Alonzo "Lon" Sargent

1928 - 2018


Alonzo "Lon" Sargent, 90 yrs, of Ida, died Tuesday June 12, 2018, in his residence under Promedica Hospice. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, MI, on Friday June 15, 2018, from 2-8PM. He will lie in state on Saturday June 16, 2018 from 10 until the services at 11 AM in First Presbyterian Church of Erie, MI. Pastor Mike Gilbert will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle, MI.


Born June 10, 1928, in Omar, WV. Lon was the son of Greene and Carrie Sexton Sargent. He graduated from Devilbiss High School in 1948, Toledo, OH. He served with the US Army. He married Grace Jean Wright on March 10, 1951 in Erie, MI. Lon was the owner and operator for Boiler Control and Equipment Company, Toledo, OH from 1959-present and formerly worked for NEO Product in Erie, MI. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Erie, MI, Floral City Chorus, Barbershop Singer for 30 years, Long and Short of It Quartet, Boy Scout Master from 1960-1970, the Exchange Club and Planning Commission for Ida Twp. Lon loved to play guitar, camp, boy scouts, being with grandchildren/great grandchildren, building family homes and was always there to help someone.


Survivors include: his wife, Grace Jean; sons, Steven (Suzana), Thomas, David (Pamela), Robert (Joy), Edward (Wendi); a brother, Lawrence (Janice); sisters, Ilean (Gary) Alcock, Juanita (Richard) Warnke, Winona Powers, Sandra (Charles) Reid; 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and a daughter, Barbara Jean Sargent.


Memorial contributions can be made to: Promedica Hospice or First Presbyterian Church, of Erie.