PORTAGE – James R. Lyons, age 84, passed away at his home o Monday, April 7, 2014. He was born in Madison on May 25, 1929.

James served in the U.S. Army and retired from Frito-Lay after many years of employment.

James is survived by his two sons, Michael J. (Miranda) Lyons and David V. Lyons; two granddaughters, Darcy (Danny) Ranck-Lyons and Alyssa Lyons; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Margaret (Bittner) Lyons in 2011.
The family celebrated James’ life privately.