Thomas, Lyle Duane, St. Charles, Michigan

Passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Covenant Healthcare, age 82 years. Lyle was born in Foster, Michigan July 28, 1929 the son of the late Charles and Beatrice (Ware) Thomas. He married Jean Mendyk January 4, 1994 and she survives him. Lyle worked for many years for General Motors. He was a pilot and loved flying. He served in the Merchant Marines in the Post World War II era. Lyle was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Charles; Hemlock-Merrill VFW Post No. 7302 and Knights of Columbus, Chesaning Council. In addition to his wife, Lyle is survived by 8 children, Lyle (Carol) Thomas, Jr., Christine (Gary) Turner, Cynthia (William) Workman, Michael (Wanda) Thomas, Connie (Richard) Jensen, Mark (Cindy) Thomas, Matthew (Johanna) Thomas, Joseph (Sonya) Thomas; 3 step-children, Linda (Thomas) McSweyn, Cathy (Ned) Gray and Gregg (Patty) Kushion; 26 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time. Arrangements under the care of W. L. Case & Company.