PLAINVIEW – Esther M. Lyons, age 88, of Plainview, died Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2015
at the Walker Methodist Health Center in Minneapolis, MN.
Esther Mary Martin was born June 10, 1926 in Elgin, MN to William and Julia (Darcy)
Martin. She spent her early years on the family farm, and graduated from Plainview
High School in 1943. On Sept. 4, 1948 she married John Lyons at St. Joachim
Catholic Church in Plainview. Esther was a salesperson for Avon in Plainview for
forty years. Her husband John died Aug. 13, 2000. She moved to Crystal, MN to
live with her daughter Julie in 2004. She was a member of St. Joachim Catholic
Church where she was active in ladies groups. Other memberships include the
Women’s Auxiliary of the William Allen Post #179 of the American Legion of
Plainview. She was also active in the Plainview Volunteer Fire Department. Esther
enjoyed camping, traveling, Bingo, Jig Saw puzzles, and playing cards.
Survivors include her son, George of Stonington, Maine; daughters, Rita (Steven)
Bach, Marie Lyons, and Donna Lyons, all of Minneapolis; and Julie (Jason) Mausolf
of Crystal, MN; five grandchildren, Melissa (Jeremy) Hickert, Michelle, William, and
Sarah Bach, and Lily Lyons. Her husband, a son, a sister, and two brothers
preceded her in death.
The Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m. Monday at St. Joachim Catholic Church with
Rev. Donald J. Schmitz officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at
the church. Burial will be in St. Joachim Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m.
to 6:00 p.m. Saturday at Schad and Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview where there
will be a 5:30 p.m. Rosary Service. www.schadandzabelfuneralhomes.com.