Lyle Hemingson was born on February 15, 1943 in Minneapolis to Irving and Dorothy Hemingson. They moved to Granite Falls where he spent his formative years. He graduated from Granite Falls High School in 1961 where he played football, basketball and baseball. He went to Moorhead State University and in 1964 he met the love of his life, Nancy Aaby.

They moved and raised their two children in Duluth, where he was a teacher and administrator for Duluth Technical College from 1972 - 1983. He then went to work for Lutheran Brotherhood until his retirement in 2001. He enjoyed coaching his children's basketball and baseball teams, as well as taught group golf lessons.

He spent his winters at his second home in Arizona and the rest of the year in Minnesota. He was an avid golfer, who loved his hometown so much that he organized and ran the "Kilowatt Invitational" here in Mesa, AZ for the past fourteen years. Lyle grew up learning how to love the outdoors from his father. This love included "fly-in" fishing trips to Canada with his friends and family as well as hunting trips all over Minnesota, South Dakota, and Canada.

He was proceeded in death by his Mother and Father, Dorothy & Irving Hemingson, brother, Larry . He is survived by his wife, Nancy Hemingson of Rosemount/Mesa; daughter, Teresa Hemingson of Rosemount; son Jeff (Jeni) Hemingson of Gilbert, AZ; and his four grandchildren; Dustan Raphael, Larson, Alicia and Ty Hemingson, and sisters Donna (Jim) Clairmount of Ham Lake, MN and Joyce Peake of Arden Hills. He also is survived by his nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Heart Association in care of Lyle's name.