Dorman ‘Hillbilly’ Lyda

PHILLIPS, Wis. — Dorman “Hillbilly” Lyda, 90, of Phillips, Wis., formerly of Isabela Mich., passed away suddenly on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at Aspirus Pleasant View Nursing Home in Phillips Wis.

Dorman was born on Feb. 8, 1930 in Anton, Texas, the son of Benjamin and Etta (Morrow) Lyda. He served in Korea as a medic in the United States Army. He married Kathleen (LeClaire) on February 6, 1965.

Dorman held many jobs throughout his life. He worked on the ships on the Great Lakes, doing construction, and his last job was at Accurate Corporation in Whitewater WI.

Dorman is survived by daughters Phyllis (David) Benoit of Big Sandy, Texas, Sheila Lyda of Beaumont, Texas, Sharon Evans of Bronson, Texas, Norma (Bruce) Brotz of Phillips, Wis., Linda Stocks of Delavan, Wis., and son Larry Tardiff of Madison, Wis.; brothers, Jeff of Nederland, Texas, Jervil of Wilburn, Ark.; and sister, Betty Lyda Green of Bull Shoals, Ark.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, including special niece and nephew Randy and Debbie Stilson.

Dorman is preceded in death by his wife Kathleen, parents, sons Mark and Steven, siblings Alvie,Vernon (Tex), Lawrence (Larry), George (Tom), Wanda.

A celebration of life honoring Dorman will be held at a later date. The Lyda family is being assisted by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County. For more information or to leave the family a message of condolences, please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com.