In Memory

Lyal Lura


Lura, Lyal C. Jul 19, 1942 - Jan 22, 2019 Lyal C. Lura, a Vietnam veteran who served in the Navy for 21 years, passed away on January 22, 2019, at Lakeside Hospital. Lyal was deeply devoted to his wife, children, and grandchildren, and to his extended family here in the States and in Japan. He is survived by Akemi Lura, his beloved wife of 55 years. He leaves behind his daughters, Connie and Janet (Kirk); and three grandchildren: Kimmie, Alex, and Sam. He is also survived by his brother, Michael (Carolyn); and his nieces, Sara (Chris) and Erin (Chris). In Japan, Lyal is survived by many nieces and nephews, and by his brothers-in-law, Akira and Yutaka; and his sisters-in-law, Shigeko, Yoko, and Leiko. He was preceded in death by his father, Orris; his mother, Judith; and his brother, Terry; and also his sister-in-law, Junko of Japan. Lyal, who was born on July 19, 1942, in Forest City, IA, served in the Navy from July 22, 1959 to Oct. 31, 1980. His rank was Master-at-Arms Senior Chief (MASC). Among the other titles he held were Sales Manager in the home office department of Nebraska Furniture Mart, and Director of Security and Safety at Methodist Hospital, where he worked for 15 years. VISITATION: Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel) from 10:30am until time of service; FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:30am, at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel). Burial will be held at Omaha National Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation. 

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