Monday, August 19, 2019


January 29, 1968—April 28, 2019

   SPARTA - John C. Lauritzen Sr., 51, of Sparta, died Sunday, April 28, 2019 at his home.

   He was born January 29, 1968 in Elgin, Illinois to Dale Lauritzen and Marie Krehnke.

   John moved to the Sparta area in early 1996. He drove truck for several different companies. John’s greatest passion was his children and grandchildren.

   John is survived by his six children, Jason (Megan) Lauritzen, of Sparta, James (Megan) Lauritzen, of Sparta, Jessie (Amanda) Lauritzen of Germany, John Lauritzen Jr., of Florida, Natalia Spencer of Sparta, Isabella Spencer-Lauritzen of Sparta; seven grandchildren, Emma Leigh, Joyce, Eric, Aaron, Gage, Logan, and Saphira. He is further survived by his father, Dale Lauritzen; his siblings, Bob (Denise) Hedberg, Jill (Al) Carter, Victoria (Ollie) Atterberry, Jerry (Claudia) Krammer, Rick Gillette, Tim (Tricia) Miller; and many nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie; his three brothers, Alan Lauritzen, Jason Lauritzen, Mary Joyce Lauritzen and Randy Gillette.

   A Celebration of John’s life will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the American Legion in Sparta, 9901 WI-21, Sparta, WI 54656, on Monday, May 6.

   Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, in Gould Rock Cemetery, Adams County.

   Online condolences may be offered to John’s family at

   The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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