Lonnel Moon

February 8, 2018

obit Moon editNov. 23, 1940 – Feb. 1, 2018

Lonnel “Lon” Moon, age 77 of Marshall, went home to his Heavenly Father on Thursday, Feb. 1 at Heri­tage Pointe Care Center in Marshall. Memorial servic­es are 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9 at Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Mar­shall. Interment will be at a later date. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Hamilton Fu­neral Home in Marshall. A prayer service is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service, 10-11 a.m. Fri­day at the church.
Lonnel Lewis Moon was born Nov. 23, 1940 in Tracy to Harvey and Arloine (Lewis) Moon. He was raised by his mother and Arthur Scotting near Hendricks. He was raised a very faithful person, liv­ing just across the street from their church. He was baptized and confirmed at New Grove Evangelical United Brethren Church. He attended country school before Hendricks High School. After graduating with the Class of 1958, Lon went on to Beadle State College in Madison, South Dakota, then Westmar College in LeMars, Iowa, where he met Ms. Robin Sack. Lon started his life of education teaching for two years at a one-room school house in Brookings Coun­ty, South Dakota, then a couple more years in DeS­met, South Dakota.
On Aug. 27, 1965 Lon and Robin were united in marriage in Spring Valley. The couple moved to Mar­shall, where Lon taught 6th grade. After a brief pe­riod of teaching in Maple­ton, they returned to Mar­shall in 1969. Lon taught at Marshall Middle School, 1969-1979, then at South­west Minnesota State Uni­versity, 1979-1981. He finished his career teach­ing 5th grade at East Side and Parkside Elementary schools for 20 years. All told, he devoted over 40 years to his work and pas­sion of education.
Lon and Robin had two daughters, Joanna and Sarah, and shared over 52 years of marriage. Lon was a long-time member of Al­bright then Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Marshall. He served in many roles including both youth and adult education, youth leader, Wednesday morning Bible study, and served on various commit­tees and council positions. Lon was proud to be part of the team that started the Plum Creek Library Sys­tem. Lon was also known to sing with his family, at church, and as part of the Gospel 4 traveling quartet, sharing the good news of Christ’s salvation.
Lon was a spiritual per­son and led his life by faith. He was always ac­tive; enjoyments included antiques, refinishing furni­ture, caning (cane-woven furniture), playing piano, drama (both in high school and college), poetry, callig­raphy, framing and matting pictures, table-setting, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Lon went home to his Heavenly Father on Feb. 1 at the age of 77 years, two months and nine days. His long battle with Alzheim­er’s is now over. He will be dearly missed.
Lon is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Robin Moon of Marshall; daughters Joanna (Matt) McKenzie of Oakdale and Sarah (Russell) Svenning­son of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; four grandchil­dren—Anders Svenning­sen, Jack McKenzie, An­nika Svenningsen and Jude McKenzie; brothers Marlin (Janet) Scotting of Grand Junction, Colorado and Kevin Scotting of DeSmet, South Dakota; brother-in-law Charles (Betty) Ma­thison of Port Hueneme, California; sisters-in-law Karen (Darrell) Vreeman of Spring Valley, Deanna (Dave) Vonn of Rochester and Marlene (Judy Kenni­son) Sack of Ithaca, New York; nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandpar­ents Jonathon and Hannah Lewis, parents Arthur and Arloine (Lewis) Scotting, mother-in-law Dorothy (Sack) Lichty, fathers-in-law Arlo Sack and Wal­lace Lichty, infant brother Bruce Moon, brother-in-law Charlie Lichty and sis­ter-in-law Alona Scotting.
Arrangements by the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. Guest book and tribute wall available online at www.hamiltonfh.com.