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“Grandma you are dearly missed. I love you so much. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Tracy L. Williaqms - Alto, GA

“Howard and Family, My condolences on Darlene's passing. Thought about some of the fun neighborhood memories we had in Pleasant Prairie as you put...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Linda (Maday) Lutterman - MN

“My deepest simpathy to Darlenes family. I knew Darlene for a long time. She was a sweet and caring lady and will be a great asset in gods kingdom...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Bruce Stensland - Blue Earth, MN

“We received a call from Wayne Toppin today informing us of Darlene's death. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Bernie remembers...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Neal & Bernadine Swanson - MN

“What a tremendous loss to the family and community. Darlene was such a loving and dear person who always had a smile and a warm hug ready for you. ...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Kris Lyon Cain - Bloomington, IN

“Dear Ann and Family, We are saddened with the news of Darlene's passing. May your many happy memories bring you peace at this difficult time.'With...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Jan & Joe Marek - Wabasha, MN

“Praying for peace and comfort for you all during this time of sorrow. Blessings, Marjorie Edwards-Toepel ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: marjorie - Mpls.

“Thinking of your family in this time. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Christine Yerkes - Shoreview, MN

“Remembering lots of happy childhood times at the farm, holidays, horses, and Go-Go. Aunt Darlene always made everyone feel welcome. She will be...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Janae Kragero - Moorhead, MN

“Thinking of all, especially Cousins and Uncle Howard. My memories are of family gatherings at the farm - many years past. Peace, Love and Sincere...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Julie Zachariason Nusser - MN

“Darlene was bigger than life to me. She always told me the way it was and no sugar coating. But you knew when you were loved by her. I loved and...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Huston - Elmore, MN

“Darlene was blessed with a few extra years with you. I remember when she came into my shop to just visit. It was then she told me she didn't have...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Dale and Karen Bleess - MN

“My sympathy to you Shelly and your entire family at this time of loss. Beautiful picture of Darlene. She may be gone but the memories will always...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Louise Martig - Apache Junction, AZ

“My prayers are with you. Treasure her memories and hold tight to the love she gave each of you. She will be greatly missed. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: KAY REARDON - AVON, MN

“Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your entire family. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Becky Rippentrop - Blue Earth, MN

“Shelley and Family- I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom and Grandma's passing. She had an laugh that I will always remember. You are in my...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Hohni Weringa - Buffalo Center, IA


Darlene Ruth Lyon, age 82, of Blue Earth died, Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Rev. Joel DeNeui officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00pm until 7:00pm Friday, January 4, 2013 at Patton Funeral Home, and 1 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 on December 14, 1930 in Winnebago, MN the daughter of Harry and Evelyn (Davis) Scott. She was raised and educated in Winnebago, MN. On June 22, 1948 in Sioux Falls, SD 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, CO, Ruthanne (John) Ellis of Armstrong, Iowa, Bruce (Cindy) Lyon of Blue Earth, Scott (Kathy) Lyon of Blue Earth, Jeff Lyon of St. Paul, MN, and Shelley (Nick) Bleess of Blue Earth, sisters, Karen (John) Campbell of Buffalo, MN, Ann Hanna of Blue Earth, 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and great-grandson Wyatt Simon.