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Myron J. "Jack" Lingle

Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home

McPherson, KS


Myron J. "Jack" Lingle, 88, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 8:53 a.m., Tuesday, September 10th, at Pleasant View Home, Inman, Kansas, while in the company of family members. Jack was born in Roberts, Wisconsin on October 17, 1924, the son of Alma Blanche (Slabach) and Myron Earl Lingle.

Jack attended various schools in Minnesota.

Jack was a member of First Baptist Church of McPherson, where he served his church in many capacities through the years. He was a former member of the First Christian Church of McPherson.

Jack honorably served in the U.S. Navy as a Radioman third Class SV6 USNR during WW II. He also honorably served in the U.S. Army with the 439th Engineers Corps during the Korean War.

Through the years Jack worked for Prairie Gardens, owned and operated the Down Town Derby Service Station, worked as a body man for the Ford Dealership, owned and operated Jacks Body Shop, and was a salesman for Kansas Jack. As a golf enthusiast, Jack also went to Golfsmith school in Texas and learned how to repair and build clubs. Jack loved golf and in his lifetime had three holes-in-one.

Jack was a member of American Legion Post 24, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715, and the Zoning board, all of McPherson, Kansas.

Jack was united in marriage to Esther Mary Rivas on April 2, 1947 at Lyons, Kansas. She died on July 31, 1965. Jack was united in marriage to Betty Joane Carter on March 9, 1966 at McPherson, Kansas.

Surviving family members include -
Loving and devoted wife of over forty-seven years: Betty J. Lingle, of McPherson
Children: Larry and wife Lennea, of Hornby Island, Canada
Michael of Valley Village, California
Debra and husband Steve Hoover, of Shawnee, Kansas
Toni of Fresno, California
Siblings: Beth Fraune of Osakis, Minnesota
Margaret Rivett of McPherson, Kansas
Shirley Gatz and husband Elmer of Wichita, Kansas
Kenneth of Yuba City, California
Art "Red" and wife Diane of Lawrence, Kansas
Edward of Collinsville, Oklahoma
Harold "Hulie" of Sparks, Nevada
Gary and wife Diane of Placerville, California
Grandsons: Christopher, Matthew, and Timothy
Great-granddaughters: Roseanna and Sarah
Many nieces and nephews
Other relatives and a host of friends

Jack was preceded in death by his parents; his 1st wife, Esther Mary Rivas Lingle; son Dwayne Delaney; daughters, Bobby Lingle and Kay Rockhold; sister LaVera Lingle; brothers G.D. "Bud" and Royce "Buck".

Graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the McPherson Cemetery McPherson, Kansas with military honors presented by members of the American Legion Post 24 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715 both of McPherson.

The memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church, McPherson, Kansas, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2013 with Pastor Terry Tareila officiating.

Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church or Pleasant View Home of Inman and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.

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