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William Joseph Lonie

January 4, 1936 February 8, 2020
William  Joseph Lonie
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Obituary for William Joseph Lonie

William (“Bill”) Joseph Lonie entered eternal peace on February 8, 2020 at the age of 84. Bill was born on January 4, 1936 in the Bronx, New York to the late Albert and Mary (Hearn) Lonie, immigrants from England and Ireland. The youngest of eight children, Bill was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters. He began his career at a butcher shop in the Bronx at the age of fifteen where his love for meat cutting began. He continued working in all areas of the meat industry until retirement in 1999. At that time, he continued to use his talent to process venison for friends and family up until days before his death.
Bill was an active member of the Masonic Lodge. He had a deep interest in the history of the Masons and was involved throughout the years with Rhinelander Lodge No. 242, including service as a Past Master. He served in the Marine Reserves and was an honorary lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus.
Bill was a very kind and gentle soul; he had a loving and generous heart. He had many interests, including woodworking, reading, and spending time at the lake property in Delta, WI, but he especially loved preparing holiday meals and cooking for his family. He created many special recipes which were favorites of his children and grandchildren, notably his spaghetti sauce and eggrolls.
He leaves behind his cherished wife, Doris (“Jean”) Lonie and four children, Steven (Tammy) Lindenberg, Michael (Teresa) Lindenberg, William (Paula) Lonie and Suzanne (Mark) Dunco. Nine treasured grandchildren, Derek (Chelsey), Stevie, Brody, Zachery, Alec, Alessandra, Frank, Giuliana, and Olivia, four dear step-grandchildren, Jacob, Samantha, Jeremiah and Jordan and six precious great-grandchildren, Saniyah, Parker, Gracie, Nora, Luca and Grace who all meant the world to him. He is survived by many special family members and dear friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 AM on Friday, February 21, 2020 at the Nativity of Our Lord Church, 110 Conro Street, Rhinelander, WI. Father Maria Vallabhaneni will officiate. A Masonic Memorial Service will begin at 12:30 PM on Friday, February 21, 2020 at the Masonic Lodge of Rhinelander, 23 E. Davenport. A luncheon and visitation will follow at the Masonic Lodge.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Masonic Lodge of Rhinelander, No. 242 where it will be used to fund local charities.
You may leave your private condolences for the Lonie family at The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is serving the Lonie family.

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11:30 AM 2/21/2020 11:30:00 AM
Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church

103 E King Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501

A Masonic service will be held at 12:30 PM following the Mass, on Friday, February 21, 2020 at the Rhinelander Masonic Lodge at 23 E Davenport St in Rhinelander

Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church
103 E King Street Rhinelander 54501 WI
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