John C. Luoto, Jr., 76, of Thief River Falls, MN, passed away on June 16, 2022.

Graveside memorial services will be held at a later date.

John Luoto was born in Thief River Falls, MN, on October 30, 1945, to John C. and Evelyn F. (Elkins) Luoto of Middle River, MN, where he attended the Middle River Community School, graduating with the class of 1963.

John enlisted in the US Navy in January 1964, for four years, and was assigned duty stations with both his older sister, Sharon, and younger brother, David, and received an honorable discharge.

He was employed by various companies in the aircraft/airline industries, as an aircraft fueler and supervisor of tank farms in Georgia, North Carolina, Illinois, and California.  He retired from Lockheed Corporation in 2005 and has since resided in Minnesota.

John is survived by his brother, David (Ruth) Luoto; aunts, Sylvia (Luoto Clark and Elaine (Nelson) Luoto; many cousins, nephews, nieces, and old friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Sharon.