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Obituary: Steven Scott Lyzenga

April 11, 1961 – October 25, 2019

information provided by the family

Retired Major Steven Scott Lyzenga, age 58 of Newport News, VA, formerly of Lansing, IL, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019.

A loving husband to Kim and step-father to Kyle Seaman and Kate Schilling. Beloved son of Marvin and Nancy Lyzenga of Munster, IN. Also survived by his brother Dan (Julie) Lyzenga of Lansing, IL; sisters Sandy (Bill) Vree of Lansing, IL; Kristy (John) Crider of Dyer, IN; and Barb (Paul) Bakker of Lansing, IL. He is also lovingly survived by his mother-in-law Marklyn Boucher and father-in-law Robert Hermes, and grandchildren Kyleigh Seaman, Tristin, Hudson, Elle Schilling, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may view a photo presentation honoring Steve’s life at 6:45pm on Friday, November 8, at Bethel Church, 3500 Glenwood-Lansing Rd in Lansing, with a memorial service directly following at 7:00pm. Rev. Joel Nederhood will officiate the service, and cake and coffee will be served afterward, giving family and friends an opportunity to share memories. Steve will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

Steve’s military background included Marines, Air Force, and most recently Army Guard. As an Air Force F-16 pilot and on later mission trips he visited 63 countries. He spent his life in service of God and country, and he is now at rest in the arms of his heavenly Father.

It is the desire of the Lyzenga family that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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  1. What an honorable son, husband, brother and
    Friend . My heartfelt prayers go out to the family with special love to Marve and Nancy.
    I have a ministry commitment and am so sorry to miss this servuce.

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