Lyle Earl Franzen, 64, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, surrounded by his loving family and friends at home in Glasgow, Mont. He was a good man, who will be missed by many.
Lyle was born April 15, 1955, to William “Bill” and Magdalina ‘Maggie’ (Schelert) Franzen in Glasgow. He attended St. Raphael Catholic Schools, graduated from Glasgow High School in 1973. Lyle was a successful competitor in stock cars.
In 1978, Lyle married the love of his life, Deanna “DeeDee” Jackson. Together they built a home northwest of Glasgow. Lyle’s love of trees and plants led to the growth of the “Franzen Forest” that provides an oasis on the prairie.
Lyle began his career at Valley Electric as a lineman, following in the footsteps of his father. In 1989, for health reasons, the family moved to Great Falls, Mont., where he and DeeDee went back to school. HeClick here to view the full story