Born: January 28, 1943 - Deceased: January 3, 2023
Lester “Lonnie” Hawthorne Jr., 79, of Belleville, IL, born Thursday, January 28, 1943, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Lonnie was a foreman for Paul Abt Inc. and a member of Faith Baptist Church in Belleville, IL.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Parents, Lester “Lon” Sr., and Jessie Mae, nee Shelton, Hawthorne
Surviving are his:
- wife, Katherine Lucille, nee Snyder, Hawthorne of Belleville, IL
- Janet (Larry) Dixon of Belleville, IL
- Brenda (Tom) Hunter of Fairview Heights, IL
- Katherine (Mark) Maue of Venus, TX
- Lester “Les” (Heather) Hawthorne III of Cadiz, KY
- Judy Edwards of Trenton, IL
- Nancy Abt of Sunrise Beach, MO
- Larry (Angela) Dixon
- Valerie (Justin) Ray
- Rachel Hunter
- Andrew Maue
- Stuart Maue
- Nathan (Brandi) Maue
- Zoe Maue
- Amber Hawthorne
- Michael “Alex” Hawthorne
- Great grandchildren:
- Carter Dixon
- Autumn Dixon
- Rebecca Dixon
- Caleb Dixon
- Calvin Dixon
- Claire Dixon
- Autumn Ray
- Abigail Ray
- Eli Ray
- Sophie Ray
- Avonlea Ray
- David Maue
- Madalyn Maue
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Dear Brother-in-law to Ronald and Donna Snyder. He is missed by all who knew him. We are thankful for the times we spent with Les and Kathy.
Kathy I am sorry for your loss–met you two when newly married, as was I to Mick
Kathy, Sooo sorry for your loss of your Daddy!!! I am praying for you snd your family!! I just read about it tonight on fb! Ibtried to write something while ago and it was likely dropped! I was saying how Bro. Judd andI had a lot of memories of Your folks when we lived in Belleville area, and Lenzburg! I never shall forget the night We found Tom agter Church and I called the Church for Pastor. Les answered phone, and they told us how fast your Dad “ flew “ across the parking lot as.he and Pastor were going to vehicles to come to our house!! ❤️🙏
What a good guy! He and Kathy were so pleasant and fun to be around! Some of our best friends and faithful church members! Go rest high on that mountain Les. Prayers for Kathy and the family.
To Lonnie’s family. I have known Lester since grade school. He was such a nice guy. I am sorry to see that he passed away. Father God, be with this family as they mourn.