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Lonnie Cavin


Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:02 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:52 a.m. CDT

Lonnie Cavin, 61, of Cromwell died July 9, 2014, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston.

Celebration of life graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at Maple Hill Cemetery in Cromwell. The Rev. Delores Doench will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Cromwell. No open visitation will be held. Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25, Creston, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be determined. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Lonnie Cavin, son of Naomi Louise (Lang) and Wesley Eugene Cavin, was born Jan. 15, 1953, in Blockton.

Lonnie graduated from Bedford High School in 1971.

Lonnie lived in Blockton for many years. He operated a filling station. Lonnie worked for Miracle Recreation in Mount Ayr and Precision Pulley of Lenox and Corning.

In 1988, Lonnie moved in Sheeptown, Va., and worked in construction and also refurbished McDonald’s playground equipment throughout many eastern states.

He returned to Blockton in 1993, where he worked in a mechanic, paint and repair shop.

On Aug. 16, 2003, Lonnie married Vicki Diane (Johnson) Rasmussen in Cromwell.

After marrying, they lived in Cromwell, and Lonnie worked for Bunn, then was self-employed doing construction before starting work at Fansteel.

Lonnie is survived by his wife Vicki Cavin of Cromwell; son Kevin Cavin (significant other Karrie) of Creston; stepson Jeremy (wife Katie) Rasmussen of Ankeny; brothers, Wesley (wife Luviana) Cavin of Barren Springs, Va., Roy Cavin of Boone, John Cavin of Blockton and Daniel “Jodey” Cavin (significant other Bobbie) of Speedwell, Va.; sister Mary Ann Hancock of Irwin, Ala.; half-brother David Holland of Brownville, Texas; brother-in-law Dean Buckhouse of Florescent, Colo.; grandchildren, Austin, Kali and Jacob Cavin, Taylor and Norah Rasmussen and Sonya and Tristan Ballard; and dogs, Missy and Maxie.

Lonnie was preceded in death by his parents and sister Gloria Buckhouse.

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