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Kenneth Lyon of Lake Villa Kenneth Lyon, 51, passed away at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. He was born on December 7, 1961 in Yakima, WA, the son of Janice and John Lyon, Jr. He was a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Yakima. Ken worked for Abbott Laboratories for 28 years as a quality control specialist. He coached Lake Villa Township baseball and softball teams for over 10 years and was his children's greatest cheerleader for their sports teams. Ken was also a member of NorthBridge Church in Antioch and a project leader for the annual Sharefest event. He loved studying the bible and found comfort in the Scriptures. Ken was an avid fisherman and golfer, and a loving and patient husband and father. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Michelle; children Tyler and Morgan; his parents Janice and John Lyon, Jr., of Washington; brother David (Tharon) Lyon of Oregon; parents-in-law Gary and Betty Barnhart; and brother-in-law Scott (Holly) Barnhart. A memorial service will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2013 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1822 E. Grand Ave. Lindenhurst, IL 60046; (847) 356-8140. Visitation will be from 4 - 7 p.m. at St. Mark Church on Monday. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Ringa Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please find a list of Ken's preferred charities at www.ringafuneralhome.com. For more information, please call 847-356-2146.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Feb. 23, 2013
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