TRAVERSE CITY — John August Lauritzen, age 69, died Oct. 22, 2013, at his home in Traverse City. He was born Sept. 22, 1944, in Chicago, Ill., to his parents, John and Clarice Lauritzen. He was predeceased by his parents.
John is survived by one brother, Jay (Anne) Lauritzen; nephew, Jacob; nieces, Janet, Carrie, Bailey and Jenna, of Ogden Dunes, Ind.; one son, John Hanks, of North Franklin, Conn.; one grandson, Kody Hanks, of Marlborough, Conn.; and his darling significant other, Judy Guerrivera, of Traverse City.
He graduated from South Chicago’s Bowen High School in 1962 then joined the U.S. Coast Guard, where he was stationed throughout the Great Lakes Region, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, and Chattahoochee, Fla.
He moved to his beloved Traverse City in 1976, where he remained until his passing.
A Christian burial will take place in a family plot in Hammond, Ind.
Donations in lieu of flowers and in memory of John would be appreciated to the Father Fred Foundation, 826 Hasting Road, Traverse City, MI 49686; (231) 947-2055; fatherfred.worldsecuresystems.com/donation-form.