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John D.

Janeusheske, John David “Little John”
The Lord called one of Union Grove’s finest painters and handymen home on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. John was born in La Crosse on April 1, 1934. Given up for adoption at an early age, John was transported here to the Wisconsin Southern Center. As John grew up he learned several trades through on the job work experiences. Eventually, John had his own painting business. Though John did not know his blood relatives he is survived by a group of friends who loved him as much if not more than any blood relative. We want to thank you John for making so many buildings in and around Union Grove so much better looking and for being such a good friend. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015, 3PM at Union Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Ron Tichy officiating.
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Debbie Morelli Dawson

John will be GREATLY missed at our family gatherings. We will miss his stories and his laughter. We are his family and will forever be grateful for all he has done for us; whether it was painting, electrical work and the many miscellaneous handyman jobs at our homes and on our farm. He was always willing to help with projects even though his eyesight and health was declining over the years. John was a very bright man even though he had no formal education. He learned from hands on. He deserves a lot of credit after being orphaned, put in Southern Wisconsin Center, working on farms, Grove Gear and starting his own painting and general handy man business and Martin’s Garage. He was happy with the simple things in life. He was proud of his trucks and van that he owned over the years, his trailer, his air compressor and tools. I remember how happy he was when he finally got a valid drivers license. He loved to frequent 7 Mile Fair and buy and sell treasures. He loved music; especially Jim Reeves and Big Band music. His favorite color was blue just like his beautiful eyes. His furry companion was his cat “Cotton” who kept him company. He loved oatmeal for breakfast, meatloaf as a main dish and apple pie for dessert. He also loved Mary’s old fashions for a cocktail at our holiday get togethers. John looked forward to breakfast outings at Country Rose, Mulberry’s or Union Grove Family Restaurant with friends. He was very proud of the little bit that he had. One thing I will always remember about John is he always said “THANK YOU VERY MUCH”. John I’m going to miss you very much but I know you are now in the arms of our Lord; a much better place than Crossroads Care Center. Rest in peace John. You were a fine friend and I will cherish the memories because you were like FAMILY to us.
Debbie Morelli Dawson

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