God will care for you during your sadness. I know you will miss Loney but when Keith left to be with our Lord and Savior his earthly body was truly worn out so I could truly rejoice in his going to our Lord. I know your family will care for you but if you want to hear a voice some time I am here to talk. With love in Christ,
Kathleen Rathjen, June 18, 2022 My wife, Marie, and I moved into Country Club Estates about 45 years ago. During that time the Childs' and the Duncan's became very good friends and neighbors. Loney and I would have many late night sessions in my game room discussing our careers, technology through the years, computers, politics and many other topics. My wife, Marie, passed to her Lord suddenly about 5 years ago. So I know how devastated Jeannine is with the loss of her partner in life. My thoughts and prayers are with Jeannine, Cosette, Liz, and Christine and all their families. Loney Duncan was a good man and a terrific friend. I will miss him very much. Bill Childs
William Childs, June 17, 2022 Jeannine, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. The two of you have been an amazing "team" not only for your family but for many Adventist churches over the years. Jerry and I were privileged to know and work with Loney at Richardson and Crosswalk. We at Crosswalk have been praying for you during this trying time. Now Loney is asleep in Jesus waiting for the GREAT Resurrection Day! Until then..... Blessings to all of you.
Debbie White, June 17, 2022 Dear Jeannine: Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. We will be sure to keep you and your family lifted up in prayer as you go through this most difficult time. Know that Loney is asleep in Jesus, and that we WILL see him again on that glorious day. May God's Richest Blessings be Yours, -Groves Groves and Melonie Flemming (Ruth's Son and his Wife), June 15, 2022 I first met Loney in 1961 on my first trip to Cedar Rapids. I was there to learn about the SRC-16. A part of the system was multi couplers which Loney had a large hand in developing & was fortunate to work alongside him during a modification to that system on the west coast in the mid-60's. I also looked forward to our visits at the retiree's meetings. I was very concerned when I didn't see him in April. Many things could be written about Loney's character, but I will only say if you would look in the dictionary under "Gentleman" you could well see a picture of Loney, Rest in peace good buddy.
glen dodson, June 14, 2022 We will miss seeing your dad at church teaching Sabbath school. It’s so hard saying goodbye. I like to think of it as a see you later. Until the great day where we will be reunited with our loved ones again. May the peace of God be with the family comforting your hearts while we carry on the rest of our lives on this earth. Hold on tight to all the memories-Natalia
Abdalla Family , June 12, 2022 My father, Albert Underwood, and Loney were the best of friends in their growing up years in Coffeyville, KS. Whenever the family came to visit their parents, Lon & Viola, there would also be a visit with our family too, as Loney also went to grade school with my mother, Hope. It was so interesting to hear Albert and Loney reminisce about the things they did as boys. Their stories always started out with laughter about items they placed on the railroad tracks and them running to hide just before a train came through. I’m sure these must have been Loney’s ideas and my dad was his helper!!! They got into trouble many times doing this. I’m sure my dad would have gone to France with Loney if the army hadn’t rejected my dad due to his flat feet, saying he couldn’t march. Loney was a great man with so much intelligence!!!! He loved the Lord and lived his life to honor God! I know his family will miss him terribly. My parents are already sleeping in their graves, waiting for that unknown day when the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout and the voice of an archangel and the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. I can’t wait for that day!!!! Cheryl Underwood Jorgenson, June 10, 2022 A few years ago, I got to meet and know Loney. He contacted me to be a net control station for some of the flights of "Fifi", a restored B-29 WWII bomber. Loney and others installed a Collins ART-13 WWII transmitter on board. Loney was the on-board operator on a flight from Texas to Iowa, and I remember talking to him all the way and helped direct his communication traffic. Later on, I happened to be in Dallas on business, and we met for lunch and he gave me a tour of the hangar where FIFI was located. I am glad to have known Loney and to learn about him and his experiences at Collins Radio. He was certainly one of a few who set the high standard for radio communication equipment at Collins Radio. Rod Perala W5CZ, June 9, 2022 Loney was a man of great charm and infectious enthusiasm who left his imprint on his friends and colleagues. We shall all miss him as we have all lost not only a great friend with incredible intellect, but also a wonderful human being. With my deepest sympathy, Michael Salour, June 9, 2022 It was an honor to know Loney. I was a young researcher at Rockwell. Loney, as a senior corporate staff officer, was instrumental in guiding me through the labyrinth of the bureaucracy at Rockwell. More importantly, Loney risked his own reputation to help get my my project approved by senior management. Most of his peers and even my immediate boss would not risk their reputation for high risk/high reward research project that turned out to be a major piece of a company (spun off by Rockwell) that today is called Skyworks. I do not know if Loney ever received the recognition he deserved from Rockwell for making this possible. But I felt I needed to document his invaluable contribution. Sincerely, Lou Tomasetta Lou Tomasetta, June 9, 2022 I came to know Loney well and became good friends only after retirement when we worked together in the restoration of the radio operator's position on the B-29 FIFI. He also was a great wealth of knowledge and inspiration as he served on the Arthur A. Collins Board of Directors these past few years. I only wish I had had the opportunity to work under his leadership during my career at Collins. I enjoyed his companionship and he is certainly missed. Rod Blocksome, June 9, 2022 I am deeply saddened at hearing of Loney's passing. I appreciated his professional and personal friendship during the years we worked at Rockell, as well as in the years after retirement R.I.P. Gene Gene Pentecost, June 9, 2022 We are so sad to hear of Lonnie’s passing. Dearest Jeannine, your sweet love of your life is just resting now and awaiting the call of Jesus. And someday, you both will be reunited and see the face of God. Although we are not blood related, I have always felt a kindred with you my dear sweet friend. You and Lonnie have touched so many in this life with your love of Jesus. May God’s precious spirit fill you up as you continue each day living for Him. Charlotte and Ray Naizer, June 8, 2022