Lyle Dale Forrest

November 23, 1954March 26, 2021

Lyle Dale Forrest, 66, of Bloomington passed away surrounded by family on March 26, 2021. He was born November 23, 1954 to Wilbur and Stella (Girdler) Forrest and married his sweetheart Susan Forrest (Mocilan) September 29, 1989.

Lyle is survived by his wife: Susan; children: Clint (Lexi Umstattd) Forrest of Bloomington, Erika (Shawn) Fosdick of Heyworth, John Forrest of Pekin; grandchildren: Isabella Forrest, Tynli Forrest/Ayers, Jaydon Roland, Sutton Fosdick, Deegon Fosdick, and Christopher Andereson; brother Roger Forrest and sister-in-law Chris Forrest. He is preceded in death by his parents: Wilbur and Stella Forrest; and siblings: Wayne, Linda, and Becky Forrest.

Lyle was a dedicated hard worker and worked for the McLean County Asphalt Company for over twenty years as well as an over the road trucker. Lyle could drive an 18-wheeler like no other. Lyle was widely known for his love of Harley Davidson, but also for his deep passion of motorcycle riding. Lyle enjoyed fishing, cruises out to the lake and family vacations to Florida. Lyle was a jokester and could make anyone laugh. Lyle was a Loving Husband, Devoted Dad and Proud Papa and loved being with his family and spending time with friends.

A public visitation with an open floor for speakers will be held at East Lawn Funeral Home, 1102 Airport Road, on Friday April 2, 2021 from 5:30-8:30pm. A procession with a last ride in Lyle’s honor will be held on Saturday April 3, 2021 at 11:00am, followed by burial at East Lawn Memorial Gardens. If you have a bike or would like to be in the procession, please join us at East Lawn Funeral Home by 10:30am for Lyle’s last ride.


  • Public Visitation

    Friday, April 2, 2021

  • Lyle's Last Ride

    Saturday, April 3, 2021


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Sandy Kelley

April 11, 2021

Susan and family sorry for your loss Lyle was a great person and friend. He will be missed 💞 He always made you laugh and had a great joke. Known him since grade school. ❤🙏🙏

john drew

April 2, 2021

Susan and family I am so sorry to hear this we just heard this afternoon Duke went by as we were going down the driveway and called. Lyle was a good friend and a fantastic employee I will always remember Him He could make me laugh all the time.
You have our sympathy and prayers please call if you need anything

John Drew and Nancy Newlon

Mari-Lyn Bostic

March 30, 2021

Susan, Mike and I are so very sorry to hear of Lyle's passing. We thought of him often and wondered how he was doing. He was always quick to bring a smile to everyone's face. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to you and the family during this difficult time.

Erika & Shawn Fosdick

March 30, 2021

My Dad, My Hero, the Most Amazing Man, Husband, Dad, Dad-n-law, Papa, Brother, Brother-n-law, and Friend Ever! Dad, we are missing you and forever thinking about you and all the fun loving memories shared together. There are so many to share, I'm definitely Dad's Babygirl and Always will be! I'm so Proud to have a Dad like you!!! You are definitely one of a Kind! You have taught me almost everything I know and I always think what would Dad do before I do anything! You gave me strength and courage so many times! You fought a good fight Dad and we are blessed you were able to hang on as long as you did! Until we see you again, you are forever in our hearts and I know you are watching over us all! My Guardian Angel! Rest in Peace, We Love You so much!!!

Cassandra Anderson (Mocilan)

March 26, 2021

Sue and Family - I'm so sorry to hear about Lyle. I know this is a very hard time for all of you. I wish there was something I could do to make it a little easier. Lyle was always very kind to me and to Curt and I loved him very much. Love Always, Cassie