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Elda J. Lyon

September 28, 2012
Fairmont Sentinel

ESTHERVILLE, Iowa - Services for Elda J. Lyon, 87, of Estherville will be 10 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Estherville, with Pastor Paul Wiegman officiating. Burial will be in Lake Fremont Township Cemetery, Dunnell, Minn.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel, Estherville.

Elda June (Wallerstedt) Lyon the daughter of Herman Carl and Alma (Nelson) Wallerstedt was born June 7, 1925, in Dunnell, Minn. She died on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Avera Holy Family Health in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 87.

She received her education and graduated from Sherburn High School in Sherburn, Minn. Following High School, she attended Mankato Teachers College.

On June 12, 1949, she was united in marriage to Dean Lyon in Dunnell. Elda taught country school in Dunnell and then taught public schools in St. James, Sherburn, Fairmont and Austin, Minn. The couple moved to Estherville and she stayed home with her children until the late 1960s when she went to work with her husband in their business Lyon's Pastry Shop until 1981. She also worked in the bakery at Harold's Red Owl from 1981 until 1991 when she retired. For hobbies, Elda enjoyed gardening, Campfire Girls, traveling, entertaining, playing bridge, cooking, baking and most important was spending time with her family.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, WELCA, Evening Circle, VFW Auxiliary and the Hospital Auxiliary.

Left to cherish Elda's memory are her husband, Dean of Estherville; her children, Lili (Bob) Jensen of Estherville; Lori (Ron) Swanson of Marion, Iowa; Lesa (Mark) Nauss of Estherville; Lary (Brenda) Lyon of Burnsville, Minnesota; grandchildren, Erik (Kim) Jensen; Jordan Jensen and Ken Colston; Erin (Chad) Henderson; Matt (Nikki) Wycoff; Joey Swanson; Chris Nauss; April Nauss and Ryan Wubbens; Kallie and Katie Lyon; great grandchildren, Carter and Camden Henderson; Sadie and Millie Wycoff and Ronan Jensen; twin sister, Velda Petersen of Jackson, Minn.; sister-in-law, Marilyn Wallerstedt of Dunnell. Also brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bob and Betty Jane Lyon of Dunnell; Lucille Lyon of Estherville; and Wayne and Arlene Brolsma of Fairmont, Minn.

She has been preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Virgil and Donald Wallerstedt.



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