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Thomas A. Lyon Sr. – Obituary

Name: Thomas A. Lyon Sr.

Age: 77

Born: 11-27-1943

Died: 01-26-2021

Visitation:
Daniel Funeral Home. St. Joseph, Minnesota


Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Anna for Thomas A. Lyon Sr., 77, of St. Cloud.  Tom passed away peacefully with family by his side on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Mother of Mercy in Albany.  Reverend Gregory Mastey will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in Assumption Cemetery, St. Cloud.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph and after 9:00 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Tom was born on November 27, 1943 in Duluth to Robert and Philemena (Jennette) Lyon.  After high school, Tom proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, reaching the rank SP4.  Tom returned to the St. Cloud area and was united in marriage to Trudy Christen on April 8, 1967.  Tom was employed as a welder with Burlington Northern Railroad for many years.  He also was employed with Bingo Emporium, Premier Bingo and later retired from Granite City Armored Car.  Tom sang with Company’s Coming Choral Group for many years.

Tom was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He had a special fondness for deer hunting in “The Big Woods” near Baudette.  He also enjoyed his vegetable gardens, and in his earlier years, beekeeping. 

Tom is survived by his family, Trudy, Tom Jr., Tina (Steven) VanHeel, Patrick (Holly), Daniel (Lori), Teresa (Shawn) LeBlanc, Polly (Terry) Lemon; 22 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and brother, Bob “Butch” (Kathy) Lyon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Mary; grandson, Blaise LeBlanc; and sister, Carlotta Neutzling.

A special thank you to the 3rd Floor Staff at Mother of Mercy for their loving and compassionate care, for listening to Dad’s stories and bringing him chocolate ice cream at 3:00 a.m.

Memorials are preferred.

Guestbook for Thomas A. Lyon Sr.


PATTI(OLZENAK)OLSON
, FRIENDS
February 2, 2021, 5:04 am
TRUDY AND FAMILY,SO SORRY TO READ OF TOM'S PASSING.SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY WE BOTH LIVED ON 6TH AVE IN WP. KEEPING YOU IN MY PRAYERS AND WISHING PEACE AND HEALING TO ALL OF YOUR FAMILY
Maripat
, Sister-in-law
January 28, 2021, 1:47 am
Lyon kiddos I’m so sorry but so glad you all got to serve him in wonderful ways in the end and so thankful for your great faith for I know that your trust in Jesus and Mother Mary will carry you through the grieving road ahead of you. He was so blessed to be loved by all of you. Tom say hi to Jesus and Butch and give Butch a kiss from me...( he’ll let You wether you want to or not... lol) Heck tell all our loved ones we miss and love them. Lyon Family you did a good job and you served your father well and I’m sure he is so thankful and proud of you all. Will keep you covered in prayer. Never forget we got the “Best Miracle” ever and only Jesus could have planned it that PERFECT.... something you guys will never forget and ALWAYS be thankful for. Oh how much Jesus loves us!!! Praying God’s abundant graces upon all. I love you all very much Auntie Mary

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