Keith Loneker, Sr.

Services for Keith J. Loneker, Sr.,46, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence, KS. The family will greet friends an hour prior to the service at the church. There will be a gathering following the service from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Leroy’s Tavern downtown Lawrence.

Keith was born June 21, 1971 in Roselle Park, New Jersey the son of Robert Loneker, Jr. and Michelle (Church) Loneker.

He attended schools and grew up in Roselle Park, New Jersey. He then attended the University of Kansas where he played football. He walked on and played in the NFL for the St. Louis Rams and the Atlanta Falcons. He was an actor and starred in numerous films, some include Out of Sight, Lake View Terrace, and Leatherheads.

He was passionate about his family and friends.

Survivors include his daughter, Kylee Loneker; his son, Keith Loneker, Jr., his siblings, Robert, Michael, Erik and Denise; his companion, Britney Sottilare and his former wife, Kelly Loneker. He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to be made in his name to the Loneker Children’s Fund c/o Capital City Bank or may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.



10 Condolences

  1. Alex Pickerel on June 22, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Keith Loneker was such a nice guy and pretty cool too. I enjoyed having him as a sub at LHS. We’ll all miss you Keith and we’ll still have lots of great memories of you.

  2. ken wertzberger on June 23, 2017 at 2:57 am

    A gentle giant. RIP.

  3. Joyce (Webb) Givechi on June 23, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Even though I only met Keith once and did not know him personally, I am very sad for Kelly and family. My thoughts and peaceful thoughts/hugs go out to Kelly at this sad time.

  4. Darrick Doleman on June 24, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Big heart, full of charisma, a laugh a minute, loved his family. I could say many great things about Keith, but most of all I just want to say thank you. RIP.

  5. Gay L. McDermott & Kathleen A. Murphy on June 24, 2017 at 7:16 am

    So saddened to learn of Keith’s passing. He was a great friend and a very gentle man. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten!

  6. Cathy and Phil Triano on June 24, 2017 at 7:59 am

    We are extremely saddened by the news of Keith’s passing. He was a kind soul and a friend to all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family. And we will continue to pray for the Loneker family. Roselle Park mourns with you – small town with a huge heart.

  7. Paula Hatcher on June 24, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    It was always a great day when Keith was subbing in the classroom next door to my office. Selfless and gentle, he was an example to the students, as well as their teacher. I’ll always be grateful that our life paths crossed, Paula Hatcher, RN, LFSHS

  8. guy garrison on June 24, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    i knew Keith through a friend of mine. He was always a man that stood for friendship! Loyal he was! Loved his family!!!! God bless you all!

  9. James Easter on June 26, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Keith was my security guard all through my High School days at Lawrence High. Always a positive guy who was fun to be around. I always thought it was cool how I would see him in movies, and I got to tell the people around me that I knew him! My Thoughts and Prayers are with his family and friends. Rest Easy Big Keith!

  10. Pat Newton on June 27, 2017 at 11:58 am

    At St. John Catholic School, we knew Keith as a school parent. His kids, Keith Jr. and Kaylee, were St. John students. Keith was always supportive and a generous volunteer. We are saddened that his life was cut short. Our prayers to his family.

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