John H. Halstead, 85, of Loup City, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at Rose Lane Home in Loup City. Mass of Christian burial was Monday, January 20, 2020, at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church in Loup City. Father Richard L. Piontkowski officiated the Mass. Cremation followed the service and burial of the ashes will be held at a later date at the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City.

John is survived by his sons, Dan (Brenda) of Riverdale, N.D.; Mike (Delores) of Elgin, N.D.; Tom (Jenni) of Riley, Kan.; daughter, Cindy (Bill) Ference of Loup City; 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace; parents, Herbert and Mary; brothers, George and Richard; and sister, Clara Kleiman.

Memorials are suggested to the Halstead family or donor’s choice. Higgins Funeral Home in Loup City was in charge of arrangements. Condolences for John’s guest book can be left at