Plainview Chapel
57 3rd Street SW
Plainview, MN 55964
Eyota Chapel
115 South Ave.
Eyota, MN 55934
Obituaries 2019
Edward (Grumpy) Lyons – Plainview

“Say it isn’t so” Edward Matthew Lyons passed away on May 24th, 2020 at the age
of 78.  He was “coming out of chute #39 riding wildfire” on January 16th, 1942 born
to Matthew and Ila (Irish) Lyons.  He married his “Sweetie” Sally Cook on May 4th,
1963(you do the math) and is survived by his four children Michael (Joanie) Lyons,
Tracy (Gary) Terhaar, Melissa Lyons and Susan (Joe) Atkinson.  He was known as
“Grumpy” to his 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Ed is also
survived by his siblings Sandy Steffen, Rich (Tera) Lyons and Theresa (Smiley)
Loomis and was preceded in death by his parents and sister Patricia Lingen.
Ed graduated from Plainview High School in 1960 with many honors (Yes Sir Your
Honor) and “let me tell you this about that” Ed was a lifelong business owner in
Plainview¸ belonged to the Plainview Volunteer Fire Department and a member of
the “Bitters Club” just to name a few.  He loved spending time with his family and
many friends (you know who you are) he met over the years and is well known for
all of his one-liners.
There will be a private ceremony with immediate family.  A celebration of life will be
planned for a later date.  
“Everybody’s got to believe in something.  I believe I’ll have another Budweiser!”
RIP Ed …. Dad …. Grumpy!  We love you!
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview is assisting the family with arrangements.