Justin Matthew Lyon, age 23 of Altoona, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 10:00 am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Des Moines. Burial will follow at the Altoona Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Sunday, December 27, 2020, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Coburn Funeral Home in Prairie City. Memorial gifts may be directed to the family and will be donated to charities that were important to Justin. Condolences may be left at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com.
The son of Randall V. and Cynthia L. (Nichols) Lyon, Justin was born on Easter morning, March 30, 1997 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. He graduated from East High School in 2015. He earned an associate's degree from DMACC in Financial Administration in 2017. He went on to Iowa State University where he majored in Accounting and received his Bachelor's Degree in 2019. Justin was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Des Moines. From a young age, Justin showed an interest in aviation and aspired to become a pilot. He enjoyed golfing with his dad, fishing with his brother, as well as biking and kayaking with his sister. Justin liked having game nights, watching movies, and going on long walks with his family. He had a dry sense of humor that was appreciated by all.
Those left to honor his memory include his parents, Randy and Cyndi Lyon; a sister, Jennifer (Alexander) Rebling, and a brother, Joshua Lyon. Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Donald and June (Hatfield) Lyon, and Larry and Margery (Martin) Nichols.
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I remember Justin coming into the East Side Library as a toddler choosing picture books with his Mom, and then seeing him at East High events growing up into a fine young man. May our Lord Jesus Christ wrap your entire family in His comforting arms, and know Justin is with the angels now.
My heartfelt condolences to the Lyon family. Words cannot describe my sadness for Justin’s passing. My thoughts are with you Cyndi, Randy, Josh and Jennifer.
Love, Bruce Nichols
Jen, Josh, Cindi, and Randy: My heart goes out to each of you in hearing this unexpected news of your loss. Though I really only knew Justin as the little toddler boy behind the fence at my childhood backyard, I truly value the Lyon family + Jen & Josh's friendship with my own brother and I over the years. You are such a great family; My deepest condolences; I Hope that you each find Strength from one another during this time.
With Peace and Love,
Justin your spirit is welcome to visit our home and stay as long as you want. We love you and will keep you in our hearts and memories. Matthew, Fabiola and family.
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