Lonnie E. Stefan, 79, passed away Aug. 14 in Moriarty. He was born Oct. 10, 1937 in Fort Sumner, to the late Samuel Franklin and Alice Bates. Lonnie was also preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Carmen Stefan. He is survived by his sons, Lonnie Stefan Jr. and wife Debbie of Wrightwood, Calif. and Larry Stefan and girlfriend Crystal of Moriarty; daughter, Christy E. Hollis of Ariz.; sister, Sue Ann Maynard and stepbrothers, Jerri-Paul Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, and Jessie Johnson; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Kanney, Lorenz Stefan, Janelle Hollis, Lawrence Stefan Jr. and A.J. Hollis; and many very special in-laws, nephews, and nieces, cousins, friends and co-workers. A memorial service is scheduled for Aug. 26 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Moriarty. The Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. with a Celebration of Mass to follow at 11. Interment will be at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his sons, Longene and Larry Stefan.