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July 13, 2013

John F. Loseth

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LAKE DELAWARE — John Fredrick Loseth, 68, 19-year Lake Delaware (Town of Bovina) resident, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at home.

He was born Feb. 5, 1945, in Alexandria, Minn., the son of Orville and Ferne (Paulus) Loseth, receiving his formal education at Concordia College, Morehead, and MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis.

Certified by the American Board of Opticianry, John was a distinguished optician, licensed in New York and Massachusetts, until retirement.

Longtime organist and choir director at St. James’ Church, he also worked for Fisk Antiques. He was a member of Oneonta Chapter, American Guild of Organists.

Surviving are his brother, William Loseth, North Richland Hills, Texas; sister, Susan Schmidt, Alexandria, Minn.; nephew and four nieces.

Predeceased were his sister, Mary Anderson; and companion, John Philip Baker.

Requiem Mass: 11 a.m. Monday, July 15, St. James’ Church, Lake Delaware, the Rev’d J. Patrick Hunt, presiding. Burial following, Lake Delaware Cemetery.

Memorial contributions: St. James’ Church, appreciated.

Arrangements: Robert A. Peet, Hall & Peet Funeral Home, Delhi.