John William Loudenslager, 80, of Janesville, Wis., died April 20, 2021 at Agrace Center for Hospice and Palliative Care. At his request, no service will be held.
John was born April 16, 1941 in Liberty to James and Florence Loudenslager, the eldest of his three siblings. He married Joyce Earl in 1962 and together they raised three children in Elkland.
In 1992, he moved to Janesville, Wis. and married Carol Loftus. He was preceded in death by both Joyce and Carol and is survived by his three children, Laurel Hoover (Doug), William Loudenslager (Gloria) and Susan Halulko (Dan); his eight grandchildren, John, Audrey, Kathleen, Jessica, Devin, Samuel, Jack and Genevieve, and ten great-grandchildren.
John's work ethic was unmatched. Through illness or injury, he worked tirelessly to provide for his family, starting in high school and stopping just last year due to the pandemic. As a traveler on sixteen wheels, he saw everything this country has to offer.
John was never without a furry friend - he had many pets of both the canine and feline variety throughout his life, but his favorite was his cat, Taz. He loved flowers and gardening and he was an amazing cook and baker. He had a quick smile, a disarming charm, and a quiet, gentle nature. In the last years of his life, he was fortunate to find companionship with a new friend who gave him joy through to his final hours. Together they enjoyed going to dinner theater, taking bus trips and spending many hours just chatting over a cup of coffee.
John will be missed by all who knew him.
The family is being assisted by Henke-Clarson Funeral Home. www.henkeclarson.com