Lonnie Scipioni, a lifelong Hibbing resident, died on January 10, 2021, at the
Saint Cloud Veterans Health Care facility where he resided for the past year.
He was born to Cecelia (Coss) and Londo Scipioni in Hibbing in 1952. He
attended parochial and public schools in Hibbing. He worked as a welder for US
Steel for 30 years. He served his country honorably in the Vietnam Conflict and
was given many commendations for valor. Lonnie was a partner in numerous local
businesses, served the community of Hibbing as a police commissioner, and was
active in the Elks Club, where he served in a leadership role. He was a member of
the Blessed Sacrament Church. He was an avid motorcyclist and traveled the
country from coast to coast numerous times. He had many friends and was never
at a loss for a joke or a story to make everyone smile.
Lonnie is survived by his siblings: JoAnn Roche of Virginia, Mike (Cindy)
Scipioni of Coon Rapids, Susan Scipioni of Saint Cloud. He is also survived by his
nephews and nieces: Joe(Jodi) Cerar, Jeff (Pam) Cerar, Gina (Jared Parviz)
Scipioni, Bridget (David) Meyer, Shannon (Tyler) Templer, and by grand
nephews, grand nieces, and numerous cousins. Lonnie was preceded in death by
his grandparents: Mildred and Charles Coss, and Alfred and Elizabeth Scipioni,
his parents, and nephew, Brian Cerar. Lonnie loved his God, his country, his
hometown, his family and friends, and his motorcycle. We will miss the twinkle in
his eye, his colorful language, and the rumble of his Harley.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date at Blessed
Sacrament Catholic Church in Hibbing, MN. Interment will be at the Maple Hill
Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the Assumption School in Hibbing, MN.
Arrangements are with Dougherty Funeral Home and Cremation Services