Obit: David Lyons, 60, Des Moines, IA. Dave’s sales and marketing career included positions with West Bend’s local radio station WBKV and the Fond du Lac Reporter

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Jan. 8, 2017 – West Bend, WI – David G. Lyons “Dave”, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Des Moines, IA on January 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, IL. In 1970, Dave’s family relocated to West Bend, WI, where he graduated from West Bend East High School in 1975 and later attended UW-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, IA. 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 step-children, Nick (Alli) Hansen, Elissa (Mark) Hemauer, 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), 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 in-law, 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 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 6 p.m. A private burial will take place on Friday at 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.


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