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Lonny Franzstack Jarkesy March 17, 1927 — December 22, 2021

Lonny Franzstack Jarkesy, age 94, died peacefully in Boise, Idaho on Wednesday, December 22, 2021. Lonny was born in Schweinfurt, Germany on March 17, 1927. She grew up in Germany and survived the perils of World War II.

Lonny arrived on the shores of America on Thanksgiving Day, 1946. She first resided in New York City, and later moved to Miami where she met and married her loving husband, Joseph, who preceded her in death in 2016.

Joe and Lonny were married for 55 years and enjoyed an exciting and adventurous life, often traveling the world and discovering exotic foods and cultures. Lonny and Joe operated the Shalimar Motel and Steakhouse in Miami, Florida. She was the quintessential hostess, a gourmet cook and avid gardener. She was known for entertaining and hosting fantastic dinner parties enjoyed by family, friends, and even the occasional stranger.

Lonny is survived by her daughters, Jill of Sisters, and Karen (Michael) of Eagle, Idaho; her grandchildren, Blake, Evan, Alex, Lucas, and Matthew; and her great-grandchild, Elias. She is also survived by her stepchildren Arlene, Marilyn, Thomas, and George; seven grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home, 4061 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, on Friday, January 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will take place in Caballero-Rivero Woodlawn North Cemetery, Miami, on January 8.


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