Lonnie J. Ratterman

Lonnie J. Ratterman, 75, of Springfield, IL, passed away on May 14th, 2022 at his home surrounded by family. He was born in Oklahoma City, OK, on September 7, 1946 to George and Maxine Ratterman. He was preceded in death by his father George. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Pamela Dyer Ratterman.

Also surviving are his three sisters, Sharon Swain of Lexington, KY, Susan (Richard) Gwillim of Carlinville, IL, Kathleen (Michael) Butler, of Milton WI, and brother Richard (Jean) Ratterman of Glen Carbon, IL; two sons, Nicholas Ratterman of Springfield, IL, and Nathan Ratterman of Troy, IL; two grandchildren, Gracyn and Ayla Ratterman; and several nieces and nephews.

He worked at Turris Coal for 29 years. When he retired, he took on a part-time position at the Central Illinois Blood Center and then at Springfield Clinic.

He was an Army Veteran and served in the Vietnam War. He was captain of his high school basketball team, and a graduate of Sacred Heart Catholic School in El Reno, OK. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and many outdoor activities. He savored time with family and friends. The joy of his life was his two granddaughters.

Sincere and special thanks to the MMC Hospice for care given to Lonnie and family.

Memorial Gathering: 10 – 11:30 am, Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Blessed Sacrament Church.

Funeral Mass: 11:30 am, Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Blessed Sacrament Church with Reverend Steve Pohlman officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.

Memorial contributions will be made to Land of Lincoln Honor Flight or Sangamon County Inter-Veterans Burial Detail.

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