Posted: Thursday, Aug 2nd, 2012
John L. Loos was born July 27, 1923 in Port Huron, Mich. He spent most of his life in Casper and loved many things. His first love was his family and spending time with them. He enjoyed coming to Pinedale and spending time with his son Bob hunting and fishing and visiting with their many friends. He especially enjoyed coming up for the Fourth of July for barbecues and the fireworks – he always said it was the best display in the state
He loved to play his accordion and was very gifted at it. He played at many nursing homes and retirement centers, getting all those old feet tapping with a polka.
He appreciated the outdoors and could often be found working in his garden. He was always willing to lend a hand to a neighbor or friend in need. He had many hobbies, including framing arrowheads, making elk antler lamps and collecting old coins.
John worked for most of his life in the oilfield, from drilling on rigs to becoming district manager for Christenson Diamond Company. He was a proud member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church for 35 years. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1944 and was very proud to serve his country. He got to go to Washington, D.C. last year with the Wyoming Veterans Honor Flight and enjoyed it very much, saying, “I got to see Obama’s house.”
He passed away peacefully in the home of his daughter Christy in Grand Junction, Colo. on July 19. He was laid to rest with a full honor ceremony the following Wednesday at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.
He is survived by his wife Dottie of 59 years; four sons, Alan Loos of Coos Bay, Ore., Bob Loos of Pinedale, Bill Loos of Crawford, Colo. and Thomas Neville of California; daughter Chrstina Armendarez of Grand Junction; brother Albert Loos of Hardin, Mont.; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to our local hospice at the Sublette Center.