Lonny Lee Crass Sr., age 64, of Rhinelander passed away August 5, 2012. He was born on August 7, 1947 in Tomahawk, WI, to Virginia Ahles. He was adopted and raised by his grandparents, Louis and Gertrude Crass of Irma, WI. Lonny graduated from Tomahawk High School in 1965. He was a member of the Tomahawk-Merrill National Guard. He married his wife Bev in 1968 and they moved to Rhinelander shortly after. Lonny enjoyed traveling, cooking, wood-working, hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. He also enjoyed bird watching and catnapping with his beloved pets, Summer and Sara.
Lonny is survived by his wife Bev, son; Lonny (Kristin) Crass Jr. of Stevens Point, WI, and daughter; Jacqueline Crass of Wausau, WI, grandson; Jordan, brothers; James Crass (Lorraine) of Irma, WI, Roger Crass (Marge) of West Bend, WI, Michael Ahles (Tammy) of Harshaw, WI, Kevin Ahles (Carol) of Tomahawk, WI, and sister; Nancy Ahles (Ken) of Las Vegas, NV.. He was preceded in death by his mother; Virginia Ahles, adoptive parents; Louis and Gertrude Crass, brother; Melvin and sisters; Evelyn and Shirley.
A private family gathering will be held for Lonny at a later date.
Hildebrand-Russ Funeral Home 715-365-4343 is assisting the family with arrangements. All are invited to light a candle, or leave an online condolence at hildebrandfh.com