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Lyle Robert Huntoon

June 4, 1931 — December 24, 2022


      Lyle Robert Huntoon, age 91, of Ovid, MI, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2022, at Ovid Healthcare Center.
     A Private Graveside Service was held at Ford Cemetery, Elsie, MI.  A Celebration of Lyle's Life will be held from 1:00-4:00 P.M. with a time of sharing at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at Chapin United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Chapin, MI. 
     Lyle was born in Dearborn, Michigan on June 4, 1931, the son of Fred Byron and Catherine Belle (Bigelow) Huntoon.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army.  He resided in the Ovid area for the majority of his life.  On June 2, 1952, Lyle married Shirley Mae Bredow in New Mexico.  They were blessed with 53 years of marriage prior to her passing on July 17, 2005. 
     Lyle had many loves, besides his family. He loved his AA Program, which he joined in 1967. He was proud to have had 55 years of sobriety. Lyle dedicated his life to helping hundreds of others to find their "Higher Power" through the Alcoholics Anonymous Program. He also obtained his pilot's license while still working construction jobs. Upon retirement, he bought the airplane which brought much joy to him and his wife.
     Lyle is survived by three daughters: Julie (Jim Pomaville) Crackel of Bay City, MI; Teresa (Bill) Beauchaine of Laingsburg, MI; and Bonnie (Bob) Harper of Owosso, MI; and two sons: Fred (Robin) Huntoon of Ovid, MI; and Lyle (Samantha DeSantes) Huntoon of Panama. He is also survived by fifteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother Dan (Sara) Stahl; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley, grandson Christopher Huntoon, granddaughter Kim Ormerod, father Fred Huntoon, mother Catherine (Guy) Stahl, and four brothers: Jim Huntoon, Fred Huntoon, Bob Stahl, and Bill Stahl.
     Memorials may be made to your local AA Chapter. Online condolences may be made at The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 22, 2023

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chapin United Methodist Church

Elsie, MI 48831

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