April 2, 2013


John Fitzgerald Loeffler, 49, of Scranton, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 4, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Scranton with Father Donald Ries as celebrant.

Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Scranton where there will be a rosary at 4 p.m. and a Christian wake service at 7 p.m. by the parish.

Organist for the Mass will be Mary Ross, and soloist will be Mike Bolton. Gift bearers will be Macy and Maggy Owen.

Eucharistic ministers will be Don and Lou Wiederin. Lector will be Eldon Wright.

Casket bearers will be Mike Gibson, Troy Gibson, Dick Brus, Jerry Byerly, Harm Buss, Doug Duff, Joel David and Chad Young. Burial will be at Scranton Township Cemetery. Honorary casket bearers will be John's great-nieces and great-nephews.

Online condolences may be left at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.

Born Dec. 7, 1963, at Carroll, he was a son of Leo and Dorothy (Caywood) Loeffler.

John was a lifelong resident of the Scranton area. His family lived on a farm north of Ralston until he was 10 years old and then moved into Scranton.

John graduated from Scranton High School in 1982. He attended Iowa Central Community College. He worked with his brother for many years at Ron's Auto Parts in Scranton until 2006 when he went to work for Scranton Manufacturing.

He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Scranton. John enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, following NASCAR, and spending quality time with his many good friends.

Surviving are his brother Ronald Loeffler and his wife Connie of Scranton; a niece Kathryn Owen her husband Chad of Scranton; a nephew James Loeffler and his wife Tricia of Boone; his great-nieces and great-nephews: Macy, Maggy, and Cylas John Owen, and Leo, Kasen, and Asher Loeffler; and many cousins.

John was preceded in death by his grandparents; his parents; and a brother, Robert Loeffler.