1949 John 2020

John W. Laska

August 10, 1949 — April 1, 2020

John William Laska, 70 of La Crescent formerly of Minnesota City, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer at Golden Living Care Center. John was born August 10, 1949 in Winona to Kenneth and Mary (Huggins) Laska. After the loss of his mother at 10, and he went to live on his grandparent's ranch in North Dakota. He loved the farm life and acquired a passion for the outdoors and wildlife that stayed with him the rest of his life. He graduated from La Crescent High School in 1967, later he went to Winona Area Tech for Tool & Die, and Welding. He followed in his father's footsteps and was avid outdoorsman, camper, hunter, and fisherman. He loved anything outdoors and knew the backwaters of the Mississippi better than most. He enjoyed many weekend camping trips to Whitewater State Park with family and friends. He was a former member of the Winona 4-Wheeler Club. He loved his many hunting trips to North Dakota with his beloved dogs. He was always a kid at heart, with a big sense of humor. John married his High School sweetheart Evelyn Sanders on September 27, 1969 they remained together until her death in 2007. John is survived by his daughter, Kristie Glodowski; grandchildren, Colton and Arabella Glodowski all of Arcadia, WI; brothers, Jeff (Lynette) Laska of La Crescent, MN and Joel Laska of Ottawa, Canada; sister, Susan Laska of North Dakota; two nephews, Kent Warnke and Dylan Owens. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth & Mary Laska; wife, Evelyn Laska; and stepmother, Arlene Laska. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be 3- 5 p.m., Friday, July 17, 2020 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center,Goodview. Everyone is asked to follow social distancing guidelines. He will be laid to rest at St Mary 's Cemetery at a later date. Please leave a memory of John and sign his online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com.

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