Lonnie Lynn Mesloh (1947 - 2018)

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Lonnie Mesloh, 70, passed away exactly where he wanted to be, on the front porch of his cabin on Jan. 13, 2018. Born on Feb. 5, 1947, to Wilmer and Arlene Mesloh in Lebanon, Ore., he was the second child of numerous siblings. Lon loved basketball and lettered at Eagle Point High outside Medford, Ore., before graduating in 1965.
Set on adventure, Lon drove the Alcan Highway to Alaska in 1967. He got a job as a light equipment operator with the Municipality of Anchorage and eventually worked his way to become the Superintendent of Street Maintenance under Mayors Tom Fink and Tony Knowles. When he retired, he trekked the Himalayas, Nepal, and the Grand Canyon.
He returned to Oregon to be near his siblings. Then returned to Alaska after his grandchildren grew the family: Gabriel, Kyle, Luke, Norah, Emma and Travis. They were very important and he refused to let time go by without enjoying them. Thanksgivings meant turkey at Papa's, with a table that grew from three to 11 over the years. He was the best man at his son's wedding and a best friend to his daughter and her husband.
These past few years Lon slowed his adventures, but his heart was always lifted by the outdoors and his spirit indomitable. His adventures now included his grandchildren, his dog, Abby, cabins, canoes, sleds, fishing, s'mores, guns and guitars. He always looked forward to visiting his family outside of Alaska.
He will be greatly missed by his many siblings, Charity, Kenny, Mark, Cory, Faye, Vicky, Doug, Theresa and Camille; along with his aunt, Lettie; many cousins; his children, Sean and Danielle Mesloh, and Amy and Sean Fredenhagen; his grandchildren; and his many friends and neighbors.
We will forever be thankful for his role model, his work ethic, and his love and devotion. He was important to all who knew him and will be missed.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8, 2018