John Peter Znak

Jan 12, 1948 – Aug 30, 2016

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"Pappa" John Znak passed away suddenly due to complications from cancer in Olympia Washington, at the age of 68.
Surviving to mourn his death and cherish many fond memories are his loving wife of 49 years, Kathleen(Crandell) Znak, Daughter Paula (Znak) LaPine, grandsons, Brant LaPine (Amber)great-granddaughter, Tamara, grandson, Taylor LaPine, granddaughter, Makaila LaPine.
Daughter, Brenda(Znak)Sias,(Andy)grandson Jacob Sias, grandson, Matthew Sias.
Grand daughter Michelle Feris, granddaughter Erica(Feris) Blanton (Shawn), great granddaughters Aroura and Nevaeh, and grandson Gerald Feris.
John grew up in a large loving family of three sisters, Kathy Dalseg (Steve), Terry Olson (Dave), Deborah Znak and a brother Earl Znak (Char), several nieces and nephews.
John graduated from Tyee High school class of 1966. Was a volunteer fireman for Foster fire dist. 18 from 1969-87, in 1993 he was laid off from the Boeing company and spent the majority of his time taking care of his ailing parents. And traveled to Ikawa, Japan in 2000 and again in 2003.
John loved collecting clocks, camping, and spending time at the ocean.
John is proceeded in death by his parents, Jacob Znak and Mary Jo (Hendrickson)Znak, his daughter Tamara (Znak)Feris and nephew Jacob Earl Znak.


Sue Wells
Apache Junction, AZ
Sep 21, 2016

It is still so hard to believe that John is gone. It was so good to see John and Kathy before John went into the hospital. We never know when we are needed more upstairs than we are needed here on earth. I will miss hearing Lee and John talking on the phone and the race to let the other one know they'd received their Trailer Life. We know that John is traveling with us wherever we go. Rest in peach dear one; my thoughts and prayers are with Kathy and the family! Sue and Lee Wells

Lori Ruffino
Kent, Wa
Sep 15, 2016

It was quite a shock to hear John had passed away, I've known him my whole life as we my twin sis and I grew up with his youngest daughter, Brenda. My dad and John were quite close as well and talked almost daily on the phone, and they gossiped like women! We actually started calling them the "gossip Kings". My dad doesn't say much but I know he'll miss those phone calls!


Kathy Znak Dalseg
Covington, WA
Sep 15, 2016

How does one describe in just a few words my brother John? He was one of the most unique people I have ever known. He was kind, direct, he spoke his mind, had an opinion on everything, and was very loyal.

We were always happy to see him when he would drop in to visit after his not to frequent trips to his lady barber, who by the way, is in Covington (not just around the corner from Tukwila). Our dog, Jinx, loved him because he always had a dog treat just for her. We would chat and catch up on family gossip and what was happening in our worlds. I could go on and on with childhood memories.

We may not understand why God called him home now, but He must have a need for John in heaven. The world lost a wonderful man who will be missed forever.

Until we meet again, Love, Kathy D.

Nikki Langenburg
Tukwila, WA
Sep 14, 2016

I'm so sorry to hear about John. I have soooooo many fond memories of him, and the whole family for that matter. Soccer and softball would have been very different for me without him and Kathy. My heart breaks for Kathy, Paula and Brenda. Y'all have already suffered so much. I hope you find some comfort reading these comments and knowing that you are not alone in missing him. My very deepest condolences to you all.

Daniel and Paula
Orting, Wa
Sep 14, 2016

So go and run free

So go and run free with the angels

Dance around the golden clouds

For the lord has chosen you to be with him

And we should feel nothing but proud

Although he has taken you from us

And our pain a lifetime will last

Your memory will never escape us

But make us glad for the time we did have

Your face will always be hidden

Deep inside our hearts

Each precious moment you gave us

Shall never, ever depart

So go and run free with the angels

As they sing so tenderly

And please be sure to tell them

To take good care of you for me

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David Olson
SeaTac, WA
Sep 14, 2016

I miss the days that John would stop by with his dog Charlie for a cup of coffee and a visit. It would often turn out to be a couple of hours talking about computers, tales of the "old days", cars, politics, whatever. He loved his family and friends, and always had great stories.

Jessica Kartes
Seatac, WA
Sep 13, 2016

Though I only met you once or twice as a child I can assure you will be missed. You and your family are in my prayers.

Susan stratton
Quilcene, wa
Sep 13, 2016

Will miss you John, especially my airport taxi man. Sorry we can't be there for you Kathy, chin up, there will be better days to come. Hope the service is especially nice. Love Bruce and


Lynn Bosshart
Puyallup , Wa
Sep 13, 2016

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family during these trying times. I have fond memories of John when I was a kid, what a great man.

Lisa Auckland
Orting, wa
Sep 13, 2016

Condolences to the whole family. This is a great loss to the family. We will keep your memory alive for great granddaughter Tamara Jane. You will be missed immensely.

Anastasia Becker
auburn, wa
Sep 13, 2016

Sorry for your loss cancer sucks I lost my dad a month ago due to cancer. Love u

Tami Marie Holst
Everett, Wa
Sep 13, 2016

Thank you for everything you gave to me Johnny boy! Mostly your time and wonderful listening skills! I am going to miss you soooo much!

Hang in there Kathy, i know this has got to be just as tough as losing Tam!..... sucks!

You need anything please ask okay. Love you so much my 2nd momma.

Love, Tami T

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