John Gordon Loosli

Editor’s note: The obituary has been changed to correct the birth year.

John Gordon Loosli

May 23, 1947 – Sept. 4, 2018

John Gordon Loosli, 71, of Anchor Point, Alaska died on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 in Anchorage, 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 four 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 three 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, Texas and Homer, Alaska.

John is survived by his spouse, Lilliane Drake Loosli of Andrews; two sons, Steve A. Loosli and wife, Renee, of Andrews, Texas, and Eric N. Loosli and wife, Sharla, of Lubbock, Texas; daughter, Brenda R. Beecken of Andrews, Texas; sisters, Vanita Thurmond of Anchor Point, Alaska and Penny Owens of Kenai, Alaska; brother, Frankie Loosli of Anchor Point, Alaska; nine grandchildren; five 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.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life at a memorial service 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 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.

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