Lyle E. Nieken, 67

obit-NiekenLyle E. Nieken, a resident of Ham Lake, passed away, Aug. 5, 2013.
A Memorial Service was held Aug. 9, at the Miller Funeral Home in Fridley.
Lyle worked 33 years for Griggs Contracting as a general superintendent, faithfully served his country in the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Viet Nam War.  Lyle was larger than life and had a special way that touched the life of everyone he met.  He never refused a request for help and was the favorite “papa” of all his grandchildren.  His blue eyes and wavy white hair will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his father Lloyd; beloved wife of 45 years, Karen (Perron); daughter, Stacy (Jeff) Saucier of Mankato; son, Tony of Elk River; six grandchildren; two brothers, Paul of Hillman, and Lester of Deerwood and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Larry and mother Charlotte.
Memorials can be mailed to Karen Nieken, 17865 Fillmore St. N.E., Ham Lake, MN 55304.