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Robert J. Lonie

Posted: Friday, Oct 5th, 2012

Robert Lonie
EARLVILLE - Robert J. Lonie, 90, of rural Earlville died Oct. 5, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 8 at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, Earlville with Rev. Chris G. Haake officiating. Burial will be at St. Theresa Catholic Cemetery, Earlville. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 at the Hanley-Turner-Eighner Funeral Home, Earlville with a prayer service at 6 p.m.

Mr. Lonie was born June 24, 1922 in Spring Valley to Robert and Katherine (Slowey) Lonie. He married Theresa M. O’Rourke on Aug. 30, 1945 at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, Earlville.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Carolyn (Wally) Wilson of Moline and Mary Ellen (Robert) Janousek of Glenns Ferry, Idaho; three sons, Robert F. Lonie of Earlville, Thomas (Linda) Lonie of Roseburg, Ore. and William (Kristi) Lonie of Earlville; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; one sister, Ann (Leo) Kelly of Earlville; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Lonie farmed in the Earlville area his entire life. He was a member of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church and Mendota Elks Lodge 1212 and he enjoyed bowling in his early days. Robert and Theresa enjoyed traveling to see their children.

For more information or to sign the online guest book, go to www.EighnerFuneralHomes.com.

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