(Rock Island Argus  Sunday, November 19, 2006)

Lonnie Elliott

Lonnie F. Elliott, 58, of Milan, died unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, while hunting on the family acreage.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan.  Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan, with a rosary recited at 3 p.m.  Entombment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline.  Memorials can be left to the Elliott family, which will be used for an education fund for his grandchildren.

Lonnie was born March 3, 1948, in Rock Island, son of Lonnie "Pete" and Louise Powers Elliott.  He married Tina Layer Sept. 6, 1969, in Milan.

Mr. Elliott was employed by Sears Manufacturing, Davenport, for more than 10 years.  Prior employment included twelve years at both Rock Island Arsenal and J.I. Case.

Lonnie was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Pheasants Forever, Alleman Booster Board Club and Alleman School Board.

Lonnie enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, cooking for his family, hunting, fishing, vacationing with his family, boating and golfing.

He enjoyed coaching many of his sons' athletic teams, including basketball at Jordan Catholic School and Milan Little League.

Lonnie is survived by his loving wife, Tina; sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher and Tracy Elliott, Milan, Joseph and Kimberly Elliott, Milan, Thomas and Shannon Elliott, Davenport; mother, Louise Tacey, Rock Island; grandchildren, Michael, Emily, Sydney, Cole and Baby Elliott expected in 2007; sister, Linda Elliott, Rock Island; mother-in-law, Alice Layer; sister-in-law, and spouse, Terry and Howard Holladay; brother-in-law and spouse, Thomas and Joyce Layer.  Lonnie was preceded in death by his father; infant sister, Janet; and father-in-law, John Layer.

Lonnie will be greatly missed by his family, especially his sons and wife who were his best friends.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanfuneralhome.com.

(© 2006 R I Argus)