October 6, 2012
Unfortunately, my brother, Lonny Paul Weltzer, passed away earlier this week. As you may know from what has been written here, he had suffered from a rare blood disease called myelofibrosis and had been fighting the complications of that condition for several years. When he couldn’t fight it any longer, he passed over peacefully in his sleep just before Midnight on Tuesday.
Lonny and his wife Deb moved to Austin, Texas shortly after he retired in 2010. His daughter Lisa also lives in Austin with her husband and two sons. His younger daughter Laurel lives in Greeley, Colorado with her husband and son.
We will have a memorial gathering in the Arvada, Colorado area, where he grew up, in early November; but the plans for that are not yet finalized. I can let you know about the gathering sometime soon.
In lieu of flowers, you may make a charitable contribution in Lonny’s memory, if you feel inclined to do so. An organization that seems relevant is the MPN Research Foundation, 180 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1870, Chicago, IL 60601. Additional information is available at the Foundation’s website – either:
http://www.mpnresearchfoundation.org/quick-online-donate or http://www.mfchallenge.org/Donate-to-MF-Challenge.