Lonnie David Loven
May 10, 1939 - October 16, 2017
Lonnie David Loven, 78, of Kingsburg CA passed away peacefully on October 16, 2017 after courageously battling the effects of ALSou Gehrig's disease for 3 years.
Lonnie was born in Kingsburg to Ervin and Agnes Loven, and had a younger brother, Terry Loven, who preceded him in death. Lonnie grew up on the family farm outside of Kingsburg attending Canal School through 8th grade, and was a member of a graduating class with 7 students.
Lonnie attended Kingsburg High School graduating in 1957, and in his Senior Season was the quarterback on a team that went on to win a Valley Championship for the 1956 football season.After finishing high school, Lonnie was in the transportation industry for 40 years as a truck driver retiring in 1997 with an impeccable safety record for the many miles driven.
Lonnie lived in Kingsburg for most of his life and loved working with his hands making things, fixing things and being a uniquely gifted “handy man”. Lonnie loved to travel and go on adventures such as going to Sweden twice to visit places where family came from, camping with family and friends in his travel trailer, going out to the desert with his “desert buddies” to look at old mines, and especially ride his Honda Gold Wing motorcycle racking up many thousands of miles over the years. Lonnie was active in the Kingsburg Covenant Church his entire life, serving in many capacities in it's ministry.
Lonnie is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 60 years, Carolyn (Nhy) Loven. He is also survived by his adult children; Brian Loven and his wife Pegge, and Suzanne (Loven) Butler and her husband Scott. Lonnie was also “PaPa” to Grandchildren Jeffrey Loven, Emily (Loven) Suria, Maren and Hannah Butler, and Great-Grandchildren Josiah, Jericho, and Noelle Loven, and Joanna Suria.
Lonnie will be missed tremendously by his entire family and all those who knew him, but we are assured of seeing him again when the trumpet sounds and Jesus calls us to our everlasting home in heaven!
Services were held on Monday, October 23rd at the Kingsburg Covenant Church.
Remembrances may be made in Lonnie's name to Missionary Supply Lines 1948 18th Ave, Kingsburg CA 93631, or Evangelical Covenant Church 1490 Lincoln Street, Kingsburg CA 93631