Cover photo for Lyle Paul Zinniel's Obituary
Lyle Paul Zinniel Profile Photo
1947 Lyle 2017

Lyle Paul Zinniel

July 19, 1947 — July 3, 2017

Lyle Paul Zinniel, age 69, of Bass Lake, Winnebago, MN, passed away suddenly on Monday, July 3, 2017 at the Blue Earth Hospital. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30AM on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Blue Earth, MN, with Rev. Dawn Carder presiding. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Morgan, MN at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.pattonfh.com. Lyle was born on July 19, 1947 to Leo and Anna Zinniel in Sleepy Eye, MN. In 1955, Lyle’s family moved to Wells, MN, where his father had been transferred by Del Monte Foods. Lyle attended St. Casimir’s Catholic school in Wells. He graduated from Wells High School in 1965. Lyle then attended Mankato State and received a business degree. After attending college, Lyle worked in Minneapolis for Central Soya until he was transferred to Henderson, KY followed by Little Rock, AK. After Little Rock, he moved to Omaha, NE to work for AGP. Lyle reconnected with Kathy Durfey through his sister, Colleen. Lyle and Kathy were united in marriage on August 18, 2007 at the Bass Lake Community Church of Winnebago, MN. Lyle enjoyed wine making, photography, gardening/growing roses, reading, visiting with friends and neighbors, especially in Basswood Park, and helping people. Lyle is survived by his wife, Kathy; sister, Mary (Jerry) Zimmeth; brother, Leon; brother-in-law, Douglas Lempkie, Richard Nelson; sister-in-law, Janet (Bill) Starke; step-mother-in-law, Trudy Nelson; step-children, Jeffrey (Kim) Soost, Scott (Stephanie) Soost; step-grandchildren, April, Toby, Reece, and Kendal; nieces, Ann True, Jenny Drees, Beth Lempkie; nephews, Tom Zimmeth and Bryan Lempkie; special aunt, Leona Fangmann; many cousins; friends; and his faithful companion, Barney. Lyle is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Colleen Lempkie; brother-in-law, William Nelson; sister-in-law; Shirley Zinniel; and step-grandson, Amos Soost. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Bass Lake Community Church.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Lyle Paul Zinniel, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, July 8, 2017

9:30 - 10:30am (Central time)

Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service

400 E 14th St, Blue Earth, MN 56013

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Starts at 10:30am (Central time)

Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service

400 E 14th St, Blue Earth, MN 56013

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 7

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree