John Lewis Moran

John Lewis Moran

John Lewis Moran

John Lewis Moran went to sleep with Jesus on October 6, 2020. John was born November 24, 1944, to Virgil and Marvel (Austin) Moran in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.

John developed a love of music at a young age which continued all his life. He recorded many songs under the name of Johnny Austin and was a member of many bands over the years. He also enjoyed fishing whenever he could, and was a big Packer and Badgers fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Freeman Rabine, nephew, Randy Rabine and great-granddaughter, Makenzie Brothers.

John is survived by his wife, Carol Grosskrueger, son Troy, Mauston; daughter, Heather (Dwayne) Saunders, Milton; son, Charles Christmas, Rolla, Missouri; stepchildren, Brenda Luke, Reedsburg; Debra Hindes (Andre McLaurin), Madison; James (Vickie) Luke, LaValle; Fred Luke, Reedsburg; Phillip (Cherie) Luke, Reedsburg; sisters, Virginia Rabine, Reedsburg; Judy (Michael) Witt, Reedsburg; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves behind his special friend Shadow.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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  1. Pegg Conderman says:

    I was very sorry to hear about his.passing
    John always had a smile and a good word
    I loved to hear him tell the stories of his life.

  2. Andy Johnson says:

    Condolences from Andy and the staff at Baraboo Music.

  3. Robin says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. There wasn’t a day that when I would run into him that he wasn’t smiling and had something good to say. Rest easy my old friend.

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  5. Daniel Farber says:

    Hi Carol. Very sorry to hear about John. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Gary and sherry rose says:

    So sorry about John may he rest in peace

  7. Sandra M & Jerry D Allen says:

    Sorry for the loss of John. His memories will live on in each of his children. Don’t be sad…he was called home, love and hugs

  8. Brenda Christmas says:

    Sorry to hear of John’s passing. He will be missed by many. Prayers for his entire family and friends 🙏🙏🙏.

  9. Ron & Anita Austin says:

    Many condolences; we will miss John’s kind words, gentle smiles, and many jokes.

  10. Christian and Angela Ronalds says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your uncle’s passing. We love your family and pray that soon Jesus will return and death itself shall die.

  11. Connie and Don says:

    So sorry for the passing of John. His memories will live on with in us. I loved listening to him sing. He was in his happy place with a guitar in his hand. I’m sending thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time.

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