of the V.F.W. Post #854, and member of American Legion Post #20 both of Fremont, Military Order of the Cooties #10 (Bug Eaters), member of 40 & 8 Voiture Locale # 1018 and the VFW Children’s Nation Home. Lyle was V.F.W. Club manager for 6 years and was a member of the Fremont Golf Club.

Lyle started working at an early age. His mother had a café (where Village Inn is currently) and the family lived in a railroad boxcar located behind the café. Lyle worked there and his mother made some of the best fried chicken in town.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jay LeGrand; brothers, Clayton LeGrand and Vern Sukstorf.

He is survived by his son, Terry LeGrand, daughter, Sherri LeGrand; significant other, Alex Adams; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at a later date.

Burial will be at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.
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April Kinney

Posted at 01:59am
Grandpa was my favorite person. He was my rock. He was always proud of me. His unconditional love for me knew no bounds. I last seen him in October 2020. I spent 10 days doting on him. We made memories talking about family and pouring over pictures. He told me of family long passed that shaped him into the man he was. He spoke of his military career. I shaved his beard so he would let me get a recent picture of him. I mostly just sat next to him on the couch and watched his shows with him. I cherished that time with him. It was long overdue. I know he was so happy I was there. I love you, Grandpa. Wait for me. I'll be there someday. Until then, watch over me. Keep me safe. Love me from your place in heaven. I will continue to make you proud.

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