Lyons, Gary age 84, of Hopkins, MN went home to the Lord July 29th after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Gary was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. An ardent Catholic, from Burlington IA, he graduated from Marquette University where he met his wife Jane and many friends. Working in management for JCPenney took them to Elgin IL, Golden Valley and Duluth, where they lived for 30 years. The Glenn Hopkins was home the last four years. Gary loved his family and was a big supporter of kids' and grandkids' activities, including coaching baseball for many years. He loved music, entertaining, camping, the family cabin, travelling, playing cards and great times with friends. He was an avid Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Twins fan, even throwing out the first pitch for a game. He was active in the Lions Club, Serra Club (a Catholic vocation ministry), and many parish endeavors. He will be remembered for his love of people and ability to make others laugh. Gary was preceded in death by infant daughter Mary Beth, and parents Harold and Virginia Lyons. He is survived by devoted wife of 60 years, Jane, children Mark (Barbara), Therese Cassidy (AJ), Bob, sister Mary Hartwell, eight grandchildren: Hannah, Emma (David) Que, Katie, Rachel, Charlotte, Kelly, Ginny and Andrew and two nieces. Funeral will be Friday, August 5th at Our Lady of Grace, Edina. 10:00am Visitation, 10:30 Mass and luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St Paul Seminary, Serra Foundation or Alzheimers. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Published on August 3, 2022

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