Lonnie D. Winberry
Papa also known as Wile E. Coyote super genius, 65 of Tulalip Wa. Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. He was tired and he was ready.
Lonnie and his other half of 50 plus years Vicky, lived and loved big! They raised 3 children together from Illinois to Washington. Tanya Schwertfeger (Jim Rentsch), David winberry, and Lacey Sawyer (Amanda Sawyer)
They cherished 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Family was the light of his life and that light glows on in his children, Grandchildren and great Grandchildren. He was a quiet, gentle person but his people knew they were deeply loved when he would reach out and grab a hug.
Papa had a great love for fishing and passed that passion on to his children and grandchildren that have precious memories of time spent getting up before the crack of dawn to head out on the water. He was a Mr fix it and our go to car and computer guy. His favorite spot at home was out on the deck, looking over the bay for birds, boats and whales. He was always looking for something to see and would excitedly share that with us. He was often accused by his wife of being spoiled because after he was unable to leave the house, he would jokingly say hey bring me….such and such thing and the family always did. He had a quirky sense of humor and would tease all the grandbabies with silly nick names. He loved spending time with family and would say I just want to see your face, sit right there so I can look at you. He was an extremely competitive spades player and loved to challenge his kids in a game. Whenever he was asked what he would like to eat it was hamburgers and Dr. Pepper soda, To say he will be missed seems inadequate, the void is unfillable.
Lonnie Requested no formal funeral service. The family is planning a private time to honor him.
Please share a hamburger and Dr. Pepper in his memory.