Lyle E. Minor

Lyle E. Minor, 90, Ridgeland, Wis., passed away Monday, May 22, 2023, at his home.

Lyle was born March 11, 1933, in Hay River Township, Dunn County, to Earl and Geneiva (Quarderer) Minor. He grew up in Dunn County, attending the Little Beaver School.

On July 7, 1956, he married Mabel Hitz at Wheeler. Lyle owned and operated a dairy farm in Ridgeland for many years, retiring in 2002.

Lyle and Mabel enjoyed heading to Wheeler to go dancing in their younger years. They also liked to travel. They visited Alaska, New York City and Niagara Falls, to name a few places they visited. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

Lyle was a longtime member of United Methodist Church, Prairie Farm.

Surviving are his very special friend Cleo Weber of Ridgeland; a daughter Connie Loofboro of Delton, Mich.; sons, Hal (Wendy) of Dallas, and Randy (Mary), Brian (Kris) and Joshua, all of Ridgeland; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; brothers Larry, Dan (Joan) and Rick; sisters Betty Johnson, Joan Buck, Loretta Morelock, Bonnie (Jeff) Brinkmeyer, Marlys Espeseth and Shirley Pederstuen; Mabel’s family Harold (Judy) Hitz, Katherine (Arnold) Metze and Russell (Sue) Hitz; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Lyle was preceded in death by his beloved wife; his parents; a son-in-law Darrin Loofboro; sisters Carol Quarders and Erma Minor; as well as many sisters and brothers-in-law.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, from the Ridgeland Community Center, with burial at Vanceburg Cemetery, Town of Sheridan, Dunn County.

Visitation will be held an hour prior to services at the center.

Rausch and Steel Funeral Home, Barron, is handling arrangements. Online condolences can be made at