John F. Elofson
March 3, 1948 to May 14, 2020
John F. Elofson, 72, died Thursday, May 14, 2020 after a period of declining health. He was born on March 3, 1948 in Highland Park, IL to Elof Elofson and Thiva Loritz Elofson. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He served on the aircraft carrier the USS Ticonderoga.
John served for 27 years as a police officer for the Deerfield Police Department in Deerfield, IL. Upon retirement in 1998, John and his wife, Linda, and daughters, Laura and Britton, moved to Burke County, NC. He was a loving husband and father who enjoyed fishing and hunting.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, David Rivest of Highland Park, IL and his niece, Aubrey Bowers, of Orlando, FL.
John is survived by his wife, Linda Leopard Elofson; daughters, Laura Elofson and Britton Metcalf; grandsons, David and Matthew; granddaughter, Hayden; sister, Kyle Rivest, and in-laws, Janet, Michael, and Sarah Bowers.
John's wishes were to be cremated. Due to the COVID-19 virus, a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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