Kenneth W. Lyon died Sunday, March 15, 2020, at his home. He was 74.

He was born Dec. 7, 1945, in Chicago, Ill., to Bill and Jean Lyon. 

After spending many summers in the North Woods, he moved his family to Butternut Lake in the Nicolet National Forest full time in 1977. 

Mr. Lyon was an avid Chicago sports fan and was always quick with a witty comment on whatever was in the news cycle.

Mr. Lyon was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Judy. 

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; three children, Mimi Maney, Sue (Jamie) Fath and David Lyon; and seven grandchildren.

In accordance with Mr. Lyon’s wishes there will not be a public memorial or service.

Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River is serving the family.