Lyle Milton Stai Our loving father, brother, uncle and friend, Lyle Milton Stai, passed away Friday, August 26, 2005 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by family and friends. Lyle was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin to Wilfred Stai and Alta Hutchinson Stai June 23, 1948. He later moved to Salinas, California at a young age. He enlisted in the Army in 1966 and spent two tours in Vietnam. After his discharge, Lyle was self-employed as a commercial and industrial painter and settled in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Vicki Manos in 1980. They had two children together, Anthony and Amber Stai. Lyle returned to Salinas, California the last few weeks of his life, and passed away at his sister's home, with all of his family and friends at his side. He will be deeply missed and loved by all who knew him. Lyle's family would like to thank the Salt Lake City and Salinas Hospice and all his family and friends who assisted in caring for him during his illness. He is survived by his son, Anthony, daughter, Amber, both of Salt Lake City, Vicki Stai, Salt Lake City; sisters, Anita (Ray) Saling, Salinas, California, Theresa Voldness, Neenah, Wisconsin, Jolene (Lowell) Peyton, Foresthill, California, Vickie Brunken, Sacramento, California; brothers, Billy Stai, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and Wayne Stai, Chico, California. Lyle was preceded in death by his parents. Lyle's ashes will be scattered in the Monterey Bay, per his wishes.
Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on 9/11/2005.