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Charles Thomas Lyons, Jr.


Charles Thomas Lyons, Jr., 60 years old, of Minneapolis passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. He was born the son of Charles Sr. and Catherine (White) Lyons on February 11th, 1952 in Cass Lake, MN.

Charles was a Vietnam War Veteran who spent more than 8 years dedicating his life to his country. After coming home to Minnesota, he spent his time hunting and fishing. Charles was a very adventurous and easy going kind of man who loved hearing and telling a "good joke". He enjoyed spending time trying to learn more about his Native-American culture. Charles found great joy in being with his 7 grandchildren as often as he could. And while he had an "out-going" personality he really liked his quiet time too.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his sons, C.T Taylor-Lyons and Charles Lyons III both of Minneapolis; daughters, Tina Schultz of Savage, MN, Nita Lyons-Sherwood of Apple Valley, MN and Dawn Marie Lyons of Minneapolis; brothers, Walter White of Mandan, ND, John and Darrell Lyons both of Farmington, MN; sisters, Lillian Belcourt-White of Cass Lake, MN and Mary Lyons of Lakeville, MN; seven grandchildren, many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife Donna, parents Charles and Catherine, his son Shane Taylor-Lyons and two other infant sons, brothers Loren, Leonard and Edward Lyons and his sister Catherine .

A wake for Charles will begin Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. and continue until his Service on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. all being held at the Bena Community Center in Bena, MN. Pastor John S. Rock will officiate. Casketbearers for Charles will be Joe Chase, Jerry Chase, Dave Hare, John Lindquist, Butch Lindquist and Rayes "Brother" Losh. His honorary casketbearers are Joshua Lyons, Onzie Snowdon, Jedidiah Lyons, William Lyons, Craig Lyons, Anthony Lyons, Steven Lyons, Ernest "Butch" Belcourt, J.R. Woody, Jonathan Lyons, Mahkoonce Smith, Mark Lyons, Eddy Lyons and C.T. Taylor-Lyons II. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery at Bena, MN immediately following the service.

Arrangements entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker. On-line condolences may be given for the family at


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