Dennis E. Loose, 61, state police lieutenant, LifeSpring Fellowship pastor, enjoyed mission work

By on February 10, 2016

Pastor Dennis E. Loose, 61, of Lititz, went home to be with his Lord and Savior suddenly of natural causes, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at Heart of Lancaster Hospital.

Born in Harrisburg to June (Walters) Loose and the late James E. Loose, Dennis was the loving husband of Karen L. (Rowe) Loose.

Dennis retired from the Pennsylvania State Police as a lieutenant in the forensics department in January 2004, after serving for 25 years. He retired on a Friday and began pastoring LifeSpring Fellowship on that Sunday, and he faithfully ministered there for 12 years. Dennis loved missions and traveled to many foreign mission fields including Africa, India, Russia, and Barbados. He also loved to read and enjoyed freshwater fishing in his spare time.

In addition to his mother: June; and wife: Karen; Dennis is survived by his daughter: Lori Cooper, wife of Josh, of Indianapolis, Ind.

Funeral services for Dennis will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, at Lancaster First Assembly of God, 1025 Columbia Ave., Lancaster. Family and friends will be received at the church from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Interment will be private at Witness Park, Lititz.

Memorial contributions in Dennis’ memory may be made to the Dennis Loose Memorial Missions Fund, at LifeSpring Fellowships web address:; or mailed to the church at P.O. Box 363, Lititz, PA 17543.

To leave the family an online condolence, visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, had charge of the arrangements.

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