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Elda June Lyon

September 27, 2012
Estherville Daily News

ESTHERVILLE - Funeral services for Elda June Lyon, 87, of Estherville will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Estherville with Pastor Paul Wiegman officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Interment will be at Lake Fremont Township Cemetery in Dunnell, Minn.

She died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Avera Holy Family Health in Estherville.

Elda June (Wallerstedt) Lyon, the daughter of Herman Carl and Alma (Nelson) Wallerstedt, was born June 7, 1925 in Dunnell, Minn.

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Elda June Lyon

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 1960's 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, Lesa (Mark) Nauss of Estherville and Lary (Brenda) Lyon of Burnsville, Minn.; grandchildren, Erik (Kim) Jensen, Jordan Jensen and Ken Colston, Erin (Chad) Henderson, Matt (Nikki) Wycoff, Joey Swanson, Chris Nauss, April Nauss and Ryan Wubbens and Kallie and Katie Lyon; great-grandchildren, Carter and Camden Henderson, Sadie and Millie Wycoff and Ronan Jensen; twin sister, Velda Petersen, of Jackson, Minn. and 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. Online condolences may be sent to



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