Joe and Larry Lytle Families

The families of Joe and Larry Lytle were honored with the Family Tree Award during Chadron State College’s homecoming. Front row, from left, Kelly Lytle, Kim Ryan,Larry Lytle, Joe Lytle, Nonie Lytle, Jody Gallino. Back row, from left, Kale Lytle, Rusty Lytle, Angela Lytle and Kole Gallino.

The families of brothers Joe (1957) and Larry Lytle (1956) were honored with the 2016 Chadron State College Family Tree Award at Homecoming Saturday.

Joe Lytle who lives in Rapid City, South Dakota, was born in Martin, South Dakota, and attended Wall High School. While enrolled at CSC, he lettered in basketball for three years and was elected student council president. Following graduation from CSC, he went on to earn his D.D.S. from the University of Nebraska in 1961.

He retired from his dentistry practice in 2014 and is now farming and ranching. Joe Lytle and his wife, Wimona “Nonie,” are the parents of Rusty Lytle and Jody Gallino.

Rusty Lytle, who earned his bachelor’s degree in 1983 and his wife, Angela Lytle, own and operate an irrigated farm and ranch near Wall, South Dakota. They have four children, Dalton, Zeb, Kale and Clancy. Kale Lytle earned his bachelor’s degree in 2015 and is currently seeking his master’s degree at CSC and working on campus as an interim assistant director of residence life.

Gallino attended CSC for three years and competed on the rodeo team. She lives in Wasta and is the owner and operator of the Corner Pantry and Subway in Wall, South Dakota. She has two children, Kaylee, who has attended CSC and manages the Corner Pantry and Subway, and Kole, who attends Wall High School.

Like his older brother, Larry Lytle also lives in Rapid City and is a retired dentist. After graduating from CSC, Larry Lytle earned his D.D.S. from the University of Nebraska in 1964 and a Ph.D. in nutrition from Donsbach University in 1979. From 1990 to 2015, he operated a business making low level lasers.

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