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Everett Ronald Lyons

Ron passed away Saturday, May 28, 2022 in Kalamazoo, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born March 16, 1933, in Kalamazoo, the son of Everett and Charlotte “Ruth” (Finley) Lyons. Ron graduated from Martin High School in 1952. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Ron worked at Hydreco, Pemco and for 24 years at Checker Motors until his retirement in 1996. He enjoyed 26 good years of retirement.

He liked following Plainwell and Martin High School sports, especially soccer. Ron was a devoted NASCAR fan and loved building and flying model airplanes with his very good friend, Jim Hainen. Ron also enjoyed skeet and trap shooting and for 10 years was the president of the Gun River Trap and Skeet Club. On July 12, 1958 in Gobles, he married Nancy Hale who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Kathy Lyons of Kalamazoo and Jeff Lyons of Plainwell; 3 grandchildren, Lacee (Steven Hatto) Lyons, Stephanie (Alex) Perry and Shane Lyons; 4 great-grandchildren, Calihan, Caine, Adrienne and Otto; siblings, Donna (Joe) Flegal and Linda Hobbs along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Lucy “Pete” Lyons; mother, Ruth Abrams; son, Rodney in 2012 and by his brother, Dewey Lyons.

Friends may visit with Ron’s family from 4-7 PM, Sunday, June 5, 2022, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego and from 10:00 A.M., Monday, June 6, 2022, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Joe Shaler officiating.

Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell.

Military Honors by Otsego VFW Post 3030.

Contributions in memory of Ron may be made to the Otsego United Methodist Church or to the charity of your choice.

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Paul Dulik

May 30, 2022 at 4:33 pm

Our condolences to the Family. Prayers are with you.


Sherri (Markle) Ferguson

May 30, 2022 at 4:50 pm


Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.


Lorna Sisson

May 30, 2022 at 5:17 pm

Dear Nancy and family: We are so very sorry for your loss; you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. May wonderful memories surround you at this sad time. And may the peace of God abide with you.

Love you, Craig and Lorna Sisson


Dave & Roberta Kuitert

May 30, 2022 at 5:36 pm

Nancy and family. Please accept our condolences on the loss of Ron. So sorry to learn of his passing. Prayers for you in the days ahead.

Cherish your memories.

Dave and Roberta Kuitert


John Harm Veldt

May 30, 2022 at 6:28 pm

Nancy, so sorry for your loss ,you are in my prayers .


Sandy Holden

May 30, 2022 at 8:16 pm

So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing! I enjoyed our chats over a cup of coffee at the old plank. , I’m glad I got to get to know him.


Mary Schuiteboer

May 30, 2022 at 8:18 pm

Our deepest condolences to the entire family. We are so sorry for your loss. We send prayers of comfort and peace.


Tammy Lyons-Stull &Rick Stull

May 31, 2022 at 9:29 am

Nancy we love you and Ron I got your message


Jerry and Marilyn Fenner

May 31, 2022 at 6:50 pm

To Nancy and all of Ron’s family. Our condolences from Jerry and Marilyn Fenner


Anna M Dennany

June 1, 2022 at 7:49 am


Sending you love and prayers during this difficult time.

I remember seeing your dad at the Plainwell Cross Country Course

when my son Daniel ran for PHS. Your dad was a proud Trojan

and was a walking catalogue of great sports performances.

Anna Murray Dennany


Laura Suglia

June 2, 2022 at 11:48 am

My Dear Sweet Nancy and family..

So very sorry for you loss. We pray all the wonderful memories will sustain you during these difficult time. So thankful knowing he’s in the Arms of Jesus. Thinking of you and praying God gives you Comfort and Peace.

Love IN Christ

Laura and Phil


Ronda Swinehart

June 2, 2022 at 3:54 pm

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you in the coming days, sending you peace.


Patty turks

June 3, 2022 at 7:48 am

So sorry Nancy . we know how you feel Andy’s don passed on the 27 th . He was justv59. He died grow cancer. I will get together with you later . we are to heartbroken to attend . love you my friend


Jeanette freeman

June 3, 2022 at 6:46 pm

Hi Nancy

So sorry to hear of this. My prayers are with you

Love you

Jeanette Lewis freeman


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