OBITUARY

Roy Anthony Lyman

31 August, 194810 June, 2021

Roy A Lyman of Littleton, Colorado passed away at Swedish Medical Center on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at the age of 72.

Roy Anthony Lyman was born in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 31, 1948 to parents Roy and Dolores (Nagel). He is preceded in death by his parents, as well as siblings Jeffrey and Peggy (Sele). Roy is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Diane, his daughter Rebecca, son Jake and his wife Sharleen. Roy is also survived by his granddaughter Katherine, Sister Diane Mildren (Lyman), and numerous nephews, nieces, and brother and sister-in-laws.

Roy was united in marriage to Diane Hauke on December 19, 1970 in Greenfield, Wisconsin. Diane and Roy went to the same high school and Diane realized how handsome he was; the two began dating shortly after, and the rest was history. The two had their first child, Jake, in 1974, and their second child Rebecca, in 1976. Roy worked for General Electric from 1970 until he retired at the age of 55 in 2003. During Roy’s retirement he worked as a security guard, refurbished homes, and even drove for Uber and delivered groceries during the Covid-19 pandemic, but never without his bright smile. A few of Roy’s special delights in life were to serve as Chairman of the Board at Waukesha Bible Church and to volunteer as a DJ and radio programmer on the Christian radio station, Life Message.

Roy loved his children and grandchildren to his fullest extent and relished every opportunity he was given to tell others about Jesus. Roy was always looking forward to exploring new places and had a contagious wonder for life and the many beauties life has to offer. As a natural extrovert, Roy enjoyed walking through his neighborhood, and was constantly making new friends who grew to love Roy and sincerely appreciated his exuberance for life.

Roy loved all children and children were drawn to him for his own child like wonder and fascinations. One of his last earthly experiences was a meaningful, yet simple one of playing with water balloons with his beloved granddaughter.

Roy is missed by his family more than words can come close to explaining. His kindness, gentleness, and the way he supported his family will never be forgotten.

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Mike Alamilla

19 July 2021

Diane and family,
I was so saddened to hear of Roy’s passing. We were friends since I can remember and he was a groomsman in our wedding. He was a real gentleman with an unforgettable smile and warm personality. Gail and I wish you and your family all the best and pray that you find comfort in the knowledge that Roy was loved by those who were gifted with his friendship.
Mike and Gail Alamilla

William (Bill) Weber

19 July 2021

Diane,
It was just a year ago that I searched the internet for Roy. I had wanted to go to the class reunion with him. It was then that I learned he was living in Colorado. We had a wonderful chat..from Maple Grove, to neighborhood shenanigans. GE and my uncle “Woody”,etc. I’ll never forget Roy showing up for a Brown Deer HS wrestling match (while I was coaching there) in the 1980’s. His smile lit up the gym...so strong and comforting.
A man guided by God’s Word, Roy is an exemplar for all of us.
My condolences to you and your family,
Bill Weber (1966)

Dawn Iverson

19 July 2021

Diane - you may not remember me from GHS, but I was in Roy’s class …. I am so sad for your loss, but what joy to know about his faith in our precious Lord Jesus. Grieving with hope for you. Because He Lives, Dawn Piirto Iverson

Dick Mabbott

3 July 2021

Diane, We are very sorry to learn of Roy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dick and Betty Mabbott

Lynette Frana

1 July 2021

Roy was always a bright light when he came into the bank. I remember his smile & words of encouragement. Roy was such a kind man that didn't know a stranger. Blessings to Diane and Roy's family & I am so sorry for your loss.