Lonnie Polson was born July 3, 1936, the son of Howard Ivan Polson and Ella Olena Haegert Polson, in Anthony, Kansas. He was a graduate of Okmulgee Oklahoma State Vo-Tech and his life work was spent as a mechanic, farmer and custom harvester. He and Ruth Hoskins were married February 15, 1958 and they had been married 63 years. They made their home in Cherokee where they first owned a carwash. Lonnie was a a custom harvester who started in 1954 with Donnie Dumbler, then went with Virgil Jenkinson and in 1979 after Virgil’s accident, his son, David, went with the harvest crew until 2000. They started in Randlett, Oklahoma and finished in Chugwater, Wyoming. Lonnie had worked for car dealerships in Cherokee beginning with Holderby Ford, then Monroe-Miller Motor Company which became Don Miller Motor Company and finally Bill Hurst Chevrolet. Lonnie worked as a Certified GM Mechanic for over 45 years and “turned his last wrench on Friday, April 23, 2021 in Wichita, Kansas.”
Lonnie is preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Jerald Murrow.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth of Cherokee; three sons, Steve Polson of Wakita, David Polson of Kiowa, Kansas and Dwight Polson of Cherokee; three grandchildren, Micah Polson and wife, Taylor, Madison Polson and Morgan Polson; two sisters, Norleen Murrow and Carole Pearson and husband, Lloyd; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many other family members.
There will be a graveside service for Lonnie on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Hawley Cemetery. Viewing will be first at Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. in Kiowa, Kansas on Thursday, April 29, 2021, 9:00 a.m. until noon. Then on Thursday afternoon, viewing will be at Lanman’s in Cherokee, Oklahoma 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Cherokee. www.lanmanmemorials.com Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.
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