Lyle Bornitz was born February 21, 1925, to William and Goldie (Gaspar) Bornitz, at Worthington, MN. He grew up and attended school in Minnesota. He served in the US Army during World War II, in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theatre. He participated in the D-Day Invasion and was missing in action for a time. On April 9, 1952, he married Caroline Peppersack at Pipestone, MN. He farmed in Carthage, SD, for many years, raising cattle and crops and moved south of Mitchell in 1976, where he continued farming. He moved to Prairie Crossings in Mitchell in January of 2006, and then became a resident of Prairie View Care Center in Woonsocket in May of 2006. His daughter, Deborah, cared for him from the time of his wife’s death until he entered Prairie Crossings. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, VFW and American Legion.
Lyle is survived by three children: Richard Bornitz and wife, Nancy of Carthage, SD, David Bornitz of Fedora, SD, Deborah Bornitz of Mitchell, SD; one brother, Lowell Bornitz and wife, Betty of Tracy MN, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his lovely wife, Caroline, June 10, 2004, and infant son, James, November 28, 1953, one sister, Phyllis Williams and his parents.