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John "Ox" C. Aukstikalnis

Born: Thu., Feb. 26, 1942
Died: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017


2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 09, 2017
Location: Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home (Lakeville)

Mass of Christian Burial

9:30 AM Tue., Oct. 10, 2017
Location: Sts. Martha and Mary Church

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John C. “Ox” Aukstikalnis, 75, of Lakeville, MA passed away October 4, 2017 after a long illness.  He was the loving husband of his high school sweetheart Susan (O’Connell) Aukstikalnis of 57 years.

Born Feb. 26, 1942 in Brockton he was the son of the late Bronis and Florence (Balsis) Aukstikalnis. 

John was educated in Brockton schools and has been a resident of Lakeville for the past 37 years.  He was well known for building houses from Cape Cod to Maine.  He also built many custom homes in Duxbury and Dover and also several high-rise buildings with his devoted crew that he loved.  He served in the U.S. Army and loved ice fishing, fresh water fishing and was an avid gardener.

In addition to his wife Susan he is survived by 4 children Lori Aukstikalnis, Gail Rockwood, Dawn Coffin and the late D’Wayne Aukstikalnis; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother David Aukstikalnis and his wife Deborah; a sister Virginia Whychlis and her husband Robert; a brother in law Joseph O’Connell and his wife Ann and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Beacon Hospice, VA Home Visiting Nurses and the Lakeville Fire for all their help.

Visitation will take place on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 from 2-5 PM in the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 280 Bedford St., Lakeville, MA.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 at 9:30 AM in Sts. Martha and Mary Church in Lakeville.  Burial will be private.

Friends wishing memorial gifts may be given to the Polymyositis Association, 1940 Duke St., Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314

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sarah laverty
   Posted Fri October 06, 2017
Gail, to your Mom and all your family members I want you to know how sorry I am for the loss of your Dad..May you always remember the love you all shared with him and the love he had for all of you. It's hard to get sick and be happy all the time but just remember your daddy and all the love he showed to all of you !!!! Your in my thoughts and prayers.

Sally Burke
   Posted Sun October 08, 2017
To all: I'm so sorry about Ox's death...too soon.I have special Xmas cards put to the side to hand deliver this year & of course he was one of those cards. I have thought about him often & never made it down...how I would have loved to have seen him.From what I had heard & then reading about poylmyositis it was a hard road for him.Even though he is no longer in pain those left behind are now suffering.Please accept my condolences-he was always good to me with all that went on-back in the day.He had a good heart.My love to all of you & will see you tomorrow. Luv,Sally

Wendy Smith
   Posted Sun October 08, 2017
Gail (and entire family),
Please accept my condolences with regards to your dad. I haven’t seen you in forever, but my heart goes out to you all. Hang on to good memories, grieve as you need, and celebrate his life. I won’t see you at the wake as I’m in Tennessee until Tuesday. In sympathy, Wendy (Sally and Terry’s daughter)

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