John Edward Lachowsky, 95, of Altus, Arkansas, died Thursday, June 19, 2014 in Altus. He was a retired District Manager for Farmers Home Administration. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Altus, Knights of Columbus, and St. Joseph’s Society. He was born May 10, 1919 in Conway, Arkansas to John E. and Eleanora Mary Strack Lachowsky. He was preceded in death by; a son, William Alan Lachowsky; a granddaughter, Susan Porterfield; five brothers: Father Clement, Louis, Alphonse, Dennis, and Norbert Lachowsky; and two sisters: Angela Thessing and Sister Mary John SSND.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Johnson Lachowsky; one daughter, Virginia Porterfield of Ozark; five sons: Dr. John Lachowsky of Ozark, Arkansas, Steve Lachowsky of Topeka, Kansas, Dc Brian Lachowsky of Altus, Louis Lachowsky of Kansas City, Missouri, and Dr. Frank Lachowsky of Gulf Breeze, Florida; two sisters: Clarita Lepine of Rhode Island and Rosemary Zimmerman of Little Rock, Arkansas; nineteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.
Rosary service was held at 5:00 PM Sunday, June 22, 2014, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Altus.
Mass service was held at 10:00 AM Monday, June 23, 2014, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Altus, with Abbot Jerome Kodell OSB officiating, under direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.
Serving as pallbearers are Kenneth Leding, Don Neumeier, Denny Stone, Cody Vaught, Mack McCain, and David Tencleve. The grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Cemetery Fund, 5132 St. Mary’s Lane, Altus, Arkansas 72821.