Lyle passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Rosewood on Broadway, in Fargo, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 74. Lyle Aldon Durr was born on July 3, 1945, in Fargo, the son of Emil and Inez (Kuhn) Durr. He grew up in Fargo, graduating from Fargo Central High School in 1963. He furthered his education at North Dakota State University. Lyle was united in marriage to Kathryn Bahr in 1966 in Fargo. He began working for IBM and later was transferred to Minneapolis, MN, and Knoxville, TN. They moved back to Prior Lake, MN where they owned a Hallmark Store. They returned to Fargo in 2005 where he worked for RDO until his retirement. Throughout the years, Lyle was an active, dedicated member of the Masons and Shrine. He served with great passion for the Masonic RiteCare and for the Shriners Children’s Hospitals. Lyle is survived by his wife, Kathryn of Fargo; and his daughter, Terresa Durr of Fargo; his brother, Duane Durr of Fargo; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Masonic RiteCare Center or the Shriners Children’s Hospital. There will be a gathering from 5:30 to 7 PM on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the Masonic Lodge in Fargo – with a Masonic Service beginning at 7 PM.

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  1. Lyle was one of my best high school friends. I hadn’t been in contact with Lyle since high school, but I still feel a loss at this parting.

  2. My deepest condolences to Lyle’s family, especially Kathryn. I will remember Lyle and his family in my prayers. The peace of the Lord be with you. +Joel

  3. Sorry you are gone. We grew up as northside kids and shared dozens of the usual activities from grade school all the way through Fargo High.

  4. Sorry for your loss. Lyle was one of the first people I got to know when I started with IBM in Fargo. He actually trained me in my new job. He was a pleasure to work with and always supportive. I have fond memories of Lyle and our time together.

  5. To Kathryn and Lyle’s loved ones and family, the class of ‘63 has lost another quiet hero. Spend time loving each other.

  6. Kathryn so sorry to find out that Lyle has died. Know this is a difficult time for you and your family and I’ll be thinking of all of you.

  7. Lyle was a passionate Mason and Shriner. He was eager to volunteer and help others.
    We will miss his smile and fellowship. Heaven has received an awesome angel.

  8. Sincere sympathies to the family. Thoroughly enjoyed the time spent with Lyle at Shiloh Lodge and El Zagal Shrine. He always had that friendly smile. Good man.

  9. Lyle was a hoot to work with at IBM. He was a jack of all trades and was always willing to help. I have good memories of working with Lyle. Our condolences to Kathy and his family.

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