HOWELL, Mich. - Lyle Melvin, 87, passed away November 20, 2007, at his home in Howell, MI.
He was born July 29, 1920, in Wall, SD, to Patrick and Cecilia Melvin. He grew up on the family farm north of Wall.
He enlisted in the Marines during WWII and after receiving a medical discharge, went to Long Beach, CA, to join his fiancée and work in the shipyards. He was married to Gwenda Sieh on November 28, 1942, in Long Beach, CA. They were planning a celebration of their 65th wedding anniversary at the time of his death.