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Ronald Loneman

Ronald Loneman

Jul 16, 1958 - Nov 15, 2021
Ronald Loneman, 62, of Fort Washakie passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021, in Cherokee, North Carolina. A wake will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at Gerald Loneman’s residence, 498 Ethete Road. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 22, 2021, at Gerald Loneman’s residence, 498 Ethete Road with burial to follow at Friday Cemetery.

Ronald Lynn Loneman was born on July 16, 1958 in Lander, WY to Rutherford and Catherine (Groesbeck) Loneman. He grew up on the Wind River Reservation attending Mill Creek Elementary and Wyoming Indian High School. He also attended Chilocco Indian School in Oklahoma. After high school he attended Kicking Horse Job Corps in Renan, MT where he obtained a Heavy Equipment Certificate in 1981.

Ronald was baptized into the Catholic faith and participated in the church as well as his traditional Native American ceremonies.

He worked with various companies in Oklahoma and Casper, WY and he worked for the Arapahoe Ranch outside of Thermopolis. He was a member of the Sho-Rap Firefights based out of Fort Washakie, WY. He took pride in his work ethic.

Ronald like to sketch and draw in his free time and he liked working with his hands. He loved his traditional culture and ceremonies, he was a past participant in the Sundance and Painter in the Lodge. Above all he loved his family, his many nieces and nephews, and the mountains. The mountains were special to him and he was at home whether he was there for recreation or for work related.

He is survived by his son, Sidney Willow; brother, Gerald Loneman, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rutherford and Catherine Loneman; brother, Bruce Loneman; and sister, Ava Denis Loneman.

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Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.