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Dooley Funeral Home Antwerp
Wednesday June 22nd, 2022
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
Thursday June 23rd, 2022
9:00am - 9:45am

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Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
Thursday June 23rd, 2022

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Lonnie Bostelman

Lonnie Lee Bostelman, 79, of Antwerp, passed away at home on Thursday, June 16, 2022.

Lonnie was born in Holgate on May 14, 1943, a son of the late Helen Catherine (Armbruster) and Harry George Bostelman.

He graduated from Holgate High School and then received his B.S. and Masters from BGSU. Lonnie taught and coached basketball at Antwerp High School. He went on to be assistant principal for Paulding High School for 25 years. Lonnie served on the Paulding County Carnegie Library board for 19 years. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church.  You could always count on Lonnie to cheer for his family at their sporting events and for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Lonnie loved to fish, especially at Fletcher's Pond in Michigan, where his family vacationed almost every year.

Lonnie will be sadly missed by his wife, Linda  (Kreighbaum) Bostelman, to whom he was married on his birthday, May 14, 1977; children, Terrance Graven, Lonnette (Stacie) Bostelman-Holley, Catherina (Zach) Richards, Shawn (Cindy) Brewer & Jennifer (Ryan) Anderson; sisters, Mary Ann Hetrick & Connie (Rick) Musshel; grandchildren, Luke, Lydia & Landon Brewer, Zane & Ethan Richards and Corinne, Easton & Jack Anderson.

Viewing is Wednesday, June 22nd,  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, 202 W. River Street, Antwerp.

His funeral service is on Thursday, June 23rd, 10:00 am, with viewing, 9:00 am - 9:45 am at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 3497 County Rd 424, Antwerp.

He will be laid to rest at Saint John Lutheran Cemetery, Holgate.

Memorials are to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, PO Box 1024, Antwerp, Ohio 45813.

Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com


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So many memories so I'm just going to say "Thank you Mr. Bostelman!" RIp

Mary Leinard Jun 29 2022 5:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lonnie Bostelman

Tom and Shelly Duck Jun 23 2022 1:41 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lonnie Bostelman

Nancy Campbell Jun 21 2022 1:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lonnie Bostelman

Mary plum Jun 21 2022 1:18 PM

So sorry for your loss.

Keith and Marlene (Walter) Eberle Jun 21 2022 12:45 PM

I was fortunate to serve with Lonnie on the Paulding County Carnegie Library Board until his retirement. He always listened and heard opinions before calling for a vote. Board members respected Lonnie and his fairness. Sending lots of hugs, blessings and prayers to his much-loved family. Cherish all of those wonderful family memories and hold them close to your hearts.

Sue E. Derck Jun 21 2022 12:20 PM

Condolences to Lonnie's family! I remember him as my driver's ed teacher. I hated those curvy roads, and it was always my turn to drive on them! He gave me the confidence to conquer those curves! Rest in peace!

Sandy Doster Swann Jun 21 2022 10:00 AM

Lonnie was my biology teacher and drivers Ed instructor at Antwerp in the early 70's. One of my memories was he was teaching class and someone was sleeping. He didn't miss a beat, picked up a trash can, kept on teaching and dropped it as loud as he could beside the kid! Made the class laugh but not the kid that woke up. Then when I went to teach at PEVS he was there as a colleague. Good guy. Will be missed.

Jan Kohart Jun 20 2022 9:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lonnie Bostelman

Martha Meyer Jun 20 2022 5:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lonnie Bostelman

Ken and Sue Young Jun 20 2022 11:48 AM

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