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2009-04-09 / Obituaries

Lyle V. Kleinjan

January31,1935- March31,2009

Lyle V. Kleinjan was born January 31, 1935 in Gregory, South Dakota to Lyle V. and Dorothy W. (Flint) Kleinjan.

Lyle has lived in the Tracy Community near Rockdale the past five years. While in Houston, he worked 30 years for NASA as a budget analyst then became a Priest in the Orthodox Church of the East and West-Canada and USA.

On June 16, 1996,he and Cheryl Smith were married in Houston.

Lyle passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009 in the Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale, reaching the age of74. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving are his wife, Cheryl Kleinjan of the Tracy Community. Sons, Eric Kleinjan and wife Tonya of Houston, Jack Derington and wife Chen of Shanghai, China. Daughters, Patricia Quarles and husband Tim of Seabrook, Kristen Carter and husband Tony of Houston. Brother, Peter Kleinjan of Ft. Worth. Sister, Roma Milner of Moline, Illinois. 11 Grandchildren, Crystal, Jordan, Lexey, Tyler, Ashley, Toby, Caleb, Victoria, Zach, Cameron and Casey.

Funeral services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with burial in the Sharp Cemetery in Sharp, Texas.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to; Sharp Cemetery Association, c/o MollieModesette, 10267 North FM 486, Rockdale, Texas 76567

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