Leland Lyle “Shorty” Fye, 79, of Farmington, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2021, near Wever, Iowa.
He was born on November 3, 1942, in Moline, Illinois, the son of Leland Lyle, Sr. and Beulah May (Sloan) Fye. On January 25, 1964, he married Clara Joann Newberry in Keokuk, Iowa. She preceded him in death on October 2, 1989.
He is survived by his three children: Terri Fye of Fort Myers, Florida, Marc (Susan) Fye of Edmond, Oklahoma and Cole Fye of Edmond, Oklahoma; two grandchildren: Courtney Beem and Rachel (Brad) Bartholomew; two sisters: Lori (Farrell) Keough of Frederick, Maryland and Cecelia (Peter) Podolak of Vancouver, Canada and life partner Judy Sanders of Fort Madison, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife and sister: LuAnn in infancy.
Shorty retired from Fruehauf/Wabash. He was a member of Green Acres Country Club in Donnellson. He enjoyed boating, golfing, hunting and driving the countryside with Judy.
His body has been entrusted to the crematory of Schmitz Funeral Home for cremation.
Services will be held at a later date with burial at Greenglade Cemetery.
A memorial has been established in his memory.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com Schmitz Funeral Home of Farmington is assisting the family with arrangements.