Lonnie “Lon” Weaver, 61, of East Alton, passed away at 1:23 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Saint Louis University Hospital in St. Louis surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on Dec. 14, 1953, in Wood River, the son of J. Glenn Weaver of Edwardsville and the late Helen M. (Drainer) Weaver. He married the former Michele Rook on March 22, 1975, in Rosewood Heights, and she survives. Other survivors are two sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Val Weaver of Edwardsville, Luke and Kourtney Weaver of Troy; seven grandchildren, Carsyn, Jackson, Yale, Evi, Greyer, Loch and Rowdy; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Nancee and Kelly Bury of St. Charles, Mo., Anna and Max Ellis of Oklahoma City, Okla., Dee Sido of East Alton; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Dan and Debi Weaver of Wood River, Chris and Marianne Weaver of Switzerland, Claude and Tammy Weaver of Wheaton; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, David and Ginger Rook of Rosewood Heights; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joe and Lisa Rook of Edwardsville; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Melissa and Bob Perica of Edwardsville; a special aunt, Joyce Kirby of Glen Carbon; an uncle and aunt, Dick and Marilyn Karns of East Alton; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; and other extended family and friends.
Lon practiced law in the Riverbend for 34 years. He was a volunteer firefighter for the Holiday Shores Fire Department and Rosewood Heights Fire Department for more than 25 years. He was a past school board member for the Roxana School District. A former member of the Bethalto Knights of Columbus, he was a member of the Madison County Bar Association. Lon was a member of Ducks Unlimited and Migratory Water Fowl Inc. He was a season ticket holder for the St. Louis Cardinals for 25 years. He loved hunting and fishing.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Jeanine Haselhorst Weaver.
In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River with a prayer service at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Bethalto. Father Tom Liebler will be the celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Our Lady Queen of Peace or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online guestbook available at www.pitchfordfuneralhome.com.