John Eldon Loghry, age 92 of Thurman, IA died Wednesday, November 14,2018 at the VA hospital in Omaha Nebraska. John was born September 30,1926 on the family farm near Hepburn, IA to John Harvey Loghry and Helena Grace (Burns) Loghry. He married Norma Elaine Focht on May 23,1944 in Marysville, MO. He served in WWII and served in both Korea and the Philippines. He was married 70 years to the love of his life and blessed with eight children.
John wore many hats throughout his life. He served in the infantry during WW II, rode bucking broncs in the rodeo, worked in a bakery, drove semi trucks cross country, trained and raced horses, was an ABS breeder, farmed, and was an around jack of all trades. John was very proud of all his family. He enjoyed playing Santa for the kids of Thurman and making fresh donuts on Christmas morning. John was a proud member of the Tabor VFW. He will be missed by all.
John was preceded in death by his parents; wife Norma, son Jack Loghry, daughter Nancy Vanatta, son-in-law Rod Umphreys; 2 brothers, Leo Loghry and Leland Loghry; sister Dean Howard; and 3 granddaughters Jeane Elaine, Jennifer Marie, and Jamie Sue Beers. He is survived by his sister Nina Cristofano and and husband Dan of Denver Colorado; 3 sons Carroll Loghry of Thurman, John Loghry and wife Lorie of Thurman, and Randy Loghry and wife Tracy of Glenwood, IA; 3 daughters, Brenda Beers and husband Charlie of Sidney,IA, Sandra Umphreys of Thurman, and Jeannie Navrkal and husband Dan of Beaver Lake, NE; daughter-in-law Donna Loghry of Osage Beach, Missouri, son-in-law Donnie Vanatta of Tabor, IA; 25 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday, November 19, 2018 at the Crawford-Marshall Funeral Chapel in Sidney, IA with Pastor Richard Billingsley officiating. Visitation will be open after 5:00 PM Sunday with the family greeting friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Sunday at the Funeral Chapel. Memorials will go to the Rommel-Conklin VFW Post #7064 of Tabor, IA. Interment will be in the Thurman, IA Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites by the Rommel-Conklin VFW Post #7064 of Tabor.
The Crawford-Marshall Funeral Chapel in Sidney, IA is in charge of arrangements.