Lonnie Hedinger, 70, of Nodaway, Iowa, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, Red Oak, Iowa. Private Graveside Services will be Friday, February 19, 2021, at the Methodist Grove Cemetery, with Mr. Kris Davies officiating. Open visitation will be 2:00 – 6:00 P.M., Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Corning, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Lonnie Gene Hedinger was born December 16, 1950, in Clarinda, Iowa to Russell and Iola (Orme) Hedinger. Lonnie grew up on the family farm east of Nodaway in a wonderful farm community, attending a small neighborhood church, surrounded by family and friends. He attended Corning Community School , graduating in 1968.
Farming was Lonnie’s passion. He farmed with his dad and later took over the operation. Over the years, he was always good at building things like go-carts, a three-wheeler, and a machine called “the spirit”. Lonnie and his dad always had a project going. Lonnie was proud of his Angus cow herd, although saying he didn’t miss them when they were gone, and it was snowing outside. Lonnie loved spending time with family and friends.
Lonnie was preceded in death by both parents: Russell and Iola (Orme) Hedinger, grandparents: William and Rosena (Moser) Orme and Fred and Ellen (Stalder) Hedinger.
Lonnie is survived by a sister: Susan (Richard) Lantz of Shenandoah, Iowa; niece: Angela (Dan) Fox of Lincoln, Nebraska; nephew: Christopher (Jana) Lantz, Shenandoah, Iowa; great-nieces: Olivia Fox and Kate Lantz; great-nephew: Ty Lantz; and other relatives and friends.