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Lyle Drollinger


Posted By: Harvey W. Henry (email)
Date: 6/30/2005 at 14:00:46

Iowa City Press Citizen
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Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Lyle Drollinger, 82
Lyle D. "Smokey" Drollinger, 82, of Iowa City, died Monday, June 27, 2005 at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iowa City of complications from encephalitis.
Celebration of Life service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2005 at Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. Pastor Lynn Branchinni will be officiating. Family will greet friends from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home, with a fellowship time following the service. Burial will be at a later date. He will be cremated.
Lyle was born January 8, 1923 in Essex, Iowa to Charles and Gladys Croy Drollinger. He attended Kalona High School, graduating in 1940. He was in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II.
Lyle was a musician. He was band leader of Iowa City Slicker and Lyle Drollinger Orchestra. The Drollinger family also owned and operated rides in City Park in Iowa City for 50 years. He was a member of the American Federation of Musicians.
Lyle married Verla Becker on December 16, 1995.
Lyle in survived by his wife; four children, Diana Warren of New York City, NY, Karen Estrella of Denver, CO, Dean Drollinger of Iowa City and Guy Drollinger of Iowa City; two step-children, Jane Coons of New Boston, IL and Bill Becker of Readlyn, IA; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Ralph Drollinger of Fort Dodge, IA and Charles D. Drollinger, Jr. of Iowa City. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A general memorial fund has been established.
Condolences may be sent to www.peterseimfuneralhome.com.


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