January 29, 1947 - July 7, 2021
Lyle Herbert Hokanson, 74, of Vermontville, a man who could fix anything and would help anybody, died Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at his home. Lyle was born January 29, 1947 in Hastings, MI, the son of Hale Duane and Arline Inez (Howe) Hokanson. He graduated from Maple Valley High School in 1966 before serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Upon his return home, he married his lifelong love, Mary Margaret Coppess on May 25, 1968. Lyle worked 35 years at General Motors, retiring as a Project Manager in 2001. Throughout his life, Lyle enjoyed woodworking, a skill he used in renovating several apartments in Grand Rapids. He loved time spent in the outdoors hunting, fishing and gardening. He was an avid gun collector. Many will remember his perfectionist nature, and his kindness to all who knew him. Lyle is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Hokanson; son, Jay (Jennifer) Hokanson; daughter, Erin (Justin) Campbell; 10 grandchildren, Jack, Joe, Jacob, Jon, Josh, Jana and Julia Hokanson, and Elijah, Alexander, and Olive Campbell; 3 siblings, Gary (Pat) Hokanson, Paula (Gerald) Cole, and Loa (Ben) Kenyon; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents. Friends are encouraged to support Lyle's family by attending services or sharing memories on his Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 12, 2021 at Sunfield United Brethren Church. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Sunfield United Brethren Church with Lyle's nephews, Matthew and Chad Coppess officiating. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Maple Valley Scholarship Fund. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
Lyle Herbert Hokanson, 74, of Vermontville, a man who could fix anything and would help anybody, died Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at his home. Lyle was born January 29, 1947 in Hastings, MI, the son of Hale Duane and Arline Inez (Howe) Hokanson.... View Obituary & Service Information
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