Robert J. Lyons

ISHPEMING, MI – Robert J. Lyons, age 60, of 235 Houghton St., Ishpeming, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 at his home in Ishpeming. He had been in ill health the past several months.

Robert was born March 30, 1957 in Ishpeming the son of the Marie (Sylvester) and the late John Lyons. He attended St. Paul’s Catholic Schools in Negaunee until High School. He was a graduate of the Negaunee High School, class of 1975. Robert worked with his father at Lyon’s Auto Body Shop and had also been a Greyhound trainer. He had attended the NMU Skills center during his working career. Robert had lived in Milwaukee, WI, Colorado and Iowa prior to returning to this area in 2010.

In recent years Robert enjoyed going for rides, watching TV especially mystery shows, and spending time with his mother and his grandchildren.

Survivors include his mother – Marie (Sylvester) Lyons of Negaunee, 3 children – Shannon Lyons of Ishpeming, John “JJ” Lyons of Dubuque, IA, and Robbie Lyons of AZ, 2 sisters – Suzanne (Dale) Dishaw of Peyton, CO and Christine (Chuck) Lundin of Ishpeming, a brother Michael (Barbara) Lyons of Daggett, 5 grandchildren including Layla and Dylan locally. He was loved by all his nieces and nephews and also survived by aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his wife Lisa Lyons, father John Lyons, mother-in-law Mary McDowell, brother- in-law – Randy McDowell and uncle Ron (Judith) Sylvester.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday July 31, 2017 at the Negaunee Cemetery with the Rev. Msgr. Peter Oberto to officiate.

Robert’s obituary may also be viewed at bjorkand zhulkie.com where relatives and friend may leave a note of remembrance.