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In Memory of

Lyle Edward Dambruch

October 30, 1918 - May 12, 2017

Obituary


Services for Lyle E. Dambruch are scheduled for Sunday, May 14, at 4 PM in the chapel at First Baptist Church. The memorial will be conducted by Pike Wisner, senior pastor of First Baptist, where Lyle is a member. Private graveside services will be conducted prior to the chapel service at Cathedral in the Pines and directed by Lloyd James Funeral Home.

Lyle was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, October 30, 1918. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mary Peslin Dambruch, and his brother Robert Frederick Dambruch and wife Fran. He...

Services for Lyle E. Dambruch are scheduled for Sunday, May 14, at 4 PM in the chapel at First Baptist Church. The memorial will be conducted by Pike Wisner, senior pastor of First Baptist, where Lyle is a member. Private graveside services will be conducted prior to the chapel service at Cathedral in the Pines and directed by Lloyd James Funeral Home.

Lyle was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, October 30, 1918. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mary Peslin Dambruch, and his brother Robert Frederick Dambruch and wife Fran. He is survived by Marie, his beloved wife of 39 years; his niece Sandy Diedrich of Kaukauna, Wisconsin; 2 great-nephews and 6 great, great nieces and nephews, all of Wisconsin. He is also survived by three step-children, Dr. Steven Carpenter and wife, Jan; Daniel Stuart Carpenter, and Melanie McNabb. He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, Ann Marie and her husband Jeremy Phillips of Denver, Colorado; Joel Carpenter; Katie Carpenter; Amy Parker and her husband Steven of Munich, Germany; Kara Carpenter; Lindsey Gothard; and Shane Gothard. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Evelyn Marie Carpenter of Austin; Annie Jane Phillips, Jack Patton Phillips, and Samuel Clay Phillips of Denver, CO.

Lyle began his study of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Before World War II he moved to California to work in airplane factories. He attended Aero ITI, Glendale, California. During his school year he was hired by Allen Greenwood, who was in the contract competition for building a trainer for the Army Air Corps. Two airplanes were built, one for static tests and one for flight testing. He later worked for Waco Aircraft in Troy, Ohio, designing and building tools to assemble the gliders used in the war. He wanted to fly and so he volunteered for the United States Army Air Corps.

After the war he completed his Mechanical Engineering Degree and joined the staff of The Institute of Paper Chemistry in Appleton, Wisconsin, where he was involved in plant engineering and design engineering for 30 years. His memberships included the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and the Civil Air Patrol in Appleton, Wisconsin and Tyler, Texas, where he used his own plane in search and rescue. He was a member of the Sanctuary Choir for more than 50 years in various churches where he attended. He first taught a men's Sunday School class at Central Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Texas when he was 70 years of age.

His granddaughter Annie Phillips speaks for all his grandchildren: "This fine fellow reached 98 years of life. He loved his wife with devotion and tenderness. He loved Jesus in a way that always caused him to weep at the very thought of Jesus's great love for him. He was fond of Siamese cats and stray dogs. He excelled at oil painting, at aviation, at writing beautiful prayers, at collecting stamps and coins, at gem polishing, at gardening and at life. Our lives have been so much better for having him in it. We will miss him. We love you G. Lyle."