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Lyle C. Hart

October 5, 2004

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— Services for Lyle C. Hart, 73, Riverdale, Neb., will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Kearney.

Mr. Hart died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

He was born Aug. 2, 1931, in Alliance, the son of Clarence and Hazel Leslie Hart. He and his family relocated to the family farm in Riverdale in 1937. He graduated from Riverdale High School in 1949 and attended Kearney State Teacher's College. He continued his education at University of Iowa in Iowa City. After he retired, he and his wife lived in Riverdale and Conway, Ark.

Mr. Hart served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1954, and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He worked as a photographer and motion picture cameraman in Denver before working for Centron Films in Lawrence, Kan. In 1970 he joined the international headquarters of John Deere and Company in Moline, Ill. He retired as executive producer and director of film and television at Deere and Company after 22 years.

He was a devoted Episcopalian and an active member of the vestry and served as bishop's warden at Trinity Episcopal Church in Geneseo, Ill. He also was a member of Christ Church in Moline, St. Peter's in Conway and St. Luke's in Kearney. He also was a member of the National Sod House Society.

Mr. Hart married LeJean Dow in 1960 in Denver. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Tom, Glendale, Calif., and Scott, Geneseo; a daughter, Jenny Hart, Austin, Texas; and a granddaughter.

The family will receive friends at a lunch after services at the church.

The family suggests memorials to Lyle C. Hart Memorial Fund, sent in care of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2304 Second Ave., Kearney 68847. Donations will fund resources for cardiac care at the hospital.

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