Funeral services for Lonnie W. Welsh, 65, rural Lawrence, KS, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, December 16, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS. Military and Masonic graveside services will follow at Clinton Cemetery in Clinton, KS. He died on Monday, December 12, 2011 at his home near Clinton, KS.
He was born on December 12, 1946 in Lawrence, KS, the son of Homer and Velva Hardister Welsh.
Lonnie was a retired construction manager with Lawrence Construction Company and then was the Assistant Director of Construction for the University of Kansas. In later years, he worked part-time in the Clinton Store.
He was a member of the Clinton Presbyterian Church, the Albert Neese Masonic Lodge of Tecumseh, KS, the Arab Shrine in Topeka, KS, the National Rifle Association and Quail Unlimited.
Survivors include two sons, Derek (wife Brenda), of Lawrence, KS, J.T., of Lawrence, KS, his companion, Marilyn Stone, of the home, his father and step-mother, Homer & Judy Welsh, of Eudora, KS, a sister, Pennie (husband, James) Scribner, of Perry, KS, a step-daughter, Janice Pasley, of Lawrence, two step-sons, Loren Stone, of Lawrence, KS, Bryan Stone, of Princeton, seven grandchildren: Dalton Welsh, Delanie Stone, Cody Stone, Kaylee Stone, Ashley Stone, Jackson Pasley, Jalie Pasley, and one great grandson, Anthony James Wayne Welsh.
The family will greet friends from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, December 15, 2011 at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorials in his name to the Clinton Presbyterian Church and may be sent in care of the mortuary.