Lyndon C. Lengele, 69, a long time resident of Central Oregon passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 2, 2012 after a short battle with cancer.
Lyndon or Lyn, as he was called by his close friends, was born in Tacoma Washington. His parents Ted and Katherine Lengele moved the family to Sisters, and later to Madras. Lyndon attended school in both Sisters and Madras. Lyn went on to build a successful business and career as a commercial truck driver, founding Lengele Trucking. One of his treasured highlights was an article written by Tom Berg for Road King magazine talking about his T-800 Kenworth. Lyn was a loving husband, good father and a faithful friend. His relatives and friends knew he had a passion for hunting, fishing, roping and racing horses.
Lyn was preceded in death by his parents; his older brother Raymond Lengele; his loving wives Doris Lengele of 10 years, Linda Lee Lengele of 15 years; and his daughter Debbie Sue Lengele. He is survived by his three sons Lyndon P. Lengele, Donald L. Barbour, Bryndon S. Lengele; step-daughters Shannon Haynes and Lannette Bradley; and step-son, Cory Williams. Lyn had six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his current wife Lila Lengele, whom he wed on Veteran's Day of this year.
In lieu of a services the family will be holding a memorial to celebrate Lyn's life. It will take place early next spring or summer when the weather permits a good old fashioned country barbecue; time and place to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, or Partners in Care of Bend, Oregon, in Lyn's name.