Lonnie Leon Crowley
January 27, 1939 – June 21, 2019
TWIN FALLS - Lonnie Crowley passed peacefully on June 21, 2019 from complications of heart disease. He was born January 27, 1939 to Herbert and Anna Mae (Decker) Crowley in Gainesville, MO. At the age of 17 (1956) he enlisted in the US Army. During leave on March 31, 1957 he married Janice Colleen Christiansen in Oregon, MO. They were happily married for 25 years. Together they had five children: Herb (Jackie), Randy (Colleen), Treasa Overlin (Robert), Stan (Mary), and Kimberly Crowley McCabe (Darrell). Lonnie was a foreman at the OPPD nuclear power plant in Peru, NE during its construction. He was a lifelong member of the laborer’s union. He went on to own and operate a sanitation company in Nebraska City, NE which he later sold. He then moved to Idaho after which he and Janice separated.
In 1983, he met Juanita Nicholson they were together for 24 years. During which time he met her brother-in-law Kay Bernard who became his Very Best friend. Lonnie founded LJ Products in 1984. They travelled to flea markets and fairs throughout the southwest offering aluminum rod and selling miscellaneous goods. Juanita died in 2007. After which Janice and Lonnie reconnected and enjoyed life with their children, 20 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 4+1 on its way great, great grandchildren. Lonnie was at his happiest while his grandchildren and great grandchildren were in his presence. Many happy times were spent in his backyard and at the lake on his pontoon boat with family. Lonnie was fondly known as the Lawn Mower Guy. On any given weekend he could be found at the local auctions and yard sales always looking for the next good deal of which he found many. Lonnie never met a stranger in all of his travels and was well liked by all.
Lonnie leaves a legacy of never giving up and family first. He is survived by five generations including his heartbroken children Herb, Treasa, Stan; many grandchildren; devoted niece Sheila and loving companion Janice Crowley.
Lonnie was sadly preceded in death by his parents, brothers, sister, his son Randy Crowley Sr., and his daughter Kimberly Crowley McCabe.
The family would like to give special thanks to nurse Marsha for the excellent care she gave our Father before he had to go on hospice. And also to the nurses at Idaho home health and hospice.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave E. in Twin Falls with a viewing one hour prior to the service at 1 p.m.
Condolences may be left at www.reynoldschapel.com.
- Herbert Crowley, Father (deceased)
- Anna Mae Crowley, Mother (deceased)
- Janice Colleen Crowley, Loving Companion
- Herb (Jackie) Crowley, Son
- Randy (Colleen) Crowley, Son (deceased)
- Treasa (Robert) Overlin, Daughter
- Stan (Mary) Crowley, Son
- Kimberly (Darrell) McCabe, Daughter (deceased)
- Devoted Sheila, Niece
- 20 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, and 4+1 great, great, grandchildren.
- Lonnie McCann, Casket Bearer
- Westley Overlin, Casket Bearer
- Charles Crowley, Casket Bearer
- Cassie Crowley, Casket Bearer
- Colton Crowley, Casket Bearer
- Randy Crowley, Casket Bearer
- Archie Crowley, Casket Bearer
- Visitation Thursday, June 27, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, June 27, 2019
Lonnie Leon Crowley
June 27, 2019
There are no words that can express how very much I am going to miss you. I am so thankful to our Lord that I was given the opportunity to see you one last time , I will forever hold that memory in my heart along with that laugh of yours and the twinkle in your eye . I love you so much Grandpa and I know you are flying high with my momma and uncle Randy. RIP to the greatest man I have ever known!
June 26, 2019
I have known Lonnie for 30 years. From auctions and his business. He was fun to talk to and I will miss his smile. I learned early behind his gruff was a caring man. He loved his family . I will miss him
June 26, 2019
I will always treasure the memories of my Grandpa Lonnie. I could always count on good conversation and good laughs
from fishing trips as a kid and adult with my own kids, camping, watching my ball games growing up, to general chit chat. He was exactly what I think of when I think of a grandpa. My kids were abundantly blessed to know their great grandfather, and have many fond memories of him themselves. He will be missed.
June 25, 2019
I will treasure the memories of you forever grandpa! Your smile, jokes and contagious laughter will always be remembered and missed. Thank you for being a role model and inspiration for your kids, grandkids, great grandkids and the legacy you have left for your great great grands!
Love you and will forever miss you
June 25, 2019
There is no way to express how much this man meant to me . So many wonderful visits and phone calls over the years . Praying for all his family who will miss him so much as they adjust to life without him . It's so hard to imagine life without him .