John Gordon Loosli(1947 - 2018)

John Gordon Loosli, 71, of Anchor Point, Alaska passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life at a memorial service on September 15, 2018 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 850 Sterling Hwy, Homer, Alaska with, Robert Williams officiating. Private inurnment of John's cremated remains will take place at a later date in Anchor Point, Alaska.

John was born on May 23, 1947 in Rexburg, Idaho to John Franklin Loosli and Wanda Venitta Moore Loosli. He had lived most of his life in Alaska and graduated high school from Blackfoot, Idaho. He served in the U.S. Navy 4 years on the USS Bushnell out of Florida and served on a submarine in Scotland. He married Lilliane Drake on June 16, 1970 in Homer, Alaska and they had 3 children they raised in Alaska. He had worked for Unocal in North Kenai, Alaska as a pipefitter/welder and retired in 1999. He moved to Andrews with Lilliane in 1999, and then he returned to Anchor Point in 2015. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and building with his hands. His children fondly remember the Alaska lifestyle they shared with him. There was always plenty of fish, moose and clams to be had. He also loved to spend time with his two cats, Spunky and Kandy. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Andrews, TX and Homer, Alaska.

John is survived by his spouse, Lilliane Drake Loosli of Andrews, 2 sons, Steve A. Loosli and wife, Renee, of Andrews, TX, Eric N. Loosli and wife, Sharla, of Lubbock, TX, 1 daughter, Brenda R. Beecken of Andrews, TX, 2 sisters, Vanita Thurmond of Anchor Point, Alaska and Penny Owens of Kenai, Alaska, 1 brother, Frankie Loosli of Anchor Point, Alaska, 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Franklin Loosli and Wanda Venitta Moore Loosli and brother, Diamond Loosli.

Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Sept. 12, 2018