Lyle J. Olsen, 89, of Menominee, Mich., passed away Friday, May 15, 2020, at Rennes Health Center West. He was born Sept. 24, 1930, to the late Harry and Agnes (Behnke) Olsen in Marinette, Wis., where he spent most of his life.
     Lyle graduated from Marinette High School in 1948 and later enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served during the Korean War aboard the Aircraft carrier USS Oriskany. He married the former Barbara Kamps in February 1952 before deploying for Korea. She preceded him in death in May of 1994. Together they raised five children: Dave (Mary) Olsen, Bob (Laurie) Olsen both of Marinette, Diane Johnson of Sacramento, Calif., Jim (Lynda) Olsen and Judi (Rusty) Wagner both of Marinette. Lyle married the former LaVerne Aubert in September of 1995 and welcomed her children: Mark (Freddie) Aubert and Linda Sakovitz into his family. Lyle was a successful business man having been part owner of Olsen’s Furniture with his brothers, Bill and Bob, and later Flipside Coin Machines until retiring in 1985. He also owned the Chippewa Bar in Wausaukee and Olsen Stump Grinding. He was an avid lifelong boater, owning numerous boats over the years. He also enjoyed scuba diving, hunting, motorcycling and many other outdoor activities. He was a member of Resurrection Parish, the Elks, VFW and the Menekaunee Old Timers Club.
    Lyle is survived by his wife, LaVerne; children, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and first wife Barbara, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Bob, and two sons-in-law, Bobby Johnson and Rick Sakovitz.
    A private family funeral will be held. A public celebration of Lyle’s life will be held at a later date due to the pandemic.
    Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.
    Thielen Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Rest in Peace. JCB