John De Loose Jr.
March 17, 1925 – May 25, 2019
John De Loose, Jr. passed away peacefully on May 25, 2019 at the age of 94. He was born in Detroit, Michigan to John and Aleda De Loose on March 17th, 1925. Until the age of 18, John resided in Detroit. At that time, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard serving time in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska during World War II. John returned to Detroit after his honorable discharge where he met his future wife, Anna Lorraine Balestra. In August of 1947, John and Anna Lorraine married and shared a phenomenal bond for over 72 years.
John is survived by his wife and lifelong companion Anna Lorraine, his sons Larry John (Marina) and Dennis Michael (Ginny of Alaska), his six grandchildren Larry John, Brian, and Kimberly of Eastpointe Michigan and Melissa, Steven, and Andrew of Alaska, his nine great-grandchildren Brandon, Larry John III, Santino, Alexandria, Mackenzie, Chase from Eastpointe Michigan and Elijah, Caleb and Naomi of Alaska and his sister Marion Boutell of Allen, Texas.
John worked for Detroit Edison for thirty-five years before retiring in 1980. After his retirement, he and Anna Lorraine moved to Lake Worth, Florida. John was a Past Master and Lifetime member of Roseville Masonic Lodge # 522 F. & A. M., Past Patron of the Eastern Stars and served many years as Dad Advisor of the DeMolay Boys. John loved the game of golf. He was past President of the Men’s Golf Association for many years as well as the starter at the Lake Worth Municipal Golf course for over thirteen years. In the year 2000, John and Anna Lorraine moved into Palm Lake Condominium where he held many positions including Director and President of the Board of Directors.
The family will be taking John back to Detroit for a Masonic Service with the Roseville Lodge at Kaul Funeral Home-Roseville, Michigan 1PM Sunday, June 23, 2019. With a visitation from 11AM until the service. Share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for you to consider donating to the Shriners Hospital for Children.
- Anna Lorraine De Loose, Wife
- Larry John (Marina) De Loose, Son
- Dennis Michael (Ginny) De Loose, Son
He is also survived by his six grandchildren Larry John, Brian, and Kimberly of Eastpointe Michigan and Melissa, Steven, and Andrew of Alaska, his nine great-grandchildren Brandon, Larry John III, Santino, Alexandria, Mackenzie, Chase from Eastpointe Michigan and Elijah, Caleb and Naomi of Alaska and his sister Marion Boutell of Allen, Texas.
He was born in Detroit, Michigan to John and Aleda De Loose on March 17th, 1925.
- Memorial Visitation Sunday, June 23, 2019
- Memorial Service Sunday, June 23, 2019
John De Loose Jr.
August 18, 2019
I remember visiting Johnny, Lorraine, Larry, and Dennis in Detroit with my parents, Evelyn Mobouck and Raymond Rimer. You lived right behind my Aunt Marie. I also remember the family coming to visit my Grandmother Clara Arteel’s farm outside of Vaughnsvillle, OH. I remember Johny’s laugh when the adults would sit around the kitchen table playing cards and drinking beer.
June 22, 2019
We will miss Uncle Johnny- the best uncle two nephews could of ever had. His great sense of humor and willing to be part of our lives, combined with his spirited personality, resulted in many wonderful memories for me and Tom, as well as our families.
Love to all of you,
Jim, Dianne, John and Leslie Boutell