Donald Lonn (1926 - 2014)

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Donald Lonn
July 25, 1926 - February 11, 2014

Donald Lonn of Park City, Utah, died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday, Feb. 11. Born in Chicago, Ill., to Oscar Lonn and Edith Sandstrom Lonn, Don later served in the U.S. Army during the end of World War II. He was stationed in the Philippines and in Japan, where he first was introduced to skiing.
After the War, Don earned an accounting degree from the University of Illinois, married Gwendolyn Englund in 1951, and made a career as an accountant in the Chicago area. He raised two sons and introduced them to skiing and the West.
Following his retirement in 1987, Don and Gwen moved to Park City to be close to skiing and their two sons who had seasonally settled here working in the ski industry. He enjoyed skiing, hiking, golf and many adventures with his sons during his retirement. He was active in Park City Ambassadors, Park City Seniors, and Park City Bridge. He worked part-time at the Deer Valley ticket office for over 20 winter seasons until just a few weeks prior to his death. He enjoyed skiing until his 85th year.
Don was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 50 years, Gwen. He later married Elizabeth Kusters and they continued to enjoy activities in Park City.
Don is survived by his sons Jeff Lonn of Park City, Utah, and Eric Lonn of Stanley, Idaho, his wife Elizabeth Kusters of Salt Lake City, Utah, his daughter-in-law Michele Dieterich of Park City, Utah, and Audra Serrian of Stanley, Idaho.
A memorial service will be held at Park City Community Church on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 5 p.m., followed by a potluck reception at the family home.
Published in The Park Record from Feb. 15 to Feb. 18, 2014
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