Lonnie L. Wright, 81, of 805 Baker Street, Lot 40 of River Park, formerly of Hope Boulevard, Plymouth, Indiana died of congestive heart failure on Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at 8:45 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born in Boaz, Kentucky, on February 24, 1919, Lonnie was the son of Lonnie L. and Carrie Dodson Wright. Lonnie graduated from Paducah Kentucky High School, then going on to study at Murray State University, where he lettered in basketball.
A United States Army Corporal, Lonnie married Mary E. Eads in November 1946 at Plymouth, Indiana. Mary passed away on February 15, 1990. On October 26, 1991, in Plymouth, Lonnie married Lola J. Kuzuch.
Lonnie was employed as a salesman for the South Bend Beauty Supply, working for 30 dedicated years, before retiring in 1995.
Lonnie enjoyed golf and various sporting events, especially those of his son Lonnie. He played with the Plymouth Scrappers in the 1950’s, and he was also a devoted St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Lonnie had attended the First Presbyterian Church in Plymouth and was a former member of the Plymouth Country Club. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge # 741 of Plymouth, and the Veterans of Foreign War # 1162.
Lonnie is survived by his wife Lola, a son Lonnie Alan & Linda Wright of The Dalles, Oregon. A stepdaughter, Kathryn & Don Coleman of Lakeville, and two stepsons also survive. They are Joseph & Debbie Kozuch of Cary, North Carolina, and Mark Kozuch of Plymouth. A grandson, Lonnie Lee Wright, and Sierra Rose Wright, a granddaughter, both of The Dalles, Oregon, also survive.
Lonnie was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary, his parents, and a stepson, Timothy Kozuch, along with Mary Monas a foster sister, and Charles Clark, a foster brother.
Friends may visit with the family in the Johnson – Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, Indiana on Sunday, April 16, 2000, from 2 to 4 & 6 to 8 p.m.
The Rev. James Campbell will officiate at Lonnie’s funeral service on Monday, April 17, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
Military graveside honors by VFW Post # 1162 will be accorded to Lonnie at the Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts in Lonnie’s name may be made to Marshall County Hospice or the Plymouth Neighborhood Center.