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Gale C. Lyon, 83

Apr 17, 2016

Gale Lyon

Blue Earth Gale C. Lyon, age 83, of Blue Earth passed away April 8, 2016 at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, due to complications following heart surgery.

Memorial Service was held Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church of Blue Earth. Inurnment was in the Riverside Cemetery of Blue Earth.

Gale was born Feb.10, 1933 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, the son of Glen and Hazel (O’Hara) Lyon. He was raised and educated in rural Elmore and graduated from Elmore High School in 1950.

Following high school he joined the United States Air Force, where he served in the Korean Conflict for four years.

On June 16, 1957, Gale was united in marriage to Leona Henke and together they were blessed with three children, Darwin, Colleen and Craig.

Gale worked as a mechanic at L & M Motors for over 35 years.

He enjoyed working on Classic ’57 Chevy cars to make them look new again, and was proud of the three he completed. He loved playing cards, going on vacations, watching old war movies and meeting with his buddies at the Air Force reunions.

Gale was Commander of VFW Post 4580 seven times. He was also an American Legion Post 89 and Eagles member.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Leona Lyon, of Blue Earth; children, Darwin Lyon, of Rosenberg, Texas, Colleen (James) Rodrigue, of Allen, Texas, and Craig (Teresa) Lyon, of Champlin; grandchildren, Rebecca (Darin) Willette, of North Mankato, Whitney Stevermer, of Lindinhurst, Illinois, Travis Stevermer, of Plano, Texas, Jennifer Lyon, of St. Paul and Breanna Lyon, of Champlin.

Gale was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lowell (Evelyn) Lyon and brother-in-law, James Henke.

Online condolences at www.pattonfh.com