Lyle Herman Felske

Tawas City, Michigan
June 12, 1934 - May 31, 2018


Saturday, June 16, 2018
11:00 AM until the time of service.

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home ~ Tawas Chapel


Saturday, June 16, 2018
12:00 PM

Obituary Notice

Lyle Herman Felske, age 83, of Tawas City, Michigan, died under the loving care of his family and hospice on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at his home. Lyle was born the son of Herman and Freida (Prahl) Felske on June 12, 1934 in Bay County, Michigan. At the age of 17, Lyle enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served our country for four years during the Korean War while serving in Japan. After his arrival home he married his best friend Jacklyn Thompson in 1956 and together they celebrated 60 beautiful years of marriage! In 1958, he and Jacklyn moved to the Tawas area where they raised their four children. Lyle worked for 31 years for the Kroger Company and retired in 1980. In 1981, Lyle and Jacklyn started a new adventure and opened Felske's Market in East Tawas. They worked together and operated the market until their retirement in 1997. Lyle enjoyed hunting, bird watching, flying planes and going to the casino and most of all fishing on beautiful Tawas Bay. He was a member of the Iosco County Flying Club. Lyle is survived by his children, Denise (Scott) Spaid, Michael (Rita) Felske, Dana (Steve) Foley; grandchildren, Steven (Monica), Andy (Alicia) Sarah (Jason), Stephen (Anne), Terra (Santi) and Michael; 11 great grandchildren and his sister, Millie Schabel, many nieces, nephews, and friends. Lyle was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Jacklyn, his loving daughter Dawn Varney, his beautiful great granddaughter, Stella and his sisters, Pat, Eleanor and Charlotte. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 12:00 PM at Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be shared at


American Heart Association
American Cancer Society


My condolences to the family for your loss. May God strengthen and comfort you with his promise of the resurrection. Acts 25:15
— Amber Micka
Im so sorry to hear of your loss. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you All.
— Kathy Slabaugh
Sorry for your lose.
— Don and Jo Anne Alderson
Thank you Nana and Papaw Alderson
— Dana
Sorry for your loss but he is back with the love of his life! Steve and Debby Kuhn
— Debby Kuhn
Sorry for your loss and prayers for you all. Mr. Felske was a wonderful man who always had a smile on his face.
— Paul and Sue Anderson
Denise...MIcheal....Dana....we are sorry we can't make the memorial for your Dad...he was a great addition to our family and took such care of your mother.....our grandson is graduating from college..Uncle Ernie and Aunt Kathy
— Kathleen Thompson
Denise and family we send our sincere sympathy..
— Gary and Sandy Chapman
What a beautiful memorial to him.
I'm so sorry for the family's loss. I know he was a man who loved life and his family.
Dana and Steve, Stephen, Anne and family please let me know if I can be there for you in any way, shape or form. We love you all.
— Angela Crandell
Dana, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a wonderful man and will be missed. We are praying for you and your family. Love you. Dawn and Jeff.
— Dawn Evans
Sorry for your loss, glad I got to see him last time I was in town.
— Sean Diion

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