Alonzo "Lon" C. Brady, 88
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Alonzo "Lon" C. Brady, 88, of Monticello passed away at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Residence.
He was born April 15, 1924 in South Bend to the late Wilbur and Gladys (Curtis) Brady. He married Betty (Hunter) on Apil 12, 1947, in Franklin and she survives.
Lon graduated from Monticello H.S. in 1942 and joined the United States Marine Corp. He served in the Pacific Theatre and was a Purple Heart Recipient. He was wounded in Okinawa and member of the Disabled Veterans of Logansport. Lon retired from Gen Corp as plant manager of Logansport and Peru Plants in 1987 after 35 years of service. Lon was a member of the Yeoman United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Elks, Eagles, Moose, American Legion and Kiwanis all of Logansport. He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club and VFW both of Monticello. While in Logansport, he served on the Cass County United Way Board of Directors and was a member of the Logansport Chamber of Commerce. He managed a Babe Ruth baseball team for 13 years and had been a Boy Scout leader. He was a charter member of SFLECC Board of Directors in Monticello.
He is survived by two sons, Daniel Brady of Kalkaska, Mich., Scott (Mary) Brady, of Logansport; two daughters, Sherri Shafer, of Walton and Judy (Rick) Sweet, of Monticello; eight grandchildren, Michelle (William) Contestable, Michael (Andrea) Brady, Kim (Troy) Robertson, Jesse Shafer, Heather Shafer, Julie (Joel) Pepple, Wendi (Terryn) Elliott and Kristen Sweet.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Dee Ames, and grandson Jason Brady.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of services at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 19 at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home; the Rev. Scott Ellison of Serenity Hospice and the Rev. Doug Thompson of the Yeoman United Methodist Church officiating.
Burial will follow at Yeoman Cemetery with military rites rendered.
Memorial contributions may be made to Yeoman United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
You may sign the online guestbook at www.springerfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Journal & Courier from Jan. 16 to Jan. 17, 2013