John Emil Gosnell

December 1, 1955 ~ September 13, 2020 (age 64)


John (Johnny) Emil Gosnell, 64, of Terre Haute passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, September 13, 2020 at his home with his wife, Diana Gosnell (Svoboda), by his side. Born December 1, 1955.

Johnny was the son of Barbara C. Luecke Pfizenmayer (Gosnell) and Herbert Gosnell. Johnny served in the Army, 82nd Airborne Division. He was a drywall installer and painter by trade, and enjoyed fishing, traveling, and taking car rides through the country. Johnny was a football enthusiast and loved the Indianapolis Colts. With Johnny’s quick wit and child-like sense of humor, he was able to lighten up any situation and was often the life of the party.

Johnny is survived by his wife Diana, daughter Jennifer Lozano (Julio); son JJ Gosnell; step-son Jason Svoboda; grandkids Ana Gosnell, Katie Gosnell, Austin Freeman, Julio Lozano, Emanuel Lozano; brothers Steve (Debbie) Gosnell, Ed (Kelly) Gosnell, Leo McLaughlin (Mark), Herbie Gosnell, and Harold Gosnell; and lots of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ronnie Gosnell, sisters Marjorie (Jeannie) Reeves, and Madonna Hatfield.

Arrangements are under the direction of Greiner funeral home, 2005 North 13th street. Online condolences can be made at

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