December 6, 2022 at 4:37 p.m.

Lyle Olmscheid

Lyle Olmscheid
Lyle Olmscheid


We are heart broken to announce the death of Lyle Olmscheid, 90, of Melrose. Lyle was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family Dec. 1, 2022.

Lyle enjoyed deer hunting with his sons and working with his daughter, Beth, at a hunting lodge for the last 15 years. He enjoyed spending time with his friends at the local Melrose 1-Stop coffee shop, teaching them the truth about life. Lyle said, “They just don’t listen,” so he made sure he was there every morning. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, Ellie, and spending time with family, especially his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lyle was always there to help his family and loved ones with wise advice, building projects and tinkering.

Lyle graduated from St. Cloud State University and was an enemy information decoder in the Air Force during the Korean War. Lyle started his working career as a bank examiner, later joining in partnership with Clarence Winter to purchase the Greenwald State Bank. Lyle then worked as a comptroller for Stearns Electric Association in Melrose, then worked as an accountant for CCC, Inc. in Melrose.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul; his mother, Helen (Helen Steffes); sister Theresa; and brothers Victor and Leo.

Lyle is survived by his wife, Ellie (Eleanor Schlicht), of 66 years; children Susan (Don Bauer) of Grand Marais, Curt (Karen) Olmscheid of Melrose, Steven (Bonita) Olmscheid of Brainerd, Beth Carstens (Lance Olson) of Sauk Centre, and John (Sara) Olmscheid of Melrose; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be hosted at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 16. Visitation will be at 10 a.m.



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