Lonnie M. Nielsen
1957 - 2017
Cannon Mortuary
2460 E. Bengal Blvd. (7600 S.)
Salt Lake City, UT
Sept. 16, 1957 ~ Jan. 28, 2017
Lonnie was a beloved son, brother, father and grandfather, he passed away on January 28, 2017 in Midvale, Utah. Born September 16, 1957, first son to Leo L. and Karren Nielsen.
Lonnie attended Hillcrest High School where he excelled in football and baseball. He was a lifetime Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs fan.
Lonnie married Michelle Park, August 1977, later divorced but remained friends. They had one son Daniel.
Survived by mother, Karren; brothers, Bret (Brenda) Steve (Lee Ann); son Daniel (Sarah) and granddaughters, Mariah, Allysea, Kennadi; grandson, Anthany Dudley and many nieces and nephews.
Lonnie made friends with everyone he met. His keen sense of humor and funny stories made us all laugh and smile and will be sorely missed. He had the heart of a giant. I love you pops: DLN.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, February 2, 2017, 1:00 p.m. at Mountain View Memorial Estates, 3115 East 7800 South.
Online condolences www.cannonmortuary.com
Lonnie, this is your final obituary, we love you and you will be missed. Give dad a hug from all of us.
Published by Deseret News from Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, 2017.
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Mountain View Memorial Estates
3115 East 7800 South, UT
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Ferol White
February 7, 2017
went to school with Lonnie sorry for the loss
James Collvins
February 5, 2017
Deepest condolences to the family and friends during this most difficult time. There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someone so beloved. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that your loved one is in God's memory. Psalms 116:15
February 3, 2017
I was so sorry to hear from Brenda that Lonnie had passed away so unexpectedly. I hope that your happy memories of him will bring you peace.
Coleen Densley
Colleen Densley
February 1, 2017
We had some great times playing poker back in the day. I hope you're playing a game of guts or no 7 card stud in heaven with a cold one at your side.
Mike Montoys
February 1, 2017
Karren and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Lonnie. May God bless you all during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts an prayers.
Denise Geerlings Thurman
January 31, 2017
I remember Lonnie fondly from Junior and Senior High School. Sonny ROBERTSON, my father coached Lonnie in football and coached with Leo. So sorry at Lonnie's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies! Love, Tammy Robertson Hansen.
January 31, 2017

Linda and I were so sadden to hear the news of Lonnie's passing. I have fond memories of he and I in elementary school.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Frank & Linda Diana
Frank Diana
January 31, 2017
Almost immediately after high school graduation, Lonnie joined Matt Montoya and me in the leasing of an apartment near Murray Park.

Lonnie loved played cards, namely poker, I was working graveyard shifts at Harmons and would wake up at 7:00 pm and he would always want to play a few hands before I left for work (imagine playing poker when you first get up at 7:00 am). It was always hard to say "no," because he was so delighted when I said yes.

His cooking skills were horrible, he wanted to have creamed corn for dinner once and thought you could just add milk to a can of corn. After tasting it he was disgusted and left the pot on the stove until it had fur growing on it and Matt and I had to have an intervention meeting to get him to clean it up. It is just one of a hundred stories I have found funny about this time in the apartment as I think of him today.

Lonnie enjoyed having fun. His laugh was infectious and his poker parties were legendary.

Both Matt and I left for college shortly after that and I lost track of him. I was so saddened to learn of his passing today.

My thoughts are with his family. I am certain he gave you many opportunities to laugh and that will leave a great void in your lives.

Please accept my deepest condolences.
Ed Blake
January 31, 2017
I knew Lonnie in High School, he was always fun to be around. I just saw him at the reunion a few months ago,i am glad he attended. Rest in Peace Lonnie.
Guy Markus
January 31, 2017
Dear Friend Karren and family, Our sympathy to you at this time..he, like Leo gone too soon! We love you great people, and miss you! We so enjoyed knowing you while living on Locust Lane, in Sandy, Utah, so many years ago! Not certain if you will remember us as it has been so long and many years since we last met! May you know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time., with our love.
Joyce Parker and Byron (Pete) Parker (deceased)
Joyce Parker
January 31, 2017
I knew Lonnie from when we played baseball together in Murray for years. Knew his dad Leo also. I'm saddened to see that Lonnie passed away. My condolences to his family.
Mike Rosenhan
January 31, 2017
Steve and Lee Ann we are so sorry for your loss. Lonnie sounds like a wonderful man. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

Love, Rick and Tammy
January 31, 2017
Karren and Family

We are sadden by the passing of Lonnie. He has been a part of our lives for many years. He will be missed. May the Good Lord comfort and strengthen you during this time of grief. We are here
for you as always and send our love and support to the Nielsen

Ron, Joan and family
January 31, 2017
Karren and family,

We are so sorry to hear of Lonnie's passing. You and your family are in my Heart.
May God's peace be with you..

Frank and Shirley Romero
January 31, 2017
We had some good times in football and baseball. You will be missed. Glad I got to see you again at the reunion this past year! My condolences to his family!
Jim Whitehead
January 31, 2017
We will miss you Lonnie, especially at all the family dinners at LeeAnn's and Steve's house.
Joyce & Max Hicks
January 30, 2017
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