John Anthony Washenko, born April 1, 1947, passed suddenly in a car accident on October 7, 2021, at age 74.
Dad was born in Granite City, Illinois to John Washenko and Mary Belusko. He was the eldest of nine children. He served for four years in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged.
In his 20’s he met his wife, JoAnn Bauers. They were married for 47 years and had seven children, four boys and three girls. He enjoyed his life career as a locomotive engineer at Kennecott Copper.
Dad loved the Lord Jesus Christ, family, and the constitution of the United States of America with all his heart. He viewed life as an adventure and his passion for learning was constant. He took great pride in his family and friends’ successes big and small. He loved to give to others. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He leaves behind his wife JoAnn, his children John (Cynthia), Chrissy (Paul), Angela, Melody (Randy), Steve (Shirley), and Aaron (Stephanie) along with 18 amazing grandchildren, Rosie his beloved dog, six sisters and one brother. He will be greeted by his son Joshua, his parents, and his sister MaryAnn.
A funeral will be held on his behalf Monday, October 18, at 10:30 am at Larkin Mortuary-Riverton, 3688 West 12600 South, Riverton, Utah . A visitation before the service will begin at 9 am. His body will be laid to rest at the Utah Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park.
John will be greatly missed. His welcoming smile, kind heart and dedication to Tesla. John made a big difference in many lives and made the world a better place.
Sending our love and prayers to your family at this time. John your Dad was always so friendly and had a big smile to share. You could see the pride for his family through his smiling eyes.
We are thinking of you, Cynthia, Lauren, Parker, Andrew, Hudson, your sweet Mom & your entire family.
Quinn & Amie Frazier
My deepest condolences for the sudden loss of John. May he rest in peace and fly high with the other angels and saints. Hugs and peace to his loved ones💕
Love your family so much! Hugs & Kisses Aunt JoAnn & family. Thank you for your examples and love for everyone. Thank you for raising such sweet children. Such a sweet family!
My condolences to your family on losing John. We attended and graduated from high school together. He was a super person. Take courage in Rev. 21:3,4 because we have a loving and awesome God.
I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. John and I attended school together through high school. I remember him as a person quick with a laugh and a smile and as an outstanding runner on the high school track team. My prayers are with his family.