Former Hastings resident Blair Mitchell Lyons, 52, passed away peacefully in his sleep from
an undiagnosed heart condition in the early hours of Thursday, August 12, 2021, at his home in
Grand Island, NE.
Memorial Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 21, at Phillips Memorial Hall in Phillips, NE
with Pastor Dustin Bower officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at Concordia Cemetery,
rural Juniata. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to the family for a
memorial to be established at a later date. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler
Volland Funeral Home’s website. To view the service you will need to go to Blair’s obituary and
click the play button shown towards the bottom of the page. Private condolences may be sent to
the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is
serving the family.
Blair was born on January 31, 1969, in Lincoln, NE to Lindell “Butch” & Jarilyn (Lau) Lyons.
He was raised in Alma and Hastings and was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in Hastings. Blair
attended Zion Lutheran School from 4th through 8th grade and graduated from Hastings High
School in 1987.
Blair was employed at PW Pipe, Hastings College, Caseys, and was most currently employed at
Coffins in Grand Island. He loved spending time outdoors, gardening, kayaking, photography,
and spending time with his family and his dog, Herkie.
Blair was preceded in death by his husband, Tim Perlinger, and grandmothers, Betty and Esther.
Parents: Lindell “Butch” & Jarilyn Lyons – Hastings, NE
Son: Matthew Offner – Lincoln, NE
Daughters & Spouse: Kayla Brown – Friend, NE
McKayla Brown & Aaron Gonzalez – Hastings, NE
Grandchildren: Aaron Gonzalez
Significant other: Ken Mutter
Sister: Beth Lyons – Hastings, NE
Nieces: Abigail Lyons
Nephew: Steven Lyons
Best Friends: Julie Brown
Many beloved family and friends