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Mount Auburn Funeral Home & Cemetery

4101 South Oak Park Ave, Stickney, IL

OBITUARY

Lonzo Baggett

Passed away on August 12, 2019

Lonzo Baggett, age 85, of Brookfield, Illinois passed away peacefully on August 12, 2019, due to complications from COPD. Lonzo was born June 20, 1934 in Montgomery County, TN to his parents Bertha (nee Dawson) and Dillon Baggett. Lonzo spent his adult years in Illinois, where he learned a trade and started his own business. It was there that he owned and operated Baggett Tile Company until he retired. It was also in Illinois that Lonzo met the love of his life and his wife of over 40 years, Joanne Baggett (nee Hartman), and raised his family. Lonzo’s last year was spent at the Cottages of New Lenox, where he made some new friends and was able to spend a lot of cherished time with his daughter and her family. Lonzo was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish, hunt, go camping and work on his garden. He also enjoyed family card games, country music, cracking jokes and cold beer. He will be remembered by friends and family as a hard-working guy who knew how to have a good time and could always make someone laugh. Lonzo is survived by his siblings, Margie Hite and John Baggett; his children Shawn (Shauna) Baggett, Paul Baggett, Lonzo Baggett, Ben (Mary) Baggett, and Amy (Chris) Knoop. He was a loving uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather to many. Lonzo was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne Baggett; his parents Dillon and Bertha Baggett; his siblings Betty Nelson, Opal McDaniel, Alzo Baggett, William Baggett; and grandson John Baggett. Lonzo will be laid to rest next to Joanne in a private ceremony at Mount Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Les Turner ALS Foundation (5550 W. Touhy Avenue, Suite 302, Skokie, IL 60077-3254) or Joliet Area Community Hospice (250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431).

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Phos Rivera

August 20, 2019

I didn't know Lonzo personally and yet I knew him well. I worked with his daughter, Amy Baggett Knoop for several years. Amy would talk about her Dad when we had lunch together with other folks. She would tell small stories and events she shared with her Dad over the years. But more important, I felt I knew Lonzo because of Amy's cheerful, warm and down to earth personality. You could readily see Amy was a reflection of her Dad who was also down to earth, funny, and always had a quick smile. So, we say good-bye to Lonzo today, But, his spirit and presence lives on in his daughter, Amy. God's Blessings and Grace be with you Lonzo.

Theresa DalBianco

August 16, 2019

Amy, what a touching tribute to your dad.
I never realized how much you resemble him. May he rest in peace with your beautiful mom. Love and hugs to you all.

Diane Van Cura

August 16, 2019

I will always remember Lonzo as a person who knew how to have fun and make everyone laugh. No project was too big or too small for Lonzo. My son who was maybe 8 at the time asked him to help put a tile floor in his clubhouse in the yard. Lonzo came with all his tools and his cold beer and taught my son how to lay tile. We laughed seeing the two of them in this tiny clubhouse but the tile turned out perfect and provided us with many happy memories of a really great man. Now you are together again with the love of your life. Rest in peace Lonzo, until we meet again.

Amy Knoop

August 15, 2019

Amy Knoop

August 15, 2019

Amy Knoop

August 15, 2019

Amy Knoop

August 15, 2019

Amy Knoop

August 15, 2019

Amy Knoop

August 15, 2019

Amy Knoop

August 15, 2019

FROM THE FAMILY