Richard Lewis Lyman, 77

Richard Lewis Lyman, 77, of Des Moines, Iowa, formerly of the Marshalltown/Tama area, stepped into heaven on October 30, 2017, at Fleur Heights Care Center in Des Moines.

Richard “Dick” Lyman was born on August 25, 1940, at the Deaconess Hospital in Marshalltown, Iowa. He was the son of Evan and Margaret (Calloway) Lyman. Dick attended school in the Union-Whitten Community School District graduating with the class of 1959. On November 12, 1960, in Union, Iowa he married his life-long love, Alice Aswegan. They spent most of their lives living in the Marshalltown/Tama area where they raised four sons: Jeff (Joni) Lyman, of Pekin, Illinois, Dave (Stacey) Lyman, of Clive, Iowa, Rod (Donna) Lyman, of Dallas Center, Iowa, and Trent Lyman, of Eagle Grove, Iowa. Dick’s careers included working for Fisher Controls for 32 years, retiring in 1995, then driving semi-trucks for Warnell and PCI. His passion for much of his life was breeding and raising Black Angus cattle. His hobbies during his 57-year marriage to Alice included planting apples trees and tending garden.

He was a devoted grandfather to his grandchildren: Jordon (Ryan) Hoover, Jenna (Shaun) Blake, Joelle (Matt) Henley, Megan (Brent) Hook, Nathan (Stasia) Lyman and Dylan Lyman, Noah Mortell, Brayden Lyman, Saxon Lyman, Ariane Lyman and step-grandchildren, Garrett, Piper and Karstyn Blink.

Besides his wife, sons and grandchildren, Dick’s loving family legacy includes his mother, Margaret; siblings, Greg Lyman, of Gifford, Iowa, and Kim (Craig) Wymer, of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, and great-grandchildren: Adlee, Clara, Jack, Evan, Henry, Charlotte, Jonah, Lane, Caitlyn, Lyla, Colton, Aiden, Addison, Alexander and Aysen.

In death Dick walks with his father, Evan; brother, Bill Lyman; nephew, Brett Lyman and in-laws, Floyd and Hilda Aswegan.

Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown, Iowa will be caring for Dick and his family with funeral services to be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7th. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Tuesday. Memorials may be directed to the family through Mitchell Family Funeral Home. For condolences or questions please visit: or phone 641-844-1234.