Lyle Edwin Youngberg, 87, of Verona, Mo., passed away Friday, August 30, 2019, in his home.
He was born on July 8, 1932, to Edwin R. and Mildred Bradley Youngberg in Albert City, IA. He graduated from Geneva High School in Geneva, Iowa, in 1950.
Lyle earned his college degree at SMSU in Springfield, MO. in agriculture and biology, where he was one of seven founders of Delta Tau Alpha Society for AG majors. He was the first elected “reporter officer”. That organization has now spread nationwide. Lyle attended Harvard University one summer and then Oxford University in England for one summer with Charlotte.
Lyle was the Kraft Foods manager in Neosho for 13 years and President of Neosho Chamber of Commerce in 1966. During his tenure as president, 17 new industries were brought into Neosho. Lyle is recognized as one of the co-founders of Crowder College, speaking tirelessly at local charities, schools and assorted gatherings to get it started.
Lyle was once the largest egg producer in the U.S.A.. He was president of the Gold Crown Egg Co., Gold Crown Mill and the Gold Crown Egg Plant with him having 150 employees. He has now owned Youngberg Ranch Supply since 1971, established Youngberg Estates and Water Co. in Verona and owns Youngberg Cemetery. He and his wife, Charlotte built Youngberg Chapel by Spring River in 2013, now open for 5 years.
Lyle is survived by his wife of 29 years (June 30, 1990), Dr. Charlotte Reysack Neal Youngberg. They have four children, Lynn (Shelly) Youngberg, Lori Dodson, Rachel Neal Nielsen and Kory Neal; there are 7 grandchildren, Brandon (Jacinda) Weldy, Jaymie (Zachary) Bellah, Lynnsey Youngberg, Jessica (Matthew) Moennig, Jori Dodson, Gabrielle Nielsen and Garrett Nielsen; 8 great-grandchildren, Brooke, Paxton and Emmett Weldy, Avigayil, Braydon and Bowen Bellah and Emerie and Leightyn Moennig.; four sisters, Arlene (Mike) Fields, Karen Darr, Anita (David) Viles and Sandra (Larry) Wright.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Mildred; one brother, Eugene Youngberg; brother-in-law, Ron Darr. His first wife, Lois Krukow died of Cancer in 1989.
Lyle was known to be intelligent, had a strong work ethic, a story teller, keen sense of humor, generous, a builder, planner, loved to travel, received his pilots license in 1966, believed in marriage, family, friends, education, USA, God and church. He encouraged the children to save, shop wisely, go to church, do “big things”, love and support your family and friends, get as much education as possible and work hard.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 5 at 11:00 a.m. in the Youngberg Chapel under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel. Following the service, Lynn will drive the Youngberg Hearse, the Oliver tractor (Lyle’s first tractor) to the Youngberg Cemetery for graveside services.
Visitation was held Wednesday from 4-8:30 p.m. in the church.
Memorials may be made to the Youngberg Chapel.
We thank Peterson Funeral Chapel for Their help and preparations. We thank all of you for your acts of kindness and sympathy.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 5 at 11:00 a.m. in the Youngberg Chapel in Verona under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Youngberg Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4-8:30 p.m. in the church.