Sad news — Pickleball Member passed – Lyn Byard

Lyn Byard

ELDRIDGE — Lyn Byard, 70, of Eldridge, passed away unexpectedly Monday, October 30, 2017, at Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport. Services in celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. 10 amSaturday, Nov. 4, at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport.  Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Joy Cemetery, Park View. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the National Stroke Institute.

Lyn was born in 1947 in Cedar Rapids to Robert and Olga Sedenka. She married Richard “Dick” Byard in 1977 in Colorado. For the last 35 years, Lyn was the owner and operator of Balloons by Lyn, in Eldridge. She was also a computer graphics and web designer. Lyn was very active with the local Pickle Ball Association and played volleyball and tennis. She enjoyed all crafts, especially knitting, traveling and time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Dick; daughters,Neely (Brian) Basich of Hartland, Wisconsin, and Brittani Byard of Ames, Iowa; grandsons, Bennett Basich and Blake Basich; her mother, Olga Sedenka of Cedar Rapids; and brothers, Tom (Sue) Sedenka of Lisbon, Iowa, and John (Karen) Sedenka of Mount Vernon, Iowa. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Boen “Bo” Jay, in 1995 and her father.

Online condolences and remembrances may be expressed to Lyn’s family by visiting her obituary at


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