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Michael J. Lyons, 54, of Midland passed away at home on November 22, 2020. He was born on October 31, 1966 to the late Dennis and JoAnn (LaMott) Lyons. On April 26, 1991 he married Amy Dill and they shared 29 wonderful years together.


Michael worked and owned at his restaurant Soup & Stuff. He was an avid cook and enjoyed motorcycle riding and traveling throughout Michigan. Michael loved his dogs, Dewley, Hondo and Lucy but family was the most important to him.


Michael is survived by his wife, Amy, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dave and Judy Dill, and brothers-in-law , Steve and David Dill. He was predeceased by his brothers, Tim, Mark, Matt and Patrick.


Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.


Those who are planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Kidney Foundation or MidMichigan Diabetes Association.


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Lyons family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Anna Abalo

    17 December 2020 7 months ago

    Amy, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family in this difficult time.

  2. Arlene Martin

    04 December 2020 8 months ago

    Dear Amy, I am so sorry about Mike. I remember him as a small boy. Mike’s Mother, Joan Lyons, was my 1st cousin. Joan’s Mother, Anna LaMott, was my Mother’s sister. Her name was Mary Beck Martin. We live down below near Ann Arbor. We often came up to see the family in Midland. My sincere sympathy, Amy, sending love to you and yours. If you plan a memorial, I would appreciate knowing. Bless your heart, God bless…

  3. Sofie Murphy-Johnson

    01 December 2020 8 months ago

    Amy, I am sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  4. Judy Holly

    30 November 2020 8 months ago

    Amy, I am so sorry for your loss! I wish I had known sooner. If you ever need anything, even just to talk call me! I miss you SOOOOO MUCH.
    I hope you are doing ok. I truly miss you & Love You <3

  5. Denise Lundy

    30 November 2020 8 months ago

    Amy, I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family. May God wrap you in his love and give you peace. Friend Denise 🙏🏻

  6. David & Carol Singer

    29 November 2020 8 months ago

    Amy, Carol and I are so sorry for your loss.

  7. Kimberley Turner

    29 November 2020 8 months ago

    Amy, I am so sorry for your loss. I know Mike had been struggling with health issues for awhile but that never makes it easier. I hope you are doing well. I miss you and often think about how you are doing. Take care of yourself .

  8. Pam Perry

    29 November 2020 8 months ago

    Amy, I’m so sorry for your loss. Mike had a lifetime of health issues and you stayed by his side and supported him through it all. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  9. John M. Ross

    27 November 2020 8 months ago

    Rest In Peace, my old friend.

  10. John Ross

    27 November 2020 8 months ago

    My deepest and heart felt condolences go out to Mike, Amy and their entire family. While we all knew of Mike’s ailments, I am at a loss having heard this news.
    I met “Squeak” over 40 years ago when we moved to M20 in 1975. He was quite a big kid but held his own on on the Chippewassee playground and surrounding neighborhood. When Mike was diagnosed with diabetes he turned that weight into shear muscle and by the time he hit Cemtral Intermediate he was chiseled for a little 7th/8th grader.
    I am fortunate to have talked my friend into wrestling and playing football. While he hated wrestling, he fell in love with football and quite honestly fell into place as a powerful fullback for an already impressive backfield. He was an absolute beast. After high school I left for the US Navy and that is when my friend became stricken with his diabetes and resultant kidney failure.
    Talk about a beast, a beast that has had to fight thru numerous surgeries and procedures from the ripe age of 20 or 21 in 1986 to 2020 at age 54. That takes a far tougher man than anything that faced most if us. More so than when he showed his prowess on the gridiron.
    I am going to miss my friends colorful posts on Facebook. While he appeared to be an angry man. He actually was a man that had enough, and was fed up. He honest did care and had a huge heart.
    I will sign off that I am saddened with the loss of my HS Fullback, My Little League Catcher, and my Sandlot Enforcer. If the Sandlot character “Ham” comes to mind, you have hit the nail on the head!! That is exactly what it was like to grow up with my boy, “Squeak”.
    Where did the name “Squeak” come from? I honestly do not know. I do know his brother Pat called him Squeak and some of the older boys in the neighborhood called him that as well… I never had the guts to ask!!
    Rest in Peace, my friend.

  11. Annette O'Brien

    27 November 2020 8 months ago

    Amy I am so very sorry for your loss. I grew up with Mike. Lived in the same neighborhood and went to the same schools. I always saw him in the neighborhood growing up. We were always outside playing. He was always into sports. He will be missed.

  12. Janice Bradley

    25 November 2020 8 months ago

    Amy, Rick and I are so sorry for your loss. Please take care of yourself. Mike had a life of health issues of which you were the key part of his successes. You are strong and will get beyond his loss. Please take your time to get yourself back, and find that beautiful smile everyone loved back. Your forever Friend Jan.

  13. David Decker

    25 November 2020 8 months ago

    Amy…..My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am still in shock although I know Mikey was dealing with a lot of issues. Way too soon though. Out childhood together was a lot of fun. His crazy laugh and big smile.

    Please let me know of any future arrangements.

    Bless you,

  14. Teresa Fries

    25 November 2020 8 months ago

    Amy, I am.so sorry for your loss. I hope.you are okay, please do not hesitate to contact me any time, I miss you. Please take care of yourself ❤

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