David G. Lyons, 60 |
Dec. 6, 1956 — Jan. 5, 2017
David G. Lyons, “Dave,” passed away unexpectedly at his home in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 5, 2017, at the age of 60.
Dave was born to John and Joanne Lyons on the eve of Saint Nick’s Day, Dec. 6, 1956, and raised in South Chicago, Illinois. In 1970, Dave’s family relocated to West Bend, where he graduated from West Bend East High School in 1975 and later attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Dave’s sales and marketing career included positions with West Bend’s local radio station WBKV and the Fond du Lac Reporter newspaper, which prepared him for a Branch leadership role with Cummins Allison in Des Moines. Dave relocated to Des Moines in 2008, but his heart and home remained with his family and friends in West Bend.
Dave is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Jackie (Rohlinger); his stepchildren, Nick (Alli) Hansen, Elissa (Mark) Hemauer and Ben (Ashley) Hansen; his grandchildren, Rose and Summer Hansen, Henry and Ramona Hemauer, and Annabelle Hansen; his mother, Joanne; his siblings, John (Mary Pat), Joseph (Karen), Maggie (Mark) Kochevar, Michael, Kevin (Linda) and Robert (Peggy); his mother-in-law, Rosemary Rohlinger; his brother-in- law, Michael (Linda Russel) Rohlinger, his sister-in-law, Jill (Eric) Givens; his aunts and uncle; and his many beautiful nieces, nephews, cousins and great friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, John C. Lyons; his father inlaw, Eugene Rohlinger; and his niece, Emily C. Lyons.
Dave will be remembered most for his warm smile, great sense of humor, and his limitless passion for his family and friends. Dave could be found most often spending time with them on the golf course, recreating by the lake, or enjoying a sporting event.
The family will receive friends at Holy Angels Church from 2-5:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 6 p.m. A private burial will take place Friday in Holy Angels Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of David G. Lyons may be made to the Emily C. Lyons Scholarship Fund or Holy Angels School Trust Fund.
The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.