OBITUARY

Donald L. "Butch" Loshe

December 9, 1953April 12, 2019
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Donald L. “Butch” Loshe, 65, of Fort Wayne passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 at his sister’s home in Ossian. He was born on December 9, 1953, in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Donald E. and Carolyn A. Loshe. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He worked for the United States Postal Service as a mailman for 37 years before retiring. He loved jammin with his best friend, Ron (Barb) Barnes; cousin, Dan Loshe; and sister, Kathy (and her late husband, Jim). He loved to play music and was in several bands over the years including, The Mean Eyed Cat. He enjoyed all country music, John Prine was one of his favorites. He also enjoyed fishing, going to the casinos, the Chicago Bears, and the Cincinnati Reds. He will be remembered for his ability to light up the room and appreciating all things outdoors. He was a member of the Three Rivers Visiting Dogs. Surviving family include his golden doodle, Dixie; sisters, Kathy Stark of Ossian and Debra Loshe of Fort Wayne; nephews, Johnny (Jami) Johnson of Fort Wayne, Frank (Betsy) Andersen of Mundelein, Illinois; niece, Brandi (Dan) Groth of Maryville, Tennessee; ex-wife, Sharon Loshe of Fort Wayne; and step grandchildren, Hank Borton of Fort Wayne, and Juliana, Tyler, and Sam Johnson of North Carolina. Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by his daughter, Chrissy; nephew, Larry Johnson; and brother-in-law, Jim Stark. Funeral service will be 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian with visitation two hours prior. Visitation will also be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Poe Williamsport Cemetery, Poe. Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice or Riley Children’s Hospital.

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Services

19 April

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home

120 West Mill Street
Ossian, Indiana 46777

19 April

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home

120 West Mill Street
Ossian, Indiana 46777

20 April

Visitation

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home

120 West Mill Street
Ossian, Indiana 46777

20 April

Funeral Service

12:00 pm

Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home

120 West Mill Street
Ossian, Indiana 46777

20 April

Final Resting Place: Poe Williamsport Cemetery

Poe Williamsport Cemetery


Poe, Indiana

REMEMBERING

Donald L. "Butch" Loshe

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Joseph Culver

April 16, 2019

Whew! Where to begin? Don was one of my best friends. I met him upon his discharge from the Marines...we had that in common. Music also in common. I played my guitar for four hours Sunday, and still didn't complete many songs that we did together. Rest in peace, my friend. So many memories...My condolences to the Loshe family, Kathy and Deb, especially. When I make my next trip back to FW, we will have to do a cookout.

Randy Baumgartner

April 16, 2019

I can't picture Don without seeing a big smile on his face. His enthusiasm and love of life were infectious. You always knew something fun was going to happen when Don was around. Gone way too soon.

Doc Deaton

April 15, 2019

Met Don 44 years ago.
We were both just discharged from service and starting college.
We went on to both retire from postal service.
Over the years we bowled together, partied together.
I met his parents, his daughter, and his two sisters.
There are many fond memories I have with him and will cherish them.
I want to pass my condolences on to his family and friends.
Simply stated he was a good man.
RIP my brother!!

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