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Thursday November 17th, 2022
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Lonni D. Fornwald

Lonni D. Fornwald, age 58, of 1120 Numidia Dr., Catawissa (Numidia), died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday November 13, 2022.

Born in Bloomsburg on October 28, 1964, he was the son of Linda (Schlieder) Heller and the late Dale E. Fornwald. He was a lifelong resident of the area and a 1982 graduate of Bloomsburg High School.

Lonni was employed as a corrections officer at S.C.I. Coal Township for 22 years, retiring in 2015.

He served with the U.S. Air Force from 1982-1987. Lonni was a member of Valley of Bloomsburg Post 273, American Legion, for 25 years and the Auxiliary of VFW Post 804. He belonged to Bloomsburg Elks Lodge 436 for 31 years.

He was a coach for the Roaring Creek Valley baseball league from T-Ball to teener league. He was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan and Cleveland Browns fan. He enjoyed his fishing trips to Haneyville, PA and Pulaski, NY.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Shannon Kay Fornwald; his step-father, Guy Boyer; and his father-in-law, David E. Sanders.

Surviving are his wife, the former Tammy J. Sanders, with whom he celebrated his 19th wedding anniversary on March 8, 2022; a son, Bo Kiessling, and his wife Kelsey, of Trevorton; a grandson, Brayden Kiessling; mother, Linda, wife of Larry Heller, of Espy; sister, Sheila Kile, and her significant other Francis French, of Mount Rose; and a niece, Erin Kile, and her fiancé Tyler Todd, of Newtown Square.

Funeral services will be held on Friday November 18, 2022 at 11 a.m. in the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg, with pastor Kim Rossi, officiating. Interment in Elan Memorial Park with military honors by the U.S. Air Force and the combined VFW and American Legion honor guard. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 6-8 p.m.

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Lonnie was a kind person, who will always be remembered by those whose lives he touched. Our sincere condolences to Tammy, Bo, and family. He loved you guys with all his heart!
Rest In Peace! ❤️

Danny and Patty Casey Nov 19 2022 12:17 AM

Lonni loved to make people laugh. He will be missed. You have our deepest sympathy.

Theodore and Renee Benza Nov 18 2022 10:17 AM

Lonni was like a brother to me. I will miss his redneck sense of humor. So many memories over the years! Lonni will definitely be missed at all of the Girton gatherings! Tammy, Bo and family, we are always here for you.

Andrea Girton Heckman Nov 18 2022 8:51 AM

Our prayers and deepest sympathy Tammy, Bo and Family!

Michael & Charlotte Heckman Nov 16 2022 4:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lonni Fornwald

Michael & Charlotte Heckman Nov 16 2022 4:20 PM

I will miss him. He was a great friend.

Kyle Laubach Nov 16 2022 3:53 PM

Tammy and Bo, So, so sorry for your loss. I didn't really know Lonnie but I do know that he was a very special person in Bo's life. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Kathy Kiessling Nov 16 2022 2:49 PM

Our deepest sympathies to Tammy, Sheila and Lonni’s mom. We worked at Domino’s pizza a long time ago with him. I remember running in to him after that. We always had fun times with him at Domino’s. He will be missed and just remember the memories that you had with him.

Dick and Shirley Mapes Nov 16 2022 8:16 AM

Dear Tammy and Bo,
So sorry to hear about Lonnie. He was such a nice person. He made RCV baseball fun. Our prayers are with you.
The Melick family

ANN MELICK Nov 15 2022 9:03 PM

Worked with Lonni at SCI Coal Township. A good Friend/Brother will be missed dearly. My Deepest Condolences to Lonni's Wife and Family. You All are in my thoughts and prayers.

John Schenewerk Nov 15 2022 7:59 PM

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