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Lonnie Card

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Lonnie L. Card


Lonnie L. Card, age 73, of Parma passed away May 19, 2016 at Allegiance Hospice Home in Jackson.

Lonnie was born on May 12, 1943 in Battle Creek to Francis Albert and Gertrude Ilene (Inman) Card. He graduated from Battle Creek Central in 1961 and then went on to further his education at a trade school for pipe fitting.

Lonnie married Charlesanna Martin on December 24, 1984 in Jackson. They had 3 children and shared 31 loving years together.

He became a Pipe Fitter for Post Cereals, where he worked for over 25 years. Lonnie retired from the company in 2000.

He enjoyed hunting deer, rabbits, and mushrooms. Lonnie and Charlie loved traveling and taking summer trips together. They owned a cabin in Wellston, MI for 25 years where they would host campouts for the family over Labor Day and July 4th weekends. Lonnie was a member of the North Parma United Methodist Church. He also enjoyed golfing, playing cards - especially Euchre, and watching fireworks over the lake, but his favorite thing of all was ice fishing.

Lonnie is survived by his wife, Charlie Card of Parma; 3 children, Jody (Bryan) Davis of Battle Creek, Randy (Dawn) Card of Battle Creek, and Sara Joy (James Most) Palmer of Eastsound, WA; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Eledene (Ron) Callaway of Battle Creek; and special friends Robert and Jean Shaffer of Battle Creek. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Gertrude Card; brother, Ronald Card; and brother, Donald Card.

Cremation has been conducted and a visitation will take place at the Kempf Family Funeral Homes, Marshall Chapel, 723 US 27 North, Marshall on May 24, 2016 from 11am-1pm. A memorial service will follow the visitation May 24, 2016 at 1pm with Pastor Melissa Claxton of the North Parma United Methodist Church officiating.

Memorial contributions are requested to the or the Allegiance Hospice Home. Assistance with memorials is available at the Kempf Family Funeral Homes, Marshall Chapel.

Please leave the family a personal message and sign the online guest book at www.kempffuneralhome.com.
Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on May 22, 2016
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