Lonnie Bishop, 77

Lonnie Bishop, born on Feb. 19, 1941, passed away on April 24, 2018, at the age of 77.

He was a resident of North Manchester at the time of his passing. Lonnie served his country honorably by serving as an infantryman in the United States Army.  His bravery during the Vietnam War earned him multiple Purple Hearts, Bronze Star Medals and a Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.  Upon retiring from the United States Army as a senior non-commissioned officer, Lonnie resided in Lombard and Villa Park, Ill., for more than 20 years as a U.S Postal Mail Carrier. He was an avid sports fanatic. Lonnie loved his Chicago Cubs, March Madness, bowling, horse racing, and golf. Lonnie was on several bowling leagues throughout his long life in addition to always being on the golf course if weather permitted.

Lonnie is survived by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces and nephews and many, many friends.

A memorial service will be held on June 1, 2018, at noon at the chapel at Marion National Cemetery, 1700 East 38th St, Marion, IN 46952.

Military honors will immediately follow at the committal shelter at 1 p.m. at Marion National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations to either your local VFW or American Legion be made in honor of Lonnie Bishop.

Arrangements by Northern Indiana Funeral Care of Fort Wayne.


Posted on 2018 May 15