Maurice J. “Mauri” Loso, 90
Aug. 14, 1929-July 21, 2020
formerly of St. Joseph
Maurice J. “Mauri” Loso, 90, LCDR, USN, Ret., “Mauri” (90) died July 21 after a long battle with cancer.
His funeral was held on July 30 at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Apopka, Florida. The Rev. Stephen Baumann officiated. Interment was beside his wife Ginny at Highland Memory Gardens, Apopka.
Mauri was born Aug. 14, 1929 in St. Joseph. At age 21, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He received the wings of a Naval aviator and was commission as ensign in 1953. He married his wife Virginia “Ginny” Viglianti on Sept. 22, 1956. He retired from the Navy in 1971. He then worked for the U.S. Post Office until 1991. Loso was a past grand knight and past faithful navigator in the Knights of Columbus and a charter member and past commander of VFW Post 10147.
Survivors include a sister, Yvette Warnert of St Cloud; two sons, Brian Chuluota and his wife Donna and grandson Adam, and Frank Sanford and his wife Susan and grandsons John and Christopher, all of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years Ginny and his companion of six years Ramona Pusich.
Author: Janelle Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.