Lyle Eugene Fuerst was born on August 31, 1930 at Delmont, SD, to Helmuth and Edith (Mills) Fuerst. Lyle attended school in Mitchell. On March 16, 1949 Lyle married Theresa Saukerson in Mitchell. They lived in Carson, CO for one year while Lyle was stationed there during the Korean War. They returned back to Mitchell and he worked at Toy Corey in the shoe repair business where he worked as a kid. He later bought the business in 1959 and operated it for thirty years. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, managed the Legion in Mitchell for seventeen years and Commander for Post 18. He belonged to the 40 & 8, a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and the National Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa; one son, Gary of Deadwood; four daughters: Monica Evers of Mitchell, Pam Munsen of Mitchell, Tammy Fuerst (Laren Feistner) of Letcher, Vickie Blakney (Neil Hague), Deadwood; one sister, Irene Rearkick of Huron; twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Lenard and two sisters, Delores Sheffield and Lola Potts.