Lonnie Dwane Kriebel, 83, of Chillicothe, passed from this life at 8:31 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at Hospice of Dayton, after a brief illness. He was born Aug. 2, 1936 in Jackson County, Ohio, the son of the late Virgil R. and Isla A. (Pittenger) Kriebel. His wife of 35 years, Shirley M. (Carter) Kriebel, passed from this life on Nov. 26, 2016.
He is survived by children, Dwana Kriebel, Autumn (Pat) Recker and Lonnie D. (Kandice) Kriebel, Jr.; stepchildren, Melody Thompson, Danny Thompson and Teri Johnson; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; sister, LaRue Smith and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Lonnie was also preceded in death by stepson, Stanley Thompson.
Lonnie graduated in 1954 from Wellston High School where he was an outstanding football player. He was also a graduate of Kent State University and Ohio University of Athens. Lonnie loved to hunt, fish, camp and garden but most of all he loved his family.
Lonnie was a retired teacher of Buckeye Hills Career Center, a member of VICA and a 50-year member of the F&AM Bainbridge Lodge 196.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio State University Ross Heart Hospital or the Hospice of Dayton.
Friends may visit with Lonnie’s family from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 at the Smith-Moore-Ebright Funeral Home, Bainbridge, Ohio with Masonic service at 7 p.m.; with a brief funeral service to follow with Rev. Dane Knapp officiating. A private burial will take place in the Bainbridge Cemetery.
Those wishing to sign Lonnie’s online register may do so at www.ebrightfuneralhome.com