Grant R. Koyle
Died: Wednesday Dec-12-2018
Funeral: Wednesday Dec-19-2018
Morrison Funeral Home
188 S. Hwy 24
Rupert, Idaho 83350
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Grant R. Koyle, 58, passed away on December 12, 2018 at 10:20 pm at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Grant was born on September 27, 1960 to Lester Fielding and Evva Darrington Koyle in Burley, Idaho. He was the tenth of eleven children who were raised on multiple different farms and taught the value of hard work.
He went to school in the Minidoka school district until he left home at 15. After he left home he joined the circus for a while and traveled with them working on the rides–setting them up, tearing them down, and doing maintenance. When he was 17 he was found by an Army recruiter and with his mother’s permission he joined. He was in the Army for two years and during that time he earned his GED. When he left the Army he joined the Navy and served for six years.
Towards the end of his time in the Navy he met the love of his life, Regina Delores (Lyle) Koyle, while he was training in Washington at Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor. She left and went back to her home in Virginia Beach, Virginia and he followed her. They were soon engaged and married.
They moved to Burley, Idaho to be close to his family and raise their children. He worked for Don MacRae Custom Farming for 28 years as a farming mechanic and took care of the children at night while she worked graveyard shifts at McCains.
The other love of Grant’s life was his motorcycle, he got a Honda when his youngest was four and was able to get his Harley when she was in Junior High. Not only would he ride it to work everyday in the summer–weather permitting, but he also took trips with his wife and some of their closest friends. He was active in the biker community in the Cassia/Minidoka area and participated in every charity ride that he was able to.
Grant is survived by his wife, Regina; four children, Jason (Katie) Brahosky of Pocatello, Idaho, Danielle Krieger of Lynnwood, Washington, Elizabeth (Ryan) Galloway of Burley, Idaho, and Evva Koyle of Burley, Idaho; five brothers, Arden (Betty), Lucky (Sandie), Ray (Cheryl), Richard (Tracy), and Ardell (Karen); four sisters, JoAnn Smith, Rosalie McOmber, April (Greg) Greenwell, and Emma (Lowell) Curtiss; and five grandchildren, Drake, Elyas, Cadence, Amelia, and Maddy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his elder sister Fay, and his brother-in-law Wally Smith.
Grant’s family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Walter Graham, Lacey Blanchard, and William Lyle for the care that they gave to him in his final days.
The funeral will be held at 11 am Wednesday December 19, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints–Burley Stake Center located at 2050 Normal Ave. Burley, Idaho. Burial will follow at the Grandview Cemetery in Elba with Military Rites provided by the Mini-Cassia Veterans.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday December 18, 2018 at Morrison Funeral Home 188 South Highway 24, Rupert, Idaho and from 9:30 to 10:30 am preceding the funeral service at the church.
Condolences for Grant R. Koyle
From: Peggy Lynch Wattsi
Dear Jeannie, I am so very sorry of your loss of Grant. My heart and prayers are with you and your family . Please know I am always here for you anytime night or day if you need someone to talk or cry to. Love you dearly. Aunt Peggy
From: Suzie & Stew Baer
Our hearts are broken at this devastating loss. Although distance kept us from being able to spend more time together, we greatly cherished the time we did have. It was obvious to us how much grant loved his wife Jeanne, and their four children. Grant was a good man with old fashioned values, he believed in his family, in the value of hard work, and he kept his faith to the very end. To know grant was to love him, I will miss our late night bantering over Facebook, he had a great sense of humor, and he loved to tease me, and I loved giving it right back to him! Our world has lost a good man, but heaven has gained one. Grant you will be dearly missed, until we meet again in the house of our god, may you rest in peace. May the god of all consolation comfort Jeanne, your children, and all your family and friends who are filled with sorrow at this most difficult time
From: Elaine Thompson
I'm so very sorry to hear that Grant passed away. My heart goes out to you and know what your going though for I lost my hubby of 45 year in Feb. My love and prayers to you and your family. Elaine
From: Marjorie Jensen
So sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs your way.
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