Lyle Lewis was born in Concordia‚ Kansas‚ on June 29‚ 1958‚ the son of the late Chester Lyle and Lula May (Snyder) Lewis.
Firefighter Lyle Lewis died June 16‚ 2009‚ while assisting at the scene of a fire on a day when temperatures exceeded 90 degrees. Approximately one hour after responding and after his second entry into the home‚ Firefighter Lewis reported a need to cool off. He was treated by EMS personnel at the scene before being transported to the hospital‚ where he was pronounced dead.
His pastor remembered Lyle as a happy guy‚ a hard worker and a generous man who loved being a firefighter. Firefighter Lewis owned L&L Fencing of Alton‚ and he was a minister.
He is survived by his wife‚ Sherry; his daughters‚ Sandra Lewis‚ of Glade‚ Kansas; Jessica Brown‚ of Ransom‚ Kansas; and Jennifer Saathoff‚ of Beloit‚ Kansas; and sons‚ Lyle Lewis Jr.‚ of Osborne‚ Kansas; Ryan Lewis‚ of Alton‚ Kansas; and Justin Lewis‚ of Topeka‚ Kansas. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren.