Lyle Harlan Storlie, 81, of Stockton, Minn., died suddenly on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in Lewiston.

He was born in Spring Grove on Sept. 25, 1930, to Leonard and Stella (Nohre) Storlie.

After graduating from Mabel-Canton High School in 1948, Lyle entered the U.S. Army and was in the infantry until being stationed in Germany during the Korean War in 1953.

On Nov. 17, 1956, he was united in marriage to Carol Fogal in Hart and they moved to Stockton. Together they managed and owned motels in Springfield, Minn., and Fall Creek, Wis., for 25 years.

For over 30 years, Lyle traveled throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin as a salesman. During his sales career, Lyle traveled thousands of miles and socialized with many people along the way.

Survivors include his three children, Jim Storlie of Stockton, Judy (Steve) Kromrey of Minnesota City and Jay (Andria) Storlie of Elk River; five grandchildren, Melissa, Nate, Brandon, Nick and Hannah; one great-grandson, Marcus; one brother, LaVerne (Marge) Storlie of La Crosse; and nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Carol Storlie in 2010; a brother, Clifton V. Storlie; and his parents.

A memorial service was held March 10 at Central Lutheran Church. The Rev. Jeff Franko officiated. Burial will take place at a later date in Oakland Cemetery in Stockton.

The Hoff Funeral Homes & Crematory assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.hofffuneral.com.