Lyle James Hodge, 88 of Shepherd, formally St. Ignatius, MT, passed away peacefully on September 3, 2018.

He was born on March 7, 1930 in Mehurin Township, MN to M. Dell and LuLu Hodge.

Lyle had a very colorful work history, trapper, army, mechanic, grain thrasher, tree planter, Oil Rig worker, upholsterer, mechanic, rancher, farmer, care-giver.  He was a jack of all trades and had a full life to say the least.  Lyle had great character and a wonderful heart.

Preceding Lyle in death are his father and mother, M. Dell and LuLu Hodge; Sisters, Sarah Johnson, Doris Seng, Gladys Wychor; Brothers, Donald Hodge and Warren Hodge.  Two Grandsons, Christopher Hodge and Dusty McKay.

Lyle is survived by son, David Winter (Michelle Durenberger); daughters, Cheri Conroy (Russell Schwarzrock), Cheryl Gaines (Martin Olson), and Randi Adams (Michael), numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Our family sends a special thanks to Compassus Hospice and all of the other care givers that have taken such good care of our dad over the years.

Have a wonderful journey Daddio, Pops, Papa, Uncle, Hodgey-bob-bob, friend, neighbor.  You will be missed dearly.