Darlene R. Lyon

BLUE EARTH – Darlene Ruth Lyon, age 82, of Blue Earth died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

A Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Rev. Joel DeNeui officiating.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Patton Funeral Home, and one hour before the service on Saturday. Burial will at a later date in Pilot Grove Township Cemetery, rural Blue Earth.

Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com

Darlene was born Dec. 14, 1930, in Winnebago, Minn., the daughter of Harry and Evelyn (Davis) Scott. She was raised and educated in Winnebago, Minn. On June 22, 1948, in Sioux Falls, S.D., she married Howard William Lyon. Darlene stayed at home for many years while caring for her children. Once the children were grown and in school, she worked outside of the home until her retirement in 2002.

Darlene leaves behind her husband, Howard Lyon. She also leaves behind six children: Steven Lyon of Mancos, Col., Ruthanne (John) Ellis of Armstrong, Iowa, Bruce (Cindy) Lyon of Blue Earth, Scott (Kathy) Lyon of Blue Earth, Jeff Lyon of St. Paul, Minn., and Shelley (Nick) Bleess of Blue Earth, sisters, Karen (John) Campbell of Buffalo, Minn., Ann Hanna of Blue Earth; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and great-grandson.