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Clifford “Don” Lontz, age 78 of Lansing, IL, passed away Monday morning December 28, 2020. Don is survived by his wife Patricia Ann Lontz (nee Blom). Father to Tina (Michael) Barnhart, and Susan (Jason) Sherwood. Grandpa to four grandchildren: Kelli Lewandowski, Evan Sherwood, Hunter Sherwood, and Soren Sherwood. Brother to Ken (Marcie) Lontz, Jan (Andy) Lontz Schuyler, Ed (Elaine) Lontz, and Eva Lontz Prine. Don was preceded in death by his parents Clifford G Lontz, and Evelyn Lontz (nee Doorn). A memorial service for Don will be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood IL at a later date to be determined.
Don graduated high school in New Jersey in 1960 and then enlisted in the US Marine Corps where he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, and the Rifle Sharp Shooter Badge. Don worked at RR Donnelly’s and A&M Printing before establishing his own printing business, Clifford Graphics. Don served the community for many years through the PTA, and the Lansing Lions Club. Don was a long standing member of the Edward Schultz American Legion Post 697. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Don’s name to Honor Flight Chicago, www.honorflightchicago.org/donate. Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home has been entrusted with Clifford’s care.
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