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M. Evelyn Lyon, 80

Aug 28, 2011

M. Evelyn Lyon

Blue Earth – M. Evelyn Lyon, age 80, of Blue Earth, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth.

Memorial Services were held Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in Blue Earth. The Rev. Leo Koppala officiated. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time was one hour prior to the services at the church. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service assisted the family with the arrangements.

Evelyn was born Nov. 1, 1930, in Fairmont, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Brady) Nowicki. She was raised and educated in Blue Earth where she was a 1948 graduate of Blue Earth High School. She was married to Lowell L. Lyon on July 16, 1948 in Blue Earth. Evelyn was a homemaker and helped on the farm near Pilot Grove until the mid 1970’s. She also worked part time at the SuperValu Bakery for several years. She was a longtime member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church where she was active in many church groups and events. She was an excellent cook; her specialty being desserts and candies. She had many wonderful vegetable gardens and canned everything from corn, to peaches to pickled crab apples. She enjoyed family vacations to Colorado which were adventures with four adults, ten kids and two tents.

Evelyn Lyon is survived by her children, Suzanne (Gary) Tonn, of Blue Earth, Terry (Christine) Lyon, of Kingston Spring, Tenn., Tom (Sandy) Lyon, of Centennial, Colo., David (Sharla) Lyon, of Austin, and Kristine (Michael) Cain, of Bloomington, Ind.; siblings, John Nowicki, of Nashville, Tenn., Patricia (Forrest) Johnson, of Easton, Kathleen Beyer, of Minnesota Lake, Jayne (Harry) Albrecht, of Minneapolis, and Rosemary Nowicki, of?Minneapolis; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lowell, in 2006; and an infant brother, Larry Nowicki.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com