November 17, 1923 - November 20, 2015


A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph for Michael J. Loso, age 92, of St. Joseph who passed away on Friday, November 20, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his family. Reverend Jerome Tupa, OSB will officiate. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery with full military honors.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday and after 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church’s Heritage Hall in St. Joseph. Parish Prayers will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Heritage Hall in St. Joseph. Arrangements are with the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph.

Mike was born on November 17, 1923 in St. Joseph to Clarence and Rose (Wink) Loso. He married Florence Vorgert on March 29, 1944 in Arizona. Mike served honorably in the United States Navy during World War II. He was employed as a Vocational Instructor at the St. Cloud Reformatory for 29 years retiring in 1978. Mike then served as Mayor of St. Joseph from 1982 until 1990. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Senior Citizens, St. Joseph V.F.W Post #5773, St. Joseph American Legion Post #328, the St. Joseph Volunteer Fire Department serving terms as Chief, and the Rod and Gun Club.

Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, camping, singing and dancing, and was a great story teller. He especially treasured all the time spent with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years; children, Tamie (Bob) Sorenson of Minneapolis, Lynda (Tom) Nordang of Ontonagon, MI, Mike (Barb) Loso of Maple Grove, Mary Jo (Larry) Beuning of St. Cloud, Bob (Noreen) of St. Joseph, Janet (Kim) Fischer of Rhinelander, WI, Terry (Linda) Loso of St. Joseph, Tim (Pam) Loso of St. Joseph, Loren (Sue) Loso of Cold Spring, Neil (Patty) Loso of St. Joseph, Norma (Dave) Koetter of Avon, and Steven (Lisa) of St. Joseph; 32 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter; sister, Betty Ehresmann of Cold Spring; sister-in-law, Grace Loso; and many nieces and nephews.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents; grandchildren, Nikki Fischer and Bill Nordang; brothers and sisters, Daniel, John, Raymond, Charles, Rosemary Schneider, Lillian Warnert, Imelda Robertson, Ida Mae Schmid; and infant siblings.

A Special Thank You to the Staff at CentraCare Dialysis Center and St. Benedict’s Senior Community for the exceptional care given to Mike over the years.

Memorials are preferred.