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Gregory H. Lyon

March 27, 1951 ~ January 2, 2020 (age 68)


Gregory H. Lyon, 68, of Germantown Hills, IL passed away at 7:25 am on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at his residence.  He was born on March 27, 1951 in Peoria, IL to Billy and Wilma (Benton) Lyon.  He married Lauryn “Lori” Schlink on July 6, 1974 in Peoria, IL.

Surviving are his wife Lori of Germantown Hills; children April Lyon of Washington, IL and Aaron Lyon of Germantown Hills; grandchildren Andrew Coker, Aiden Smith, and Timothy and Nathan Lyon; siblings Donald (Kim) Lyon of East Peoria, IL and Randy Lyon of Springfield, VA; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Greg worked as a heat treat operator for Caterpillar in East Peoria.  He enjoyed landscaping, gardening, traveling, fishing, and riding his Harley.  Greg loved Metamora football.  He was a die-hard St. Louis Cardinal fan.  He was a member of the Scottish Rite of Free Mason 32˚ Valley of Peoria.  He loved his kids and being a grandfather.

Cremation Rites have been accorded.  A Memorial Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Mason Funeral Home Germantown Hills Chapel.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter (PAWS), 2600 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL 61603 or St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 530 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61603.  Online condolences at


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Memorial Visitation
January 7, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Mason Funeral Home Germantown Hills Chapel
375 Old Germantown Road
Germantown Hills, IL 61548

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