Barry Jon Kelly, "Bearcat"

Barry Jon Kelly, better known to his Lyons community as “Bearcat,” passed away on Thursday, October 17, at Longmont United Hospital, surrounded by family and friends.  He was 66 years young and will be missed by all.

Bearcat grew up in the Chicago area and meandered his way around Wisconsin and Iowa before ultimately finding his niche in the colorful community of Lyons, where he was surrounded by many supportive friends, such as Ian Phillips who in the past wrote: “I hope the man knows how many lives he’s touched, he lived his life to the fullest, always speaking his mind.  Sometimes he was a rugged, grumpy bastard, and sometimes a caring compassionate soul.

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