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Lt. Col. Milton E. Lytle

Monday, July 27, 2009

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Lt. Col. Milton E. Lytle, 86 (USAF Ret) passed away July 26, 2009.

Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at McGilley & Frye Funeral Home, 105 E. Loula St., Olathe, Kan. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m.

Burial will take place at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Milton was born Jan. 2, 1923, in Martinsville, Ind., graduated from high school in Veedersburg, Ind., and attended Purdue University, pursuing a degree in engineering.

He served on B-17th aircraft with the 95th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force based in England during World War II. He continued his military career as a Master Navigator with the Strategic Air Command and was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal.

He received his B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

After retiring at Eglin AFB in 1965, he worked at Boeing Aircraft in Wichita as an aeronautical engineer until his retirement in 1992.

He is preceded in death by his father Clarence Tarvin Lytle, Flemingsburg, Ky., and mother Hallie Plumb Lytle French, Brazil, wife Geraldine Faye Young, Augustana, Kan., as well as sisters Doris Cash, New Orleans, Jane Bowne, Battle Creek, Mich., and brother Ralph Lytle, Peoria, Ill.

He is survived by sister Margaret Oaks, Canon City, Colo., and son Michael A. Lytle, LTC (USA Ret), Harlingen, Texas, daughters Marsha E. Lytle, Olathe, Kan., and Valerie Showalter, Leon, Kan., grandsons Clinton W. Showalter, Leon, Kan., George S. Langdale, Ridgeway, S.C., Robbie O. Borders and Kevin A. Borders, Olathe, Kan., Logan J. Borders, Winter Garden, Fla., and ILT Eric A. Lytle, Miami, Fla., and granddaughters Heather C. Langdale, Columbia, S.C., Renee E. Borders, Olathe, Kan., and Kelly A. Borders, Winter Garden, Fla., six great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews.

Send condolences and sign a guestbook at www.McGilley-Frye.com.