Lonny M. Duce was born on December 15, 1947 at Shelley, Idaho; he is the son of Daniel and Mary (Jones) Duce. Lonny married Jenny Beal on December 5, 1969 at Idaho Falls, Idaho. Lonny and Jenny have seven children and twenty-eight grandchildren.
Lonny started in funeral service in 1968 serving as a resident trainee in Blackfoot, Idaho. He received his license in 1973 and became employed with Shoshone Funeral Services of the Silver Valley. He became manager of this company in 1982 and in 2004, Lonny and his wife Jenny, purchased the funeral home. Lonny also served as Shoshone County Coroner for twenty plus years.
Lonny is a member and past president of the Idaho Funeral Service Association; he has served on the State of Idaho Board of Morticians and has also served on the board of the Idaho State Association of County Coroners.
Within his community, Lonny served on the Shoshone Medical Center Hospital Board for ten years; he is a member and past exalted ruler of the Kellogg Elks #1841; a member of the Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout); and serves as Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints- Kellogg Ward; Lonny is also a member of the Historic Wallace Chamber of Commerce and the Historic Silver Valley Chamber of Commerce. Lonny was one of the founders and helped to formulate the Shoshone County Youth Accountability Board. He also helped with Little League baseball for twelve years.
Lonny loves and enjoys his family, fishing, golfing, camping and his Saint Bernard dog- Major.
Lonny sold the business to Debbie Mikesell in 2012; to which he then retired.