Our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, coach, mentor, and friend went home to be with the Lord on April 19, 2011 at the age of 73.  He was born November 30, 1937 in Lansing, MI to Paul and Esther (Johnson) McFadden. Mr. McFadden retired from General Motors, Fisher Body Division after 52 years of service. He was an assistant football and track coach at J. W. Sexton High School for 53 years. He was a lifetime volunteer in youth sports in the Lansing and Mid-Michigan area. “Mr. Big Red” stayed committed to make a difference, and that he accomplished.

Lyle was preceded in death by his wife, Frances McFadden in 1995; parents, Paul and Esther McFadden; brothers, Paul, Jr. and Fred McFadden, Sr.; and nephew, Steven McFadden, Sr. He leaves to cherish his memory, sons Lyle McFadden, Jr. (Linda), Bryan McFadden (Melissa), William McFadden, and step-son Roderick Sanders; grandchildren, Marcel, Marshon, Jazmin, Kiersten, Bryley McFadden, and Zahirah Sanders; brothers, Alfonso and Roland McFadden; sister, Marion Scott; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Friends may visit Mr. McFadden on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw St., in downtown Lansing.  Home going services for Lyle will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Church, 3355 Dunckel Rd., Lansing, with Pastor Robert E. Nicholson officiating.  Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Lansing and Eaton Community Hospice in memory of Lyle.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.estesleadley.com

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39 Messages to “Lyle Edward McFadden, Sr.”

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    Karl and Connie Wilson Says:

    Life affords no greater responsibilty, no greater privilege, than the the raising of the next generation.Here is the test to find whether Lyle’s mission on earth is finished; if he were alive, it isn’t.

    In speech,conduct,love,purity,and last but not the least character, Lyle has been a model for the Lansing community.It has been said,You can tell a tree by the fruit it bears.Family look around you and see,feel,touch,and hear this gentle giant footprints on generations to come.

    For as the days of a tree, so will be the days of my people; my chosen ones will long enjoy the works of their hands
    Isaiah 65:22 niv

    How fast we learn in a day of sorrow!Scripture shines out in new effulgence; every verse seems to contain a sunbeam, every promise stands out in illuminated splendour; things hard to be understood become in a moment plain!

    Lyle has passed the test and the torch. It is our time to serve.

    May God bless you all

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    Todd Hall Says:

    Coach McFadden was one of the must influential people in my life; not only in football but in life lessons as well. My condolences to the McFadden family.

    Rest in peace, Coach.

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