Millard Haslam
1952 - 2020
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On Friday, May 15, 2020, Lonnie Haslam passed away peacefully after his battle with liver cancer. He was 67.
Lonnie was born on May 23, 1952 in Laconia, NH, to Millard and Janet Haslam. It was there he attended school and graduated from Inter-Lakes High School in 1971.
After graduation, he and a high school friend decided to take a road trip to California. He spent some time in Fresno and found his way up to Sacramento, where he worked as a mechanic for his soon-to-be-partner Dick Baker at the Goodyear in Rancho Cordova.
In November 1979, Lonnie and Dick Baker opened the Goodyear Tire Center in Lodi – dba Tokay Tire Service, Inc. In 1992, following Dick's retirement, Lonnie became sole owner. In January 2020, Lonnie's son, Matt Haslam, took over the business.
On September 23, 1989, he married Donna Hausauer. Together, they built a wonderful life and shared many cherished memories.
Lonnie's greatest passion was his shop. He enjoyed the many loyal customers over the 40 plus years. He was an easy-going, gentle man. He will always be remembered for his kind nature and many jokes.
Lonnie is survived by his loving, devoted wife of 30 years, Donna; daughter, Tara of Sacramento; son, Matt of Lodi; grandchildren, Christian and Kellen of Anderson, SC; and great-grandson, Jayce of Anderson, SC. He is also survived by brothers, Gordon and his wife Elizabeth of Fresno, Michael and his wife Celeste of Grand Terrace; sisters, Linda and her husband Allan Dickinson of Meredith, NH, Patsy Hurd of Meredith, NH, Melody Murrell of Bloomfield, NM; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Janet; and granddaughter, Jessica Funk-Haslam.
In consideration of the current on-going heath crises, no memorial service has been planned at this time. Invitations will be mailed at a later date.
Lodi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. A virtual register may be signed at www.lodifuneralhome.com where memories can be shared.

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Published in Lodi-News Sentinel from May 20 to May 27, 2020.
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May 25, 2020
I have been a customer of the Tokay Tire and very much appreciated how Lonnie and the other mechanics dealt with me. I alway felt I was respected and treated fairly. I am sorry for your loss. Sharon Seegmiller
Sharon Seegmiller
Friend
May 24, 2020
Wonderful man, sendind hugs and Love to your beautiful wife Donna and family.
Teresa Batzel
Friend
May 22, 2020
Very sorry for your loss.
Fred Nahs
Friend
May 21, 2020
Donna, sorry to hear of the loss of your husband.
Barry Clark
Teacher
May 21, 2020
Bob and I send our deepest sympathy and condolences to Lonnie's family. Lonnie, you will be sorely missed. Your silly jokes and your gentle mannerisms will stay with us both for all time. Thank you for the excellent care you always took with our vehicles over the years! May the angels fly you to heaven where you will be forever in peace. God bless you buddy!
Bob Schmidt
Friend
May 20, 2020
I always felt that Lonnie was like my auto shop big brother. I trusted and respected him with the many vehicles we owned since 1998, I think. I admired his quiet countenance and thorough knowledge. He will be greatly missed. My heartfelt condolences for all the family but especially for Matt.
Christine family
Friend
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