Lyle F. Rienks

Lyle F. Rienks

Lyle F. Rienks, age 82, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 28, 2017, at Heritage Senior Living, Middleton. He was born July 29, 1934 in Sparta, WI, the son of Jacob and Gladys Rienks. Lyle married Patsy Syverson on June 25, 1955, and together they had three daughters. They enjoyed together many summers camping on their Lake Camelot property, and many winters at their home in The Villages, FL. He also loved spending time at Ft. Myer’s beach.

Lyle had a very successful painting career where he was a partner who owned and operated Capitol Decorating of Madison, WI. When he wasn’t hard at work he enjoyed tending to his flowers and yard, playing cards and watching Wisconsin sports with Patsy. He was also known for his handyman skills which will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Lyle is survived by his three daughters, Laurie Rienks, Julie (Mark) Erickson and Amy (Larry) Wilson; four grandchildren, Brittany (Joe) Tristano, Tyler (Tori) Erickson, Trevor Erickson and Skyler Wilson; one great-grandson, Tryg Erickson; sister, Ann (Howard) Nordstrom; two brothers-in-law, Jim (Patti) Syverson and Jerry (JJ) Syverson. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Patsy; his parents, and his in-laws, Chester and Margie Syverson.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at ST. JAMES EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 427 South Main Street, Verona, with Pastor Kurt Billings officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial at Verona Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Fund, 1848 University Ave, Madison, WI 53726 or to St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: