John Henry Losik |

John Henry Losik

John Henry Losik died Jan. 23. A rosary is planned today; there will be a Mass on Thursday in Basalt.

John Henry Losik died at his residence in Basalt on Jan. 23, 2006. He was 87 years old.

John was born July 16, 1918, in Franklin, Kan., to Louis and Geneieve (Migdol) Losik. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941-45 at Camp Carson and Camp Blanding, Fla. He lived in Chicago, as well as Peerless and Spring Glen, Utah, before moving to Glenwood Springs in 1959. He was a resident of Carbondale, where he lived near his daughter, Tina Grange, from 1961 until his death.

John worked in coal mines for 38 years in Utah and Colorado. He also did construction work in Aspen, Vail and Steamboat Springs. He was a custodian at Carbondale Elementary School and Tamarack Mall in Glenwood Springs. He enjoyed working with wood and helped several people in Carbondale with work on their homes. He also refinished furniture and enjoyed working in his yard and garden. He loved polka dancing.

John married Dorothy (Millarich) Horvath on Dec. 13, 1952. He is survived by his sons, Stephen (Nancy) Losik of Big Piney, Wyo., and Carl J. Losik of Casper, Wyo.; a daughter, Tina (Jimmy) Grange of Basalt; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and 11 brothers and sisters.A rosary will take place at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church in Basalt at 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 25, and there will be a Mass of resurrection at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church, 250 Midland Ave. in Basalt, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. He will be interred at Evergreen Cemetery in Carbondale.

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