Lyle Marchus

lyle marchus

Lyle James Marchus passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Rosewood on Broadway, Fargo with his family by his side.

Lyle was born on July 8, 1932 to Gifford and Olive (Hanson) Marchus in Rugby, ND. He grew up in that area and graduated from Knox High School in 1949. Lyle J Marchus and O'Della A. Robinson were married at Leeds Evangelical Lutheran Church, Leeds, ND on August 22, 1954. Lyle and O'Della lived in the country outside of Wolford, ND where they farmed and drove school bus. They later bought Larson Brothers Gas Station and Repair Shop in Leeds, ND. They owned and operated that until Lyle joined the Highway Patrol in the fall of 1965 when his family moved to Fargo. He worked for the Highway Patrol from 1966-1988 until his retirement.

After retiring, he continued to work on cars.

He enjoyed building and flying model air planes and was a licensed pilot. He taught himself how to play the Violin. Lyle loved working on cars, running marathons, playing cards with his friends and spending time with his family.

Lyle is survived by his wife, O'Della, at home; his children, David Marchus, West Fargo, Debby Marchus, Moorhead, MN, Diane (Arvine) Benedict, Fargo and  Denise Marchus, Fargo;  5 grandchildren, Erica Zacker, Dillon Marchus, Christy Haugen, Kathy Collins, and Alex Marchus; 3 great grandchildren, Preston Ramirez, Eric Collins and Kyrie Haugen; siblings, Larry (Mona) Bottineau, ND, Leland, Rugby, ND, Lois Marchus, Rugby, ND and Loren (Susan) Marchus, Wolford, ND.

Lyle was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Lloyd

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  1. Fargo ndI remember Lyle when I was a deputy sheriff for cass co. We drank many pots of coffee together at the west fargo highway host and valley kitchen. he also repaired and painted my 1956 ford f-100 back int the late 70’s. my condolences to you. He was a good man.

  2. Circle Pines Minnesota
    Dave, so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I wish I was able to make it to Fargo for the funeral to show my support.
    Know that all of your Fargo North pals are thinking of you and sending you and your family our prayers and condolences.
    Dave ‘Bart’ Bartholomay
    Twin Cities

  3. Centennial CODavey,

    My heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family. Hope your dad packed his tools-talent like that is hard to find. I will never forget the transformation he did on my ’65 Cuda.

  4. Hunter ND
    O’DELLA and Family
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May bless you all.
    I always enjoyed helping you with your taxes. Lyle was so sincere until he’d come up with a little humor. It was fun to
    know him. I know he will be missed. Remember the good times.
    Betty Barker” your tax lady”.

  5. I had the privilege of knowing Lyle briefly before his retirement. He was alway and entertaining individual. Our deepest Sympathies to his family at his passing. May Our Heavenly Father give you Peace and Love at this most difficult time.

    Best Regards – Rick (NDHP 1984 to present – Washburn Station) and LeAnn RICHARD

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