Obit: Lyon, Rollie
(1893 - 1943)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
----Source: The Loyal Tribune, 18 February 1943
Lyon, Rollie (23 JAN 1893 - 8 FEB 1943)
Rollie Lyon, 50, died early Monday morning, Feb. 8, in Memorial hospital, Wausau. His death was the result of burns suffered when he fell into a vat of hot water at the Underwood Veneer plant in Wausau on Nov. 29. He had been a patient at the hospital since the accident.
Rollie Glen Lyon, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lyon, was born on a farm in the town of Loyal, southwest of the village of Loyal, on Jan. 23, 1893. He lived there with his parents until a young man. He lived and worked on farms in various communities, living for eight years on the farm in Beaver township.
Mr. Lyon was a veteran of World was 1, entering Company A, 343rd Infantry Regiment, in July 1918. The was ended before he was sent overseas.
After the war he worked for eight years in a veterans’ CCC camp, and for the past two years he was employed in and near Wausau.
He was industrious and artistic, and while in the CCC camp, he received honorable mention in the camp paper for his artistic ability and conscientious work there.
The doctor and nurses who cared for him at Memorial hospital spoke of the bravery and patience with which he bore his long weeks of pain.
Funeral services were held at the home of his mother at 1:30 o’clock last Wednesday afternoon and at the Methodist church at 2 o’clock. The Rev, Myron E. Taylor officiated. The hymns were sung by R. B. Colby and Mrs. R. A. Prior, with Mrs. A. D. Wickland as accompanist.
The American Legion was in charge of the funeral services. Legion members, Perry Volk, August Lemberg, William Murphy, Frank Stange, Carl Christensen, and V. O. Kauffman, served as pallbearers. Leo Meyer was color guard and Marvin Seefluth and Herman Grimm were color bearers.
Following a farewell salute by the firing squad, Charles Theisen sounded taps. Burial was in the Loyal cemetery.
Surviving , besides his mother, are a sister, Miss Echo Lyon, at home, and two brothers, Clair Lyon, who lives on the old home farm, and Lafayette Lyon, of La Crosse. His father died 10 years ago.
Those from away who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Lyon of LaCrosse and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kindt of Greenwood.
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