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Lon Earl Michener

May 16, 1944 ~ August 26, 2017 (age 73)

Madison-Lon E. Michener, age 73, formerly of Golden Valley, MN and Sioux Falls, SD, died on August 26, 2017 in Madison, WI.  He was a renaissance man who loved classical music, gardening, metal sculpting, fishing, downhill skiing, motorcycling, traveling and birdwatching. Lon was a skilled welder and jack of all trades. One of his favorite sayings was, “do good work.”  He was funny and gregarious. He was especially proud of his son, Blake and his wife, Nicole.

Lon is survived by his wife, Diane Michener; son, Blake (Nicole) Michener; sister-in-law, June Michener; nieces and nephews and Tucker the cat.

He was preceded in death by his parents George and Betty Michener his brother, Mike Michener and sister, Judy (Michener) Steffen.

A Celebration of Lon’s life will be held at a later date in the Madison Area on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 from 2-8pm at Diane Michener's Home. Contact Nicole Gulatz at or 262-818-7001 for details.  Another celebration of life will be held in the Minneapolis Area on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 3-6pm at Cooper Pub, 1607 Park Place Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416. 

Memorials may be made in Lon’s name to Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home

& Cremation Services

2418 N Sherman Ave


 Service Information

Celebration of Life
September 2, 2017

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Diane Michener Residence
Contact Nicole Gulatz
Madison, WI 53704

Celebration of Life
October 15, 2017

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Cooper Pub
1607 Park Place Blvd
St Louis Park, MN 55416

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