August 13, 1952 - January 25, 2016


Funeral Services will be on February 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Daniel Funeral Home Chapel, St. Cloud, for Earl J. Kyle, age 63, of St. Cloud, who passed away on January 25, 2016 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Pastor Kristen Anderson will officiate.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Earl was born on August 13, 1952 to Leonard M. and Vera E. (Couture) Kyle, in Sioux City, IA. He married his high-school sweetheart Lynn Brown on December 23, 1970 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Sioux City, IA. He honorably served his country in the United States Army as a Crew Chief on an AH-1 Cobra, and eventually earned the Distinguished Flying Cross. He spent many years working in the automotive industry as a mechanic and retail manager. He was a founding member of the Canine Agility of Central Minnesota (CACM), and was an Agility Judge of the American Kennel Club. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. Earl enjoyed training dogs in agility and traveling the country judging dog agility shows. He also enjoyed wood working and carving.

He is survived by his wife, Lynn, of 45 years; children, Kelley Kyle (Adam) of Minneapolis, and Ed (Jill) Kyle of Sartell; grandchildren; sisters, Kim (Steve) Carlson, Teresa Hughes, and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents and sister Nan Kyle.

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