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Lyle Myron Doty, born Dec. 15, 1937, died November 23, 2017.
His family is profoundly sad to tell all of Lyle's friends and family that, after a long, hard battle with cancer, he passed into the arms of his Heavenly Father.
He leaves behind his loving wife of over 56 years, Sammie, two sons, Stan (Terri) and Alan (Cheryl), and daughter, Nita (Don) Teague, all in the northern Illinois area, as well as eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister, Donna Dodson; two nieces; and nephew.
He married Sammie Rose on March 4, 1961. After meeting her while in the Air Force in Oklahoma, they returned to Sycamore to make their home and raise their family.
A native of Sycamore, he spent his life in service to its residents, first as a plumbing contractor with his father and later as the Sycamore building commissioner. He was a devoted Christian who attended Christ Community Church and served there wherever he was needed.
He was an avid fisherman at his cabin in Wisconsin and enjoyed all outdoor activities every summer. He and Sammie loved travel and seeing all of God's many wonders and were lucky enough to go to Hawaii a few times.
Lyle was preceded in death by his parents, Violet and Myrle Doty; stepmother, Gertrude Doty; brother, Chuck; nephew, Kevin Dodson; and brother-in-law, Roy Dodson.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at Quiram Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk Street, with the Rev. Paul Dahaven of Christ Community Church, DeKalb, officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Monday, November 27, at Quiram-Sycamore Chapel. Burial will be at South Burlington Cemetery, rural Maple Park.
Memorials will be determined.
Arrangements are by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Quiram Sycamore Chapel.

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  1. Dennis Doty

    My sympathy goes out to Sammie and the rest of Lyle's family. I am Lyle's second cousin.

  2. Shirley & Wayne Stone

    We are sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May he rest in eternal peace through the mercy of God.

  3. Patrick B.

    While no words can erase the pain of your loss at this time, we can look forward to the promise at Isaiah 33:24 -"no resident will say, I am sick." God's enemy death, will be swallowed up forever (Isaiah 25:8). When these promises are fulfilled, we will enjoy life the way our Grand Creator purposed for us ... forever on earth with no pain. (Psalms 37:11, 29)

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