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Lyle Craig Sjostrom passed away on January 17, 2023 at the age of 67.
He was born in Salina, Kansas and raised in Lander, Wyoming on a cattle ranch where he learned the value of hard work. He played football in high school and college and was a lifelong fan of the Wyoming Cowboys and Denver Broncos. He was a graduate of Lander Valley High School, worked to pay his own way through Casper College, and earned a degree in Law Enforcement. Lyle’s first law enforcement job was in Glenrock, Wyoming. He later worked for the Green River Police Department, and became a detective with the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Department. He was an avid sportsman, loved to hunt and fish, learned to scuba dive, and later taught scuba to officers and ran the Search & Rescue dive team.
After relocations from Utah and Colorado back to Wyoming, Lyle and Tacy married in 1992; they enjoyed cross country skiing, biking, and scuba diving in exotic locales such as Flaming Gorge and Bear Lake. He changed course and went to work in the oil and gas industry for Schlumberger fracturing natural gas wells, coil tubing, operating equipment, and was stationed in the western U.S. as well as offshore in the North Sea and Russia, Scotland, Belgium, and France while living in Denver, Colorado. They traveled together to many countries, and when at home Lyle always enjoyed barbequing a good ribeye steak. Lyle retired after 19 years with Schlumberger, and the couple moved to Utah to be close to family. He rode his recumbent bike around the neighborhood, enjoyed making new friends, and entertained his golf buddies. As his health declined, he kept a positive attitude and was always fun to be around. He kept us laughing, and was always good for a joke and having a good time.
Lyle was preceded in death by parents Ralph and Marian Sjostrom. He is survived by his sweetheart of 37 years Tacy, three children - Christina of Las Vegas, Craig James of Midvale, Erik (Rachel) of Tampa; six grandchildren - Bailee, AJ, Ian, Layla, Lucy, and Lily; brother Ron, and sisters Dana (Ray) King and Ingrid (Roger) Buchmeier. Lyle will be greatly missed, and always remembered. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family would like to express gratitude to the staff at Maple Springs Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing in North Logan, who gave loving care and kindness during Lyle’s last years. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the American Heart Association.
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