PIERRE — Lonnie Weldin, 62, of Pierre, passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls surrounded by his family.
At his request, there will be no funeral, a celebration of Lonnie’s life will be held in the spring 2020.
Lonnie Ray was born in Mitchell to Frank and Betty (Heenan) Weldin. He later served in the United States Army in Germany.
He is survived by his son, Chris (Kim) of El Cajen, Calif., and their children, C.J. Jr., Katelyn, Cali, and Connor; his mother, Betty M. Winkler, Pierre; sisters, Audrey (Mark) McClure, Billings, Mont., and their children, Nathan (Kristen), Drew (Emily), Shaun (Summit), Connie (Bernie) Carroll, Harrold, and their children, Austin (Kenda), Lacey (Ben) Juelfs, Collin (Shanna), and Cheyenne; one niece, Kelly Roth.
Lonnie was preceded in death by his father, Frank Weldin; stepfather, Francis Winkler; grandparents: Babe and Emma Weldin, and Bob and Mabel Heenan; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.