Sept. 19, 1939-Dec. 21, 2013
Submitted by Donna Christner-Lile
On Dec. 21, Pleasanton, California lost a very dear resident, Dennis Lile. Born in South Bend, Indiana in 1939, Dennis grew up in Greenville, Kentucky and attended Greenville schools. As was customary in that locale, after high school he started working in the coal strip mining industry in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Dennis was a miner for 25 years, until the coal mines in that region closed.
In 1988, he moved to California with his wife Donna. In 1991, he established Pacific Real Estate Services in Pleasanton. Dennis served the real estate and mortgage industry in California for over 20 years until he retired.
Although he enjoyed the Real Estate business, his real love was cooking. Friends and neighbors knew him best as the one who entertained with scrumptious meals. Often he would show up at their doorstep with biscuits, stews, cakes and whatever culinary delight he wanted to cook that day, just to make someone's day a little brighter. He was an active member of Prince Of Peace Lutheran Church in Fremont, and later Trinity Lutheran in Pleasanton.
Dennis is survived by his wife Donna, Brett Lile and family, John Lile of Kentucky, Brett Illers and family of Pleasanton, and brother Larry and family in Greenville, Kentucky. Heaven has truly received a kind and loving husband, father, friend and "Chef."