Lyle L. Dakins, 70, Oconto, a Plover native, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
Services were held July 2 at First Presbyterian Church in Oconto, with the Rev. Tom Beck officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery in Oconto.
Ackerman Funeral Directors in Oconto assisted the family with arrangements.
Mr. Dakins was born Feb. 21, 1931, in Plover, a son of the late Elmer and Myra (Sterling) Dakins.
He received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, majoring in history and English. He also concentrated studies in numerous graduate level courses.
He was married to Margaret Fetterly on Sept. 4, 1955, in Marinette.
He served in the National Guard for 20 years and was a member of the 132nd Field Artillery Battery in Marinette.
He worked as a meat cutter early in his life. From 1968 to 1976 he was a social worker and supervisor for the Marinette County Department of Social Services.
In 1976 he became director of the Oconto County Department of Social Services and served in that capacity until the department merged into the Department of Human Services. He then served as deputy director of that department until his retirement in 1993.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Oconto and the 20-Year Club of the National Guard. He was a former member of the Oconto Kiwanis Club and a former Scoutmaster in La Crosse and Peshtigo.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Lynn (Bert) Hollander, Oconto, and Karen (Christopher) Bickel, Menominee, Mich.; one son, Brian, Lena; one sister, Evelyn Lang, Oconto; and five grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Frank.