Lonni J. Pritchard, 57, of Harrington, Del., formerly of Annawan, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at his home. Funeral services celebrating his life were held Saturday, Nov. 30 at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo. The Rev. Joe Kobernat officiated. Burial was in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Glenarm on Dec. 2. A visitation was held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the Charlotte and Lonni Pritchard Lake Forest Scholarship Fund. Following the service at the funeral home, the family invited everyone to First Baptist Church in Geneseo for a luncheon and time of fellowship.
He was born on June 25, 1956, in Kewanee, the son of Harold and Venita (Wolf) Pritchard. He was a 1974 graduate of Annawan High School. Lonni attended Black Hawk East Jr. College where he was on the livestock judging team. He then finished his education at Southern Illinois University where he received his BS and met his future wife, Charlotte. Locally, Lonni helped coach Delaware 4-H and FFA students at livestock judging as well as officiated livestock judging at the Delaware State Fair. Lonni was a member of the Farm Bureau.
Lonni was an agriculture salesman. He used to work for Schiffs, but most recently with Williards Co. He enjoyed working and showing livestock, as well as golfing. He loved to watch his daughter, Cheyanne, in all her sporting events. He was a funny, outgoing person who was always smiling and having a good time. He was overjoyed when he finally became a grandpa and enjoyed spoiling his granddaughter. He will be sadly missed.
Survivors include daughter, Cheyanne Pritchard of Harrington; mother, Venita Pritchard of Geneseo; brothers, Dr. Robbi (Terry) Pritchard of Aurora, S.D.; Joddi Pritchard of Harrington; J. Harli (Trish) Pritchard of Geneseo; and Laurie Pritchard of Geneseo; granddaughter, Harbor Marie Landry; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and his mother-in-law, Henrietta Sisk of Diveron. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte; his father, Harold; daughter, Trisha Leah; and his grandparents.